Monthly Archives: January 2020


New Titles – January 2020

See the list below for new titles now available at the CCLA library!

2019 Department of Finance Technical Notes: Income Tax, 31st Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

2019-2020 Annotated Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Competition Act (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Copyright Act (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Divorce Act (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Employment Insurance Act (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Ontario Family Law Act (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Ontario Human Rights Code (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Ontario Labour Relations Act (Thomson Reuters)

2020 Annotated Ontario Landlord and Tenant Statutes (Thomson Reuters)

Annotated Aboriginal Law: The Constitution, Legislation, Treaties and Supreme Court of Canada Case Summaries 2020 (Thomson Reuters)

Annotated Ontario Rules of Criminal Practice 2020 (Thomson Reuters)

Canadian Immigration & Refugee Law Practice, 2020 Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2020 (Irwin Law)

Document Registration Guide, 2020, 21st Ed. (LexisNexis)

Federal Courts Practice 2020 (Thomson Reuters)

Fundamental Justice: Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 2nd ed. (Irwin Law)

Impaired Driving in Canada – The Charter Cases, 4th Ed. (LexisNexis)

The Law of Bailment (Irwin Law)

The Law of Costs in Personal Injury Actions (LexisNexis)

The Law of Objections in Canada: A Handbook (LexisNexis)

The Law of Witnesses and Evidence in Canada (Thomson Reuters)

McLeod’s Ontario Family Law Rules Annotated 2019-2020 (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Employment Standards Act: Quick Reference – 2020 Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Ontario Landlord & Tenant Law Practice, 2020 Ed. (LexisNexis)

Practitioner’s Goods and Services Tax Annotated with Harmonized Sales Tax 2019, 40th Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Practitioner’s Ontario Taxes Annotated 2019, Fall Ed. (Thomson Reuters)

Prosecuting and Defending Professional Regulation Cases (Emond Publishing)

Remedies: The Law of Damages, 3rd ed. (Irwin Law)

Sentencing: Principles and Practice (Emond Publishing)

Taxation of Trusts and Estates: A Practitioner’s Guide 2020 (Thomson Reuters)

Youth Criminal Justice Law, 3rd ed. (Irwin Law)


Spicy Hot News from CanLII!

Last week, CanLII delivered some great news from their development team. I’ll let you tell them about it themselves at this blog post, but the two major new features are:

1. Decision highlights and paragraph-level note-ups: Check out how a specific paragraph of a decision has been cited in subsequent cases.

2. Decision intensity indicators: A little blue jalapeno icon will now show you, from your search results list when do you do a note-up, how extensively a case has been discussed. Here’s a look at our spicy little friend: undefined

And in action:

 

Again, check out CanLII’s blog post for full information on how these features work, and more importantly, get in there on CanLII and try them out for yourself!


Upcoming Training @ the CCLA

If you’re looking to get a jump on your 2020 CPD hours *and* brush up on some legal research skills at the same time, look no further! Here are upcoming legal research training sessions we’ll be putting on.

WestlawNext Canada – Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 12:00 (In-Person) 

WestlawNext Canada training is back! Join us on Thursday, January 30 as we welcome trainer Josée Provost for an hour-long session on WestlawNext Canada. If you use this database but could use some fresh instruction on how to use it more effectively, this is the session for you.

This program has been LSO accredited for 1.0 CPD hour toward the annual Professionalism Requirement.

WestlawNext Canada contains a wealth of Canadian primary law, renowned commentary and value-added tools. In this session, we will cover how to:

  • Browse the CED, Canadian Abridgment and other exclusive WLNC content
  • Find specific documents by Citation or Name/Number
  • Link to Citing References and Other Related Documents (Noting up)
  • Perform searches using Plain Language or Boolean Connectors
  • Organize and filter Search Results
  • Work with Documents (Print, Email, Download)
  • Access Your Research History

 

Jurisource – Juedi, le 13 février 2020 @ 12h (En personne)

Jurisource.ca est une bibliothèque virtuelle qui recense des milliers de ressources tels que : des modèles d’actes, des listes de contrôle, des lexiques, des ressources linguistiques, des infographies, etc.

Me Alexanne Stewart, agente de projet chez Jurisource.ca, vous aidera à vous familiariser avec cet outil très utile pour la recherche juridique et terminologique.

Veuillez noter que la session est gratuite et peut compter à titre d’une heure de droit de fond pour la formation professionnelle continue (FPC) du Barreau de l’Ontario.

 

Hein Online – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @12:00 (Webinar)

Did you know that LSO lawyers have free access to HeinOnline, a legal research database that you can use from your office or home? Join us for a lunchtime webinar to learn about the wealth of legal materials available to you and how to access it quickly and efficiently. We will also cover to browse and download journal articles and historical legislation, and how to save time by optimizing your searches.

To cover costs of the webinar, this session is 10$; you can register here. The day before the session, we’ll send you an email with the link you need to get into the webinar. You’ll need either speakers or earphones for your computer.

