1 Guides and materials on conducting proper legal research and effective written advocacy. Banks on Using a Law Library, 6th Edition Margaret A. Banks and Karen E.H. Foti A guide to the essential information on Canadian and English legal resources, both primary and secondary, used in conducting legal research. Order # $155 08/94 softcover 334 pages The Canadian Abridgment Canadian Court System Booklet / Flipchart 2013 Updated in July 2013, this overview of the Canadian court system, in both historical and present-day Canada, may be used for reference when assessing the weight to be given to any particular case and for aid when the case law deals with procedural issues that may depend on the court structures in existence at a given time. The information is broken down between court level and jurisdiction. Available in two formats a wall poster and a coil bound, notebook-sized flipchart. Order # $12 10/13 softcover coil bound The Canadian Legal System, 5th Edition Gerald L. Gall This highly acclaimed introductory work covers all aspects of Canada s legal system and its legal institutions. Beginning with the nature and sources of Canadian law, the author examines the constitutional division of legislative powers, and the impact of the Charter on legislative authority. Separate chapters detail the role and hierarchy of the courts, the role of judges and lawyers, and the principle of stare decisis in shaping judgemade law, with a special chapter on the Quebec legal system. The 5th edition has been completely updated, including significant additions to the sections on military law, changes to the provincial court structure (i.e. simplified procedures, case management and court reform), incorporation of formal and informal ADR, and key charter and constitutional jurisprudence that continues to shape the law in Canada. I found this work to be an excellent introduction to the legal system and an accessible guide to some of the basic terminology, concepts and discourses of legal education. Law students should find the book s extensive references and subjectspecific bibliographies to be particularly valuable. Chapter divisions ensure that a comfortable pace is maintained while at the same time allowing the reader to focus on areas of specific interest. Nonetheless, Gall has produced a noticeably up-to-date, easyto-use introduction to the legal system that should be on every law student s bookshelf. Matthew Canzer, Student-at-Law, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law Order # $75 08/04 softcover approx. 630 pages Canadian Abridgment User Guides: Short Guide and Quick Reference Guide The Short Guide to the Canadian Abridgment and Related Products is a research guide to all current components of the Canadian Abridgment. This latest edition of the Guide for the first time demonstrates how to use the components. Designed for use as a teaching aid and reference tool, the Guide illustrates the Canadian Abridgment services in relation to the following research tasks: To find case law by legal issue To find case law by case name To find case law considering a word or phrase To find the history and judicial treatment of a case To find the judicial treatment of a statute, regulation or rule of practice To find legislative history To find legal literature For each research task, the Short Guide contains a description of the appropriate print product, along with illustrations and complete instructions of the twostep research process. This is followed by a description of the equivalent online component of the Canadian Abridgment, with detailed instructions and screen captures explaining the corresponding functions and steps to online research on Westlaw Canada.
2 The Quick Reference Guide to the Abridgment and Related Products provides a quick overview of the print research process. For each research task, the Quick Reference Guide describes the appropriate print product and provides a flow chart illustration of the steps involved in a complete search. These research tools will prove a valuable reference in understanding the Abridgment suite of products, and assist in teaching the many research functions the Abridgment provides. Copies of both the Short Guide and the Quick Reference Guide have been sent to all subscribers to the print Abridgment. LawSource subscribers who are not Abridgment subscribers will receive a copy of the Short Guide. For our full range of the Canadian Abridgment offerings or if you would like to order additional copies of the Short Guide or the Quick Reference Guide, please contact The Canadian Abridgment Editorial Helpdesk at or (416) (in Toronto). Canadian Guide to Legal Style Queen's Law Journal The Queen's Law Journal is one of Canada's leading refereed law reviews, publishing high-quality legal scholarship in English and French. It is run by a student board of editors under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The Journal has an international readership and can be accessed in several legal databases, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, HeinOnline, Gale and EBSCO. This Style Guide sets out guidelines based on best practices in Canadian legal writing, with a view to ensuring clarity, consistency and readability. It was first prepared by the Journal's editors several years ago as an in-house document, and has been expanded and refined by members of the and editorial boards. It is designed for use by students, law journal editors, academics and others who do scholarly and professional legal writing. Order # $30 08/14 softcover 60 pages Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th Edition/ Manuel canadien de la référence juridique, 8 e édition McGill Law Journal / Revue de droit