Training


Upcoming Library Training

Now that our newly-renovated CCLA lounge is open, we’re pleased to announce our Library Training dates for the fall! All of these sessions will take place in our new boardroom, Suite 2004 at the 161 Elgin St courthouse. You will need a courthouse security pass to enter through the lounge doors, or if you do not have a security pass you can come to the library front desk and we can direct you to the space.

Mark your calendars and RSVP at the links below! These sessions are free to attend.

WestlawNext Canada

Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; CCLA Nepean Boardroom (161 Elgin St, Suite 2004)

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

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

 

Thomson Reuters ProView

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; CCLA Nepean Boardroom (161 Elgin St, Suite 2004)

Many legal secondary sources are now being purchased by firms and courthouse libraries in an electronic format. One of the most popular e-book readers for legal texts is Thomson Retuers ProView. Join us as we welcome trainer Josée Provost for an hour-long session on using this new platform, which holds many of our most popular titles in the library.

ProView is the next generation platform that allows you to view your CCLA looseleaf subscriptions in an online format. In this session, we will discuss:

  • Working with the Table of Contents
  • Performing Keyword Searches
  • Creating PDFs for sharing and printing
  • Locating the latest updates
  • Accessing other ProView titles

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

 

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; CCLA Nepean Boardroom (161 Elgin St, Suite 2004)

Join us on Wednesday, October 30 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.

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.

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

 

CanLII

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; CCLA Nepean Boardroom (161 Elgin St, Suite 2004)

Your legal research doesn’t have to be time-consuming and expensive. Learn to effectively use one of Canada’s best free resources – CanLII.org. Conduct case law searches, browse recent court and tribunal decisions, find and note up bilingual point-in-time legislation, setup alerts for new cases, and much more!

 

 


CCLA Articling & LPP Students Breakfast & Legal Research Primer

On August 22, the CCLA welcomes 2019-2020 articling and LPP students to our breakfast and legal research primer!

Following a light breakfast, students will take a crash course in the legal research they’ll be given over the next year, and how to get the work done. They will also have a chance to tour the CCLA library and learn about all of the resources we have available for to use at absolutely no cost.

This event is free with payment of the CCLA articling student membership registration. For $25 + HST, CCLA Articling Student Membership entitles students to 24/7 access to the CCLA Library, an Ottawa Courthouse Security Card (to bypass security in our courthouse), and other CCLA membership perks.

Registration is capped at 60 students, so make sure to register early!  A waiting list will be established once we hit capacity.

To register (or to register on behalf of your students), please follow this link! If you are already a CCLA student member, please sign in to the site before proceeding and the registration will be free.


Library Tours for Summer Students

With summer students starting in the firms, we’d like to remind everyone that we offer library tours! This year we’re very excited to be able to offer them tours in the newly renovated library! Library tours are a great opportunity to meet library staff and learn about library resources, training opportunities, and legal services to support and assist a legal practice. We also encourage any and all students to sign up for the CCLA Newsletter to begin learning about news, events, and opportunities in the East Region. The newsletter is always free, and not tied to CCLA membership.

Tours will be held beginning May 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM, and usually take between 15 to 20 minutes. Please email library@ccla-abcc.ca or call 613-233-7386 x221 to schedule a tour.


Upcoming Training: CanLII Webinar 1

On February 22nd, join us for a 12-1PM training webinar on CanLII, the legal research tool that you can use for free from your home or office! Brush up on your skills on finding cases, note-ups, point-in-time legislation, and to explore their growing collection of secondary materials.

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. Also, in order to hear us, you’ll need to either have speakers or earphones for your computer.

This session is eligible for 1 substantive CPD hour.


Online Research Training Options

As we’re unable to host any training sessions in the Library for the next while, we wanted to direct you to some online legal research training options. We’ll be holding online sessions of our own over the year (dates will continue to be added), but these are some options available for you to do from your own office right now:

For WestlawNext Canada / Thomson Reuters ProView …

Canada Professional Development Centre

Thomson Retuers continually offers webinars on their online products, such as Westlaw and ProView, that are both free and CPD accredited.

Interactive eLearning Experiences

These modules (listed in blue towards the top of this page) will give a simulated learning experience for Thomson products.

