Library Information for Summer Students

Welcome new Ottawa summer students! If you’re a law student working a firm this summer, we’d like to invite you to a tour of the CCLA Library and learn more about our services. Library tours are a great opportunity to meet library staff and learn about the legal research services and resources we can offer, 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 11 on Wednesdays 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. Need another time? Would rather meet virtually? We can do that, too! Email the library and let us know how we can help you get started this summer.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Van Der Heide v. Konrad (2022 ONSC 2351)
offer — amount — costs — preferences — indemnity
Justice J. Mackinnon

E.-H. v. The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (2022 ONSC 2324)
abuse — children — warrant to apprehend — misfeasance — discloses no reasonable cause
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Hawthorne v. Williamson (2022 ONSC 2301)
parenting time — visit — supervised — child support — pandemic
Justice A. London-Weinstein

Bhadauria v Côté (2022 ONSC 2476)
father — urgent motion — child — abductions — relocation
Associate Justice A. Kaufman

Aksli v. Brennan (2022 ONSC 2244)
matrimonial home — spousal support — disclosure — income — equalization payment
Justice M. Shelston

Civil Matters

Re Assaly (2022 ONSC 2219)
assignment — e-mail — bankruptcy — interest — assent
Justice R. Smith

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

M.W. v. N.A.-Y. (2022 ONSC 2080)
costs — parenting time — recommendations — assessor — successful
Justice J. Blishen

Danjeh v. Gaouspoor (2022 ONSC 2077)
parenting time with the child — costs — supervised — indemnity basis — successful
Justice A. London-Weinstein

Springstead v. Springstead (2022 ONSC 1906)
children — decision-making responsibility — best interests — relocation — lives
Justice M. Smith

Robert v. Louisseize (2022 ONSC 1756)
child — parenting — father — decision-making responsibility — school
Justice N. Somji

Civil Matters

Hayduk v. Gudz (2022 ONSC 2249)
designation — revocation — testator — falsa demonstratio — will
Justice S. Gomery

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Spirito v. Spirito (2022 ONSC 1839)
spousal support — income — material change — bankruptcy — variation
Justice M. Smith

Couturier-Bertrand v. Clarmo (2022 ONSC 1589)
child — material change — parenting time with the children — best interests — family violence
Justice A. London-Weinstein

Davidson v. Jamieson (2022 ONSC 1736)
income — spousal support — parenting — children — equalization
Justice T. Engelking

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. A.P. and A. D.-S. (2022 ONSC 1618)
child — care — best interests — genuine issue requiring — additional fact-finding powers
Justice T. Engelking

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vLex Canada: New Subscription!

We have another new database now accessible at the CCLA Library! We’re excited to announce our subscription to vLex Canada. This includes access to both their AI-powered research tool, Vincent, as well as electronic versions to the popular Irwin Law book series Essentials of Canadian Law.

Vincent, AI-powered legal research

Vincent is a virtual legal assistant who, through artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies (Iceberg AI), finds legal citations, cited documents and the most relevant legal concepts in any legal document from 10 jurisdictions including Canada. Just drag and drop your document into Vincent and it will generate a list of documents for you to review including legislation, case law, books, journal articles and more!

We haven’t been able to play around with it much yet, but we’re looking forward to hearing how it works for you! You can learn more about Vincent here.

Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law

You’re probably familiar with the Irwin Law textbook series even if you don’t know it! Many of them can be recognized by a burgundy-coloured cover. They are very popular in the library because they are so straightforward and easy to read.

And now they’re even more accessible on the vLex platform – to read and search electronically! The Essentials of Canadian Law series contains over 300 titles on a wide variety of topics.

Training

Interested in checking these out? Feel free to attend one of four upcoming training sessions! Click on the dates below to register:

This subscription was made possible through the Legal Information and Resource Network (LiRN) new Electronic Resources Suite for all courthouse libraries in Ontario.


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions 1

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

Family Matters

Weinkauf v. Ruest (2022 ONSC 1472)
child — father — parenting time — joint decision-making — parenting schedule
Justice N. Somji

McHardy v. McHardy (2022 ONSC 1452)
spousal support — economic self-sufficiency — retirement — marriage — income
Justice R. Ryan Bell

Savage v. Kaczmarek (2022 ONSC 1313)
payor — spouse — intentionally under-employed — income — father
Justice J. Audet

Rehman v. Zaib (2022 ONSC 1330)
father — children — mental health — police — parenting
Justice J. Mackinnon

Civil Matters

Green View Heating & Cooling Inc. v. Retail and Franchise Construction Group Inc. (2022 CanLII 17052)
aka — chargebacks — costs — amended — combining
Justice H. McLean

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Danjeh v. Gaouspoor (2022 ONSC 1231)
father — parenting time with the child — supervised — maintains — fires
Justice A. London-Weinstein

Ali v. Obas (2022 ONSC 875)
child — father — parenting time — overnights — best interests
Justice P. Roger

M.W. v. N.A.-Y. (2022 ONSC 1128)
children — parenting time — assessor — father — report
Justice J. Blishen

Gallacher v. Gallacher (2022 ONSC 1073)
payor — arrears — reciprocating — children — income
Justice J. Audet

J.L. v. D.L. (2022 ONSC 1004)
children — boys — father — alienation — reunification
Justice T. Engelking

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Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. H.Q et al. (2022 ONSC 986)
child — father — care — sober — temporary
Justice J. Audet

Fekete v. Brown (2022 ONSC 903)
pre-arbitration meeting — arbitrator — execute — enforceable — objected to the arbitration process
Justice D. Summers

Ali v. Obas (2022 ONSC 814)
child — recording — probative value — reliability — slapped
Justice P. Roger

Purvis-David v. Roussy (2022 ONSC 793)
child — parenting time — clinician — mental health — anxiety
Justice D. Summers

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. K.D. et al. (2022 ONSC 709)
child — parents — care — visits