Jennifer Walker


Upcoming Workshop: Steps to Justice 1

On July 11 at 1:00 PM, we’re excited to be hosting an hour-long workshop in the CCLA library that looks at the new website “Steps to Justice.” This website has been put together by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), and provides answers to legal questions in a very accessible and plain-language way. The site covers a wide variety of legal topics, and presents information in the form of answers to commonly asked questions.  As an example, here’s a peak at the page for the question “What are my rights if the police approach me and ask questions?”

We’re excited to learn more about this program, and would invite any of our lawyers who are interested to attend as well. The session is free, but please RSVP with us if you plan to attend.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Derakhshan v Narula (2017 ONSC 3738)
motion — security for costs — fees — tabs — printing
Justice L. Sheard

McEachran v Di Tommaso (2017 ONSC 3603)
income — child support — expenses — spouse — gymnastics
Justice T. Engelking

Akimov v Makhnatch (2017 ONSC 3528)
child support — arrears — offer to settle — successful — costs
Justice A. Doyle

Deslauriers v Pommainville (2017 ONSC 3162)
child support — father — income — table amount — expenses
Justice A. Doyle

Djediga c. Bouchebaba (2017 CanLII 34366)
motion — dépens — emploi — gain — voyager
Juge A. Doyle

Casselman v Noonan (2017 ONSC 3415)
unsupervised access — children — sole custody — depression — supervised access
Justice S. Kershman

Bouchard v Poulin (2017 ONSC 3328)
matrimonial home — agreement — contract — settlement — séparation
Justice M. Shelston

Civil Matters

ARPA Canada and Patricia Maloney v R. (2017 ONSC 3285)
provision of abortion services — statistical information — hospitals — records — meaningful
Justice M. Labrosse

Saghbini et al. v Gabbat (2017 ONSC 3607)
children — pre-judgment interest — settlement — behalf of the infant — companionship
Justice S. Corthorn

El-Hawary v Tam (2017 ONSC 3549)
disbursements — costs thrown away — substantial indemnity basis — adjournment — inclusive
Justice L. Ratushny

Whalen v Bismil (2017 ONSC 3540)
treatment — appreciate the reasonably foreseeable consequences — mental disorder — lack of insight — mood stabilizers
Justice S. Corthorn

Kaymar Rehabilitation Inc. v Champlain Community Care Access Center (2017 ONSC 3504)
costs on a substantial indemnity — substantial indemnity basis — exact measure of the actual — settle — amount
Justice J. Parfett

Farley Manufacturing Inc. v Oz Optics Ltd. (2017 ONSC 3321)
inspection — fabric — experts — alleged deficiencies — mediation
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Korolew v Canadian Union of Public Employees (2017 ONSC 3474)
waives — employment — statements — hereinafter collectively referred — photocopied
Justice R. Beaudoin

Cooney Bulk Sales Limited v Teamsters Local Union No. 91 (2017 ONSC 3471)
costs — partial indemnity basis — lengthened — claimed — proportionality
Justice R. Smith

Heyde v Theberge Developments Limited (2017 ONSC 3462)
costs — certification motion — awarded — success — indemnity
Justice R. Smith

Verner (Re) (2017 ONSC 3406)
posting loan — bankruptcy — surplus income — opposing creditor — lender
Justice S. Kershman

Scaffidi-Argentina v Tega Homes Developments Inc. (2017 ONSC 3427)
prejudgment interest — partial indemnity costs — damages — lost rental income — cost of rebuilding
Justice L. Sheard

Divisional Court Decisions from Ottawa Judges

Agboola v Unoh (2017 ONSC 3572)
acquiesced to the child remaining — reconciliation — email — wronged parent — application
Justices T. Lederer, J. Trimble, and L. Sheard

Norris v Norris (2017 ONSC 3515)
motion — vacating — costs — relief — amendment
Justice R. Beaudoin

168774 Ontario Inc. v Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming (2017 ONSC 3579)
evidence — server — alcohol — consumed — sanction
Justices W. Matheson, J. Trimble, and L. Sheard

Free v County of Norfolk et al. (2017 ONSC 3571)
drainage works — owner — factum — adjournment — standing
Justices W. Matheson, J. Trimble, and L. Sheard


#ThrowbackThursday: Pre-Place Bell

I think just about everyone who works downtown is anxiously awaiting the completion of the renovations to Place Bell. It feels like that scaffolding out front has been there forever! When I was doing research for a past Throwback Thursday on Cartier Square, I teased a future post on Place Bell. Today’s Throwback goes pre-never-ending renovations, pre-hot dog vendor out front, pre-“You Can’t Do That On Television” into,  pre-Place Bell entirely!

Would you look at that!? The gas station appears roughly where the Barrister House building is now (the south-west corner of the Elgin/Nepean intersection) and the squat five-storey building sits where Place Bell is now! Here’s a look at it from another angle:

 

These pictures are from the utterly fantastic blog Urbsite, and I highly suggest heading over there to check out this article on Place Bell.