de McGill Now available online This practical book is a bilingual and bijuridical guide to citation of legal materials. Now in its 8th edition, the guide provides a straightforward, uniform approach to citation of government documents, case law, legislation, periodicals, monographs and other secondary materials across all jurisdictions. This guide has been adopted by various courts and major law reviews across the country, establishing itself as an important tool for legal research and writing. New in this edition A new section in the General Rules giving guidance for citing to online sources A new section providing a rule for point in time citations for legislation A wholesale reorganization of the Government Documents rules to provide clarity, especially for Non- Parliamentary Documents A greatly expanded section on online sources, including forms for blogs, Twitter, and online video (including a pinpoint form) And the new 8th Edition gives you even more online access. Now you can quickly search to find the citation you are looking for, easily link between citation rules and the related appendices, highlight important text and include your own annotations to keep track of citation styles. Hosted on WestlawNext Canada, researchers will be able to easily reference the guide when conducting research. Call your academic sales rep to see how your school can get online access. 2
3 Ouvrage des plus pratiques, le Manuel canadien de la référence juridique est un guide bilingue sur la référence aux documents juridiques, tant en common law qu en droit civil. Nouvellement publié dans un 8 e edition, le Manuel propose une méthode directe et uniforme quant à la manière de citer les documents gouvernementaux, la jurisprudence, la législation, les périodiques, les monographies et autres documents de source secondaire en provenance de tous les pays, territoires et provinces. Le Manuel canadien de la référence juridique a été officiellement adopté par les principales revues de droit au Canada, se révélant en tant qu outil indispensable pour la recherche et la rédaction juridique. Order # / N o de commande $66 07/14 softcover coil bound / couverture souple (spirale) approx. / env. 620 pages Canadian Tax Research: A Practical Guide, 5th Edition Ted Cook, M.B.A., LL.B. Canadian Tax Research: A Practical Guide provides a practical framework for researching and answering tax questions and provides an extensive compilation of the information sources available for use in researching those questions. It is a valuable resource for students and new tax practitioners who need some guidance in conducting tax research problems. There are so many sources to conduct effective tax research that beginning to solve a tax problem is a daunting task. This book will help a person confronted with a tax question to develop a game plan for conducting the tax research needed to answer that question, to know what resources are available and how to use them. The book is organized to closely replicate the steps generally followed in solving a tax problem, structured as follows: Introduction to Tax Research: outline of the process of conducting tax research gathering the facts of the situation, identification of the issues, analysis and conclusion The Act: description of the structure of the Act and how to approach the interpretation of its provisions Other Statutes: description of other statutes such as the Charter, Excise Tax Act, tax treaties and provincial tax legislation that may be relevant in conducting tax research Case Law: sources, citation, reading and interpretation Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Publications: discussion of CRA publications and how to use them in tax research Other Secondary Sources of Research: discussion of other sources including government, publishers, associations, commissions, foundations The Goods and Services Tax and Other Taxes: primary and secondary sources for GST research Sample Problem: step-by-step approach through a sample tax problem for which the solutions lie in many different sources Appendix: comprehensive reference lists and descriptions of sources of tax research materials and where they can be found. Order # $70 08/10 softcover 272 pages Finding and Managing Legal Information on the Internet, Second Edition David Whelan This is a practical guide for lawyers, judges, law librarians, law students and anyone else interested in finding information online faster and managing it better. Get tips that will help you find both law and related business information faster. This text will also help you stay on top of technology trends, monitor current awareness resources and organize your research for quick retrieval in the future. Learn more about: Legal information sources Browser extensions, free add-ons and plug-ins Staying on top of changing information with RSS and other tools Research organization and retrieval Mobile legal research The author, David Whelan, is the Manager of Legal Information at The Law Society of Upper Canada. He has spent his career working with information and technology. Order # $45 03/12 softcover approx. 230 pages Canada Law Book 3
