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Halsbury's Laws of England - 3d ed Free with cost of shipping

From Ronn Cheney:

Good day all:

I have a lawyer retiring at end of year and has a complete set (46 volumes) of Halsbury’s Laws of England - 3d ed + the Canadian Converter supplements.

For the cost of shipping they will be available until end of December.

Our local recycling depot will not take books (Go figure) so he would like them to go to an inside location that is warm and fuzzy.

After all it is Christmas.

Thanks Ronn Cheney, Law Librarian
Grey County Law Association
611 - 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON

519-371-5495
1-866-578-5841
Fax: 519-371-4606

greylawlibrary@gmail.com

BC Gazette Part II now available on bclaws.ca

The Queen's Printer has announced that the BC Gazette Part II is now available on the BC Laws website (http://www.bclaws.ca/). Issues are available from October 2001 to the present.

Senate Page Program is Recruiting - ideal for aspiring law librarians

If you know a current grade 12 student or an in-progress undergrad student who aspires to be a law librarian/lawyer/paralegal/legal assistant, I encourage you to send them the attached Senate Page Program recruiting information.

I was a Senate Page for two years and it was a fantastic experience because I was so interested in political science. I definitely recommend it over the rival House of Commons Page Program. Typically, Senate Pages will go on to work in public policy, law, or non-profit management.

Please feel free to have any interested young people in your life contact me if they have any questions.

Finding and Researching Experts and their Testimony

The 3rd edition of the American White Paper on Finding and Researching Experts and their Testimony has been released.

B.C.'s new Civil Resolution Tribunal

The "implementation website" for the online Civil Resolution Tribunal has been launched.  Early days, but something to keep an eye on.

Statistics Canada beta site

From Carla Graebner, Simon Fraser University:


Statistics Canada is in the process of redeveloping their website and is looking for feedback [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en].

From their FAQ [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en/statcan_faq#a1_1]:

"We are improving our website in response to comments received from our users. While most users are able to navigate the current website and find the information they require, we have identified the need for a more simplified and coherent product line.

Statistics Canada is also changing the way it disseminates information to Canadians to take advantage of evolving technology, increase user satisfaction and improve data retrieval success rates."

The FAQ notes that the beta site is not to be used as the source for official statistics since the information on it is a snapshot of content from spring 2014.  Feedback can be given on a page by page basis, sent directly to the Statistics Canada web design team or submitted to the discussion forum for participating online [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/beta/n1/en/consultation

Carla

CALL/ACBD offering sponsorship for the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI)

From Ann Marie Melvie, Chair, CALL/ACBD Scholarships and Awards Committee:


The next Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI) will be held March 29-April 4, 2015.

CALL/ACBD is pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor one member as a nominee to the Institute. While there is no guarantee that our nominee will be selected, CALL/ACBD is prepared to fund the registration fee and up to $1,000 in travel costs to our nominee if he or she is selected by the Institute.

Members of CALL/ACBD who have been in good standing for a minimum of twelve months are invited to apply for CALL/ACBD nomination and funding. For details on applying to be the CALL/ACBD nominee, please view the NELI page on the CALL/ACBD website.

Connie Crosby on Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations

The ever-informative Connie Crosby of Crosby Group Consulting was one of the contributors to Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global at the beginning of 2014.

Connie has just announced that her two chapters in this book are now available for free download:

CALL announces Substantive Law Webinar Series

Substantive Law Webinar Series 

Summary: 

The Webinar Committee is pleased to offer a series of substantive law webinars delivered by Ted Tjaden. Ted delivered a webinar on Civil Procedure in March, 2014, and due to the level of interest, the Committee has paired up with Ted to offer the following subjects over 2014 and 2015.

Tort Law - October 30, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Contract Law - December 9, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Constitutional Law - February 12, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Real/Personal Property Law - April 21, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Criminal Law - June 18, 2015 from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Upcoming Webinar on GALLOP Canadian Government Publications Portal

Via Michel-Adrien Sheppard's blog:

A webinar on GALLOP, the Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal, will be held on October 22, 2014.

The webinar, GALLOP into Government Docs and Legislative Libraries, "is essential for anyone working with government publications, and will also be relevant for school, public, academic, and special librarians searching for government publications. It will address collaborative efforts to preserve and make available electronic government publications in Canada. Reference librarians will learn how to use this reliable source of Canadian content. Library school students may find value in this session regarding ways libraries are cooperating to navigate the ongoing shift from paper to electronic resources and manage print collections economically."
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