 


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Elmoukousi v Marine (2017 ONSC 3033)
father — child — lawyer — legal aid — visits
Justice A. Doyle

Campbell v Lapierre (2017 ONSC 3017)
offer to settle — costs — father — children — parenting
Justice A. Doyle

Baker v Baker (2017 ONSC 3266)
spousal support — income — severance — unequalized pension — representing the mid-range
Justice T. Engelking

Lundy v Lundy (2017 ONSC 3224)
motion — offer to settle — indemnity — costs — estate
Justice L. Sheard

Uriu v Rivadeneyra (2017 ONSC 3180)
costs awarded — payable — motion — outcome — determined
Justice L. Sheard

Morey v Bisson (2017 ONSC 1688)
costs — children — amount — lives — offer
Justice M. Labrosse

Civil Matters

Kuhnle v Fisher (2017 ONSC 3336)
costs — property — easement — occasional — indemnity
Justice T. Ray

Verner (Re) (2017 ONSC 3406)
posting loan — bankruptcy — surplus income — opposing creditor — lender
Justice S. Kershman

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#ThrowbackThursday: 25 Years Ago Today in Library News

Exactly 25 years ago today (June 1, 1992), the CCLA released a newsletter, and conveniently, had an entire page of excellent early-90s library news!

 

Hey, no smoking in the library, everyone! We don’t make the rules (we really don’t – the old non-smoking sign in the library references Ottawa By-Law 122/92 / 123/92!). I’d also like to note our fax prices have not changed in 25 years!

My favourite part of this newsletter is the final section on our new catalogue. Thank you to Steven Gaon, now former President of the CCLA, for being such an early adopter to our library technology!

 


Save the Date! HeadStart Ottawa 2017

We in the library are busy working away on a cool new project (details soon!), and a tonne of reference questions (we love hearing from you!), so this post is brief, but important!

Save the Date! Our 6th annual HeadStart Ottawa: Legal Research for Articling & LPP Students will be happening on Friday, August 18, 2017!

This half-day session on legal research has been getting new articling and LPP students ready for the year ahead since 2012, and we’re thrilled to bring it back again for 2017. The session will be held, as always, at the Ottawa Courthouse, and will give students a chance to meet us librarians, learn about the resources they have at our library, and get a great refresher on legal research.

We’ll be announcing all the details, as well as how to register, over the summer, so stay tuned for that!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Melis v Zwanenburg (2017 ONSC 2847)
insurance — support — payor — collateral mortgage — estate
Justice R. Beaudoin

Akimov v Markhnatch (2017 ONSC 2860)
income — child support — arrears — father — payor
Justice A. Doyle

Luckman v Luckman (2017 ONSC 2800)
child support — income — atrial fibrillation — access — children
Justice M. Shelston

St-Pierre c. Bélisle (2017 ONCS 2889)
intimées — offres — échelle d indemnité — dépens — litige
Juge M. Labrosse

Civil Matters

Kuhnle v Fisher (2017 ONSC 2905)
property — right-of-way — easement — parcel — access
Justice T. Ray

Carby-Samuels II v Carby-Samuels (2017 ONSC 2911)
arguments — attenuated process — copy — dismissal — requisition
Justice R. Beaudoin

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#ThrowbackThursday: 2007 GCTC / CCLA Lawyer Play

With the 2017 GCTC / CCLA Lawyer Play just around the corner, this week’s Throwback Thursday is looking at the 2007 play!

 

 

Just in time for this year’s play, too, we are excited to announce that we’ve added a new Lawyer Play page to the CCLA website, with all the posters from years past. Also, if you still need tickets to this year’s performance – Macbeth – you can get those from the GCTC website.


Federated Searching on WestlawNext Canada

There’s a been a great new featured rolled out in WestlawNext Canada!

“Federated searching” is one of those fancy terms that I think librarians might use but isn’t necessarily clear to other people. What’s meant by federated searching is the ability to search for something across multiple platforms, instead of just one. In this case, you would be searching within WestlawNext, but it’s also searching in their ProView platform, which is where a lot of looseleaf titles are kept (and we talked about here and here). Your results will now show relevant hits from the WestlawNext database and hits from the ProView platform.

Here’s an example:

In this example, I’m running a simple search for wrongful dismissal within the same paragraph as pregnancy. I’m doing this from the homepage of WestlawNext Canada.

 

 

This brings back a results screen, where the default is to give you an overview of what WestlawNext has. You can see in the larger pane on the right hand side that your results are broken down into the categories for you to quickly glance at and get a sense of what is there, such as “Cases and Decisions” and “Canadian Encyclopedic Digest.”

 

The new category that’s been added to these search results is “eLooseleafs on ProView.” You can see that on the left side pane (and it would also be in the right side pane like above if you scroll down further). If you click on that heading in the left pane, it will bring up a full list of what hits come back from eLooseleafs on the ProView platform. If we don’t have a subscription to that title, it will say “Out of Plan” at the very far right. If we do have a subscription, however, you can click on the title and go straight to that book.

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