Jennifer Walker


Linking to Conference Materials on CanLII

With our announcement that the CCLA Conference Papers Database has moved to CanLII, we are sure some of you are wondering how you can link to your work (for example, if you wanted to link from your firm website to a paper you gave). This is very easy to do on CanLII, so here are the step by step instructions! 

1. Find Your Paper

You can find your paper by browsing through the contents for each conference, or you can use the search box on the Conference Proceedings page to look for your paper title or your name.

2. When you’ve found your paper, look at the boxed heading at the top of the page


3. Copy the permanent link, and use that link for your website (or wherever!)

 

If you’re curious, that same tidy permanent link is available on all documents on CanLII. If you’re using CanLII at all – and you probably are or should be! – check that out for a nice, stable link in your documents.

In decisions:

 

 

In legislation:


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Proulx v. Guy (2020 ONSC 1285)
spousal support — offer to settle — retroactive child support — life insurance — amount
Justice A. Doyle

Bloom v. Bloom (2020 ONSC 1397)
father — spousal support — children — genuine issue requiring — variation
Justice J. Audet

Civil Matters

Perodeau v. TD Canada Trust et al. (2020 ONSC 1542)
fiduciary duty — renewal — borrower — insurance — res judicata
Justice S. Corthorn

Eureka 93 Inc. et. al. (Re) (2020 ONSC 1482)
noteholders — creditors — proposal — interim financing — cannabis
Justice C. MacLeod

Byeongheon Lee v. 2321324 Ontario Inc. (2020 ONSC 1473)
landlord — lease — dry-cleaning business — equipment — premises
Justice C. Hackland

The Economical Insurance Group v. Desjardins Insurance (2020 ONSC 1363)
arbitrator — claimants — principally dependent — injured — insurer
Justice C. MacLeod

Romain et al v. Reid et al (2020 ONSC 1405)
production — discovery — motion — children — probative
Justice S. Gomery

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CCLA Conference Papers: Now on CanLII!

Back in August, we mentioned that software and hardware upgrades at the CCLA necessitated our taking down the CCLA Conference Papers Database on our website. For almost 10 years we provided free access to our excellent archive of conference materials, and whatever was going to replace the database had to be great. We believe we’ve found the perfect solution. 

As of today, select papers from the CCLA’s four major conferences will be available on CanLII! CanLII’s Commentary collection has been growing steadily in the past few years, bringing more and more free and highquality legal information to its platform. Freely accessible from anywhere, the collection has been a monumental step forward in access to justice. When CanLII said they would host our conference papers collection, we were thrilled!  

The collection on CanLII currently is just from 2018; it will eventually date back to 2014, and we will continue to add new materials to the collection after each conference. Which materials are included are decided by the editorial team at Lexum (the platform CanLII lives on), so if you want your paper or presentation to be included, be sure to make it awesome. If you have contributed in the past and you’d rather not have your work on CanLII, that’s okay too – just let us know. 

If you want to go check out the collection, here’s a direct link to the “Conference Proceedings” page  on CanLII. Materials will come up in search results too, under the “Commentary” tab. 

As for the materials from previous years and the materials that did not get posted to CanLII, you can always request those from us. On each of the conference pages on the CCLA website, you can find a Table of Contents for each conference. Call, email, or visit us and we’ll set you up with those materials. 

Thank you to CanLII for giving our conference papers collection a new home! 