This session is eligible for 1 substantive CPD hour.

 

Lexis Advance Quicklaw – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 12:00 (In-Person)

Join us on Tuesday, March 24 a for an hour-long training session on Lexis Advance Quicklaw! If you use this database but could use some fresh instruction on how to use it more effectively, this is the session for you.

This program has been LSO accredited for 1.0 CPD hour toward the annual Professionalism Requirement.

In this session:

  • Learn to search the broadest collection of Canadian primary and secondary sources using a refreshingly new design that features a streamlined single intuitive search box allowing you to search as you like. As well, you will learn how selecting favourite sources or pre-search filters can help narrow your starting point.
  • Access extensive content coverage including Canadian Case Law; Case Summaries; Citators; Administrative Decisions; Acts; Regulations; Court Rules; Constitutions; Forms and Precedents; and Textbooks including Halsbury’s Laws of Canada.
  • Discover how to search by name, by source or topic, citation or keyword; navigate and refine search results; deliver documents; note up cases and statutes using the QuickCITE® Case Citator and the QuickCITE® Legislation Citator.
  • Discover how the ‘History Content Pod’ can help you streamline your workflow by viewing your search history, search terms, most recently opened documents, or, by viewing a graphical map of your search activities allowing you to jump right back into any part of your research.
  • See how highlighting and annotating can help you keep track of important and relevant material by saving them to customizable and sharable folders.

 

CanLII – Thursday, April 16, 2020 @ 12:00 (Webinar)

On April 16th, join us for a lunchtime training webinar on CanLII, the legal research tool that you can use for free from your home or office!

To cover costs of the webinar, this session is 10$; you can register here. The day before the session, we’ll send you an email with the link you need to get into the webinar. You’ll need either speakers or earphones for your computer.

This session is eligible for 1 substantive CPD hour.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Hum v. Skoll (2020 ONSC 275)
offers to settle — costs — litigation — bad faith — behavior
Justice M. Linhares de Sousa

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. M.G. (2020 ONSC 79)
children — parents — care — access visits — girls
Justice C. Aitken

Nixon v. Lumsden (2020 ONSC 147)
income — property — value — marriage — matrimonial home
Justice J. Audet

Dostie v. Poapst (2020 ONSC 139)
father — contempt — child — motion — access
Justice J. Audet

Cohen v. Cohen (2020 ONSC 88)
questioning — three-part test — evidence — recording — written interrogatories
Justice S. Corthorn

Frank v. Campbell (2020 ONSC 364)
child care expenses — income — child support — draft — seeks
Justice P. MacEachern

Civil Matters

CUPW v. B’nai Brith Canada et. al (2020 ONSC 323)
nai — defamation — antisemitic — public interest — defences
Justice C. MacLeod

Salewski v. Scott (2020 ONSC 195)
actions — costs — caps — offers — lawsuits
Justice S. Gomery

Continue Reading…


Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario, January 1999 – October 2019 Update

The most recent update to our Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario is now available! You can download a copy of the 2019 update here, or find it on the Civil Litigation Practice Portal of the CCLA website.

As always, we would like to thank The Honourable James Chadwick for his leadership on this project, as well as the law students and lawyers who make this update possible every year. This year’s update was completed with the efforts of Parisa Khazra and Alex Di Giovanni of the University of Ottawa Common Law program. Thank you very much, and a job well done!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

Find below recently published Ottawa decisions, available for free through CanLII.org.

Family Matters

Manship v. Manship (2019 ONSC 7535)
child — matrimonial home — counsellor — spousal support — one-half of the net
Justice P. MacEachern

Anderson v. Haywood (2019 ONSC 7497)
access — daycare — child — second weekend — father
Justice T. Engelking

Stewart v. Fuhgeh (2019 ONSC 7445)
costs — email — inadvertently — signed — written
Justice J. Mackinnon

V.L. v. M.L. (2019 ONSC 7367)
father — child — access — counselling — relationship
Justice J. Audet

Molla v. Kebry (2019 ONSC 7369)
children — father — grandmother — contempt — travel
Justice T. Engelking

Wakeling v. Debassige (2019 ONSC 6933)
offer — costs — powwows — successful — settle
Justice T. Engelking

Continue Reading…


2019 Clawbies: Canadian Law Blog Awards Winners!

Happy New Year! We can’t believe it’s 2020 already.

With the new year brings a new round of winners for the Clawbies, the Canadian Law Blog Awards! It’s evident from the blog roundups we do every month that we have a ton of extraordinarily talented bloggers, podcasters, videographers, and more in the Ottawa region, and we’re extremely happy to see that many of them were recognized for all their hard work in this year’s awards. We’re very happy our CCLA newsletter got a shoutout as well!

Congratulations to the following Ottawa-area winners!

You can find a list of all winners and descriptions of their work at the Clawbies.ca. We look forward to seeing more Ottawa lawyers and legal professionals join the fray in 2020!