4 How to Understand Statutes and By-laws Michael I. Jeffery, Kenneth Harril Gifford, and Donald James Gifford Provides an introduction to the rules governing the reading and interpretation of statutes, by-laws and other forms of legislation in Canada. Written in clear, direct language, the book will assist lawyers and others in understanding the impact statutes have on their professions and their clients business activities. The authors systematically explain the elements of each statute, including the preamble, headings, marginal notes, definitions, the organization of sections, subsections and paragraphs, and how they contribute to the meaning of the Act. This is followed by coverage of the special rules developed by the courts in interpreting legislation such as the plain meaning rule, the purpose approach, the class or category rule, the express inclusions or implied exclusions rule, and the words of similar meaning rule. Order # $109 08/95 softcover 252 pages Introduction to the Law and Legal System of Canada Nancy McCormack, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S., J.D., LL.M. and Melanie R. Bueckert, LL.B., LL.M. This introductory text is demystifies the law and to provide information on the key components of the Canadian legal system, including chapters on: The nature of law and competing theories of law Legal pluralism how the Canadian legal system interacts with various religious legal systems Sources of Canadian law including legislation and caselaw The legal history of Britain, the reception of English law in Canada, the history of civil law in Quebec, and the bijural system The Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms The structure of Canadian government Courts across Canada and the work of judges and lawyers Problems regarding access to justice Substantive law including criminal law, property law, contract law, and tort law Procedural laws governing civil disputes and criminal prosecutions Order # $73 01/13 softcover approx. 260 pages Introduction to the Study of Law, 7th Edition Stephen Waddams This book presents the fundamentals of formal legal study by introducing the reader to legal problem solving and providing an understanding of the language of law. It also surveys the structure of the legal system in Canada, the sources of our laws and the distinction between public and private law. This edition has been brought fully up to date to take account of changes in the court structure and in the administration of the profession. The author addresses developing issues such as specialization in the legal profession and contingent fees. References are also included to recent judicial decisions and to recent academic writing. Whether researching law as a career, familiarizing yourself with the role of lawyers or looking for a concise explanation of the Canadian legal system, Introduction to the Study of Law, 7th Edition is the perfect resource for insight and perspective. Order # $63 12/10 softcover approx. 220 pages
5 La recherche en fiscalité canadienne, 3 e edition Marie-Pierre Allard La fiscalité est un domaine de plus en plus complexe, puisqu il exige du praticien non seulement de solides connaissances de base et une mise à jour constante de cellesci, mais également d excellentes aptitudes à la recherche. Cet ouvrage destiné à la recherche en fiscalité répertorie les sources documentaries disponibles, présente de façon détaillée les différents outils traditionnels et informatiques permettant de repérer et d analyser celles-ci puis explique comment citer ces références. Cette troisième édition comporte également une nouvelle partie consacrée à la méthodologie de recherche et de rédaction des divers types de documents qu un fiscaliste peut être appelé à rédiger. Le praticien y trouvera une méthodologie complète, incluant l évaluation, la sélection et l analyse de la documentation, la préparation d un plan de rédaction détaillé et la rédaction proprement dite du texte. Un ouvrage unique au Canada, en français, qui sera utile à tous les professionnels de la fiscalité, qu ils soient juristes, administrateurs, comptables ou économistes. N o de commande $ 08/11 couverture souple 522 pages The Law of the Written Word: A Legal Guide for Writers in Canada Douglas R. Mah and Jason J.J. Bodnar The Law of the Written Word: A Legal Guide for Writers in Canada is the first on this particular topic in Canada. It is a comprehensive guide to the workings of the Canadian legal system, including the courts, criminal law, the law of copyrights, defamation, freedom of speech and the basic workings of the Charter of Rights, and basic principles of contract law from the perspective of professional writers carrying on their work as a business, and as a reference for professional writing students. A concluding chapter covers the professional responsibilities of writers in society. The book includes a set of sample exam questions that cover the various concepts discussed in the book, providing an invaluable study aid for professional writing students studying the basic concepts of the legal system and law. Order # $98 10/13 softcover approx. 800 pages Legal Drafting in Plain Language, 3rd Edition Robert C. Dick, Q.C. This acclaimed publication examines the principles and techniques of plain language drafting in the context of legal documentation. The work addresses the special problems of legal language, and presents a code of 33 drafting rules designed to achieve both clarity and precision in legal drafting. The author explains how to avoid undue wordiness, excessive legalese, contextual ambiguities and unnecessary provisos, and the use of proper paragraphing, headings and design elements. Includes numerous examples and diagrams. Order # $89 08/95 softcover 294 pages