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Murray v. Choudhary (2020 ONSC 1183)
motion — prong of the test — cost — file — contempt
Justice P. MacEachern

Zelaya v. Zelaya (2020 ONSC 1182)
child support — conference — arrears — motion to change — file her response
Justice P. MacEachern

Zeineldin v. Elshikh (2020 ONSC 1160)
divorce — income — interim disbursement — foreign — children
Justice T. Engelking

CAS v. K.S. (2020 ONSC 1051)
child — genuine issue requiring — access — extended society care — best interests
Justice D. Summers

Scutt v. St. Cyr (2020 ONSC 1159)
children — father — parenting — clinical assessor — custody
Justice J. Audet

Patullo v. Hickey (2020 ONSC 1156)
email — child — access — conference — motion
Justice P. MacEachern

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

CAS v. T.S. and M.O.U. and C.S. (2020 ONSC 879)
maternal grandmother — child — care — custody — charge
Justice D. Summers

Z.S. v. B.P. (2020 ONSC 885)
power imbalance screening — arbitration — domestic violence — mediation session — number of pre-arbitration conferences
Justice P. MacEachern

Vekeman v. Vekeman (2020 ONSC 823)
younger children — access to the two younger — oldest child — allegations — father’s access
Justice P. MacEachern

Armstrong v. Vanneste (2020 ONSC 804)
motion to change — security for costs — child — conference — proposal
Justice P. MacEachern

Crockett v. Crockett (2020 ONSC 714)
temporary spousal support — costs — matrimonial home — divided — cross-motion
Justice J. Mackinnon

Robson v. Pellerin (2020 ONSC 716)
motion — offer to settle — costs — line of credit — unreasonable
Justice J. Mackinnon

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International Materials Round-Up

It’s been a minute since we covered the wide range of international materials we have here in the library, so let’s do a round-up!

International materials are often fairly expensive to subscribe to. A firm that doesn’t do a lot of work requiring materials from outside Canada will likely not subscribe to any international services. Fortunately, the CCLA has your back! If you need non-Canadian case law, we’re definitely here to help and provide a very cost-effective solution to your research needs.

Note the following:

  • Most of these resources only contain case law and legislation. We don’t have many secondary sources available. International treatises are very expensive to acquire, so if you need something from a text, get in touch and we’ll find another library who does have a copy of the item and can make a scan or lend.
  • Any of the paid resources below are for use in-library only. Unfortunately, legal publishers aren’t keen to provide off-site access to their databases. The exception to this is …
  • For HeinOnline: This resource has some very old English case law in it, a fantastic collection of Canadian legislation, and a lot of legal journals. The Law Society is able to provide remote access to this database for all licensees in Ontario. To get your own password, please contact the Law Society’s library.

United Kingdom

By far, the UK is the most sought-after foreign jurisdiction. We have UK case law available in several services, as well as some old print materials still on the shelf.

  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw
  • JustisOne
  • ICLR.3
  • Hein Online
  • BAILII – Use from Home or Office!

Australia & New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand have been coming up more and more frequently. Fortunately, we have you covered!

  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw
  • JustisOne
  • AustLII – Use from Home or Office!

United States of America

American case law and legislation can be a bit tricky to figure out, but we’re covered for that, too.

  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw
  • LII – Use from Home or Office!
  • Google Scholar – Use from Home or Office!

Other Free Resources

  • Free Access to the Law member websites – Here is a list of sites that are basically like CanLII, but from other countries. Be warned: CanLII is easily the best of the bunch, so temper your expectations for other countries.
  • GlobaLex – Great guides to the law from a huge number of countries.

Finally, if none of these services have what you need, don’t fear! We work with other libraries who have different subscriptions, and we’re always happy to ask around if you need something.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Nadon v. Whissell (2020 ONSC 655)
father — costs — child support — successful — litigants
Justice J. Audet

Hubley v. Fitzpatrick (2020 ONSC 597)
child support — conference — promote the primary objective — spousal support — orders
Justice P. MacEachern

Fournier v. Labranche (2020 ONSC 575)
costs — child support — income — enforceable — pay
Justice T. Engelking

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa-Carleton v. V.M. (2020 ONSC 221)
child — genuine issue requiring — admits — evidence — records
Justice A. Doyle

Thompson v. Lidtkie (2020 ONSC 117)
access road — costs — property — easements — driveway
Justice A. Doyle

Letkeman v. Bainbridge (2020 ONSC 508)
spousal support — income — range — material change — variation
Justice T. Engelking

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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

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