WestlawNext Canada Self-Paced Learning

Find out more about specific features of WestlawNext with these short videos and PDF files.

For Lexis Advance Quicklaw…

Webinars

Sign up for a free webinar on Lexis Advance Quicklaw from the selection available in their online calendar.

Self-Study Modules

Browse this list of quick YouTube videos for using the Advance platform.

For JustisOne…

Training Webinar

This quick video will show you the basics of this British database.

User Guide

Follow this link if you would prefer a PDF user guide.

For HeinOnline...

Training Videos

These YouTube videos can teach you basics of searching through HeinOnline.

Training Guides

If you’d rather text-based instruction, there are a series here covering many different aspects of the Hein database.

*Note: Law Society of Ontario licensees have access to HeinOnline from the own computers! Click here to learn how to set up access.

For CanLII…

CCLA Webinar – Thursday, February 22, 2018

We’ll be leading this webinar that looks at everyone’s favourite free resource, CanLII. There is a small charge for this session.


Upcoming WestlawNext Training

We’d be lying if we said WestlawNext wasn’t one of our favourite things. We’d also be lying if we said that our WestlawNext trainer wasn’t one of our favourite people! So we love to hold training sessions in the library for a multitude of reasons.

Here’s our next one! As always these are free and all are welcome, and can count towards 1 hour of professionalism content if you still need those CPD hours.

When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Where: CCLA Library, 161 Elgin St. Suite 2004

This program contains ­1.0 Professionalism Hour which can be used as credit towards your annual requirements.

The Thomson Reuters Customer Learning Team has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by The Law Society of Upper Canada.

Please RSVP at the ‘register’ link here!


Upcoming Webinar: Finding the Perfect Precedent

For years, one of our most popular lunchtime training sessions has been “Finding the Perfect Precedent.” Everyone loves finding a precedent that is exactly what they need for for their client, but sorting through the mountain of materials available can be daunting. To hopefully make this session even easier to attend, we’ve decided to make it a webinar!

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at noon, we’ll be running Finding the Perfect Precedent online. This session will cover both online and print resources, including of course the most popular precedents collection in our library (and maybe your library, too), O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms. The cost for the webinar is just $10.00, and you can register online here.


HeadStart Ottawa: Legal Research for Articling and LPP Students 2017

We’re excited to bring back our annual HeadStart legal research session again this year! Every year we put on this three-hour morning training seminar on legal research, emphasizing the fundamental research skills that students will need to ensure successful articling and a rewarding legal career.

This year the session will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:30 PM. Registration will begin at 8:30 am on the 3rd floor of the courthouse across from the elevators.

The program will focus on practical research tips and will cover:

  • Finding and Updating Legislation
  • Case Law Research
  • Secondary Sources
  • Tips for Efficient Research & Bad Habits to Avoid

The cost of registration – only $25 plus HST – also includes a year of CCLA Student Membership and an invaluable research guide! To register (or to register on behalf of your students), please click here!

If you are already a CCLA student member, please sign in to the site before proceeding and the HeadStart registration will be free.

Luncheon

Following our HeadStart program, the CCLA would like to invite all 2017-2018 articling and LPP students to a Luncheon in the CCLA Library, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. This informal time will give attendees the chance to network with other new articling and LPP students here in Ottawa, take a tour of the CCLA Library, and meet the CCLA Staff. There is no additional cost for attending the lunch. If you would like to attend only the lunch, please RSVP with Brenda Lauritzen.


Upcoming Workshop: Steps to Justice

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.


Summer Webinar: CanLII & Lexbox

Nothing says summer like sitting inside at your office desk!

Ok well, I guess that’s not quite how the saying goes. But at least you can break up the monotony and brush up on your research skills (plus get a substantive CPD hour!) by attending our upcoming webinar on CanLII & Lexbox, taking place on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

You’re probably familiar with Canada’s great free legal research tool CanLII, but we’ll go beyond the keyword search and show you how to quickly find what you’re looking for. We’ll also look at Lexbox, which is the nifty app for Google Chrome that allows you to save your research and set up notifications for when new cases come out or legislation is amended.

Registration is $10 to attend, HST included. Please register here!

The day before the session, we’ll send you an email with the link you need to get into the webinar. You will need computer speakers or headphones in order to listen.

See you then!