6 Lexique juridique françaisanglais Termes courants du droit public et privé / English-French Glossary of Legal Terminology Terms Commonly Used in Public and Private Law L. Pollak Un ouvrage bilingue et de format pratique qui sera d une utilité indéniable aux traducteurs juridiques, aux interprètes judiciaires, aux secrétaires juridiques et à tous les spécialistes du droit en général. Les domaines suivants sont traités : sources et branches du droit ; l appareil judiciaire ; le droit pénal ; le droit de la famille ; le droit du travail ; le droit des affaires ; les contrats, les obligations et la propriété. N o de commande YB $ 03/96 couverture souple 196 pages Éditions Yvon Blais A Plain Language Handbook for Legal Writers Christine Mowat A Plain Language Handbook for Legal Writers provides a practical, workshop-ina-book approach to the techniques of clear writing for legal professionals, academics, students of the law and the judiciary. The first five chapters of the Handbook establish a context for plain language, defining the term plain language as establishing a theoretical framework for readers to develop plain language documents, providing techniques for making inclusive language a part of the plain language approach, and documenting various methods of evaluating and fieldtesting in-house documents. The second section of the Handbook applies plain language techniques to key sample documents legislation, wills, contracts, by-laws, collective agreements and public forms, with before and after samples to illustrate a range of models. Also included is a Toolbox, a comprehensive set of practice exercises designed to help the legal writer self-diagnose the strengths and weaknesses in writing, with assistance to overcome the problems. The book includes a section on the future of plain language and an extensive bibliography of other resources to consult. Order # $137 12/98 softcover 320 pages New Edition The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, Fourth Edition Nancy McCormack, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S., J.D., LL.M., John Papadopoulos, B.Sc., J.D., M.I.St. and Catherine Cotter, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.L.I.S. Founding authors (1 st and 2 nd editions): Jacqueline Castel and Omeela Latchman Now in its fourth and completely revised edition, this essential guidebook to legal research introduces users to the various legal research materials available to lawyers, law students, law clerks and legal academics. It teaches readers efficient legal research skills, and acts as a reference source by providing some of the essential background required to research specific areas of the law. Along with detailed research strategies, a comprehensive checklist is included. This edition provides in-depth information on such key secondary sources as Canadian legal encyclopedias and the Canadian Abridgment, in addition to books and periodicals. Case law along with statutes and the Constitution are also discussed in detail. Electronic tools are covered throughout the book. Expanded chapters on American and U.K. legal research as well as new information on Quebec, Australia and New Zealand provide additional information to the researcher. A chapter on writing guidelines and a selective bibliography round out and complete this key research tool. Order # $107 03/15 softcover approx. 600 pages
7 A Quick Guide to Researching Canadian Statutes, The Canadian Abridgment Take this portable guide with you to the library, the classroom, or even home. Save endless hours of research time looking through multiple sources for the same information. All the legislative basics you need are in one convenient, easy-to-access guide: The major issues covered by the Constitution, including the division of powers between the federal and provincial governments, a brief description of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and a list of the eight formal procedures for amending Canada s Constitution Flowcharts depicting the progress of bills through federal and provincial statutes and their enactment as laws Step-by-step guide to updating (in print and online) federal and provincial statutes, divided by jurisdiction Useful print and online resources to aid researchers in tracking the progress of federal and provincial statutes, as well in updating statutes to reflect the latest amendments and developments in the law Order # $ /06 softcover cerlox 36 pages Updating Statutes and Regulations for All Canadian Jurisdictions, 5th Edition La mise à jour des lois et règlements à travers le Canada, 5 e édition Nancy McCormack and Nathalie Léonard A comprehensive, fully bilingual guide to updating Statutes and Regulations for all Canadian jurisdictions. This edition includes: Detailed information on researching historical legislation. Information on researching local and private acts. Detailed information on updating statutes and regulations using both print and online sources Each chapter is organized by jurisdiction and gives directions on how to find bills and how to check for proclamation. Un guide complet et bilingue concernant la mise à jour législative dans toutes les provinces et tous les territories du Canada. Le nouveau contenu comprend: Des renseignements détaillés sur la recherche des historiques législatifs; De l information sur la recherche des lois locales et privées; Des explications détaillées sur le suivi des lois et des règlements en utilisant les sources imprimées et en ligne. Chaque chapitre est organisé par province ou par territoire et offre des instructions sur la façon de trouver des projets de loi et sur la méthode pour vérifier leur sanction. Order # / N o de commande $94 03/12 softcover / couverture souple 480 pages Writing for the Court James Raymond, Ph.D. This handy manual, written by an authority on legal writing, provides quick and ready guidance on preparing effective and succinct briefs, clear written advocacy and written judgments. Written in an informal and highly readable style, the book provides invaluable insight on proper sentence and paragraph structure, style and legal reasoning, among other topics. Order # $65 09/10 softcover 200 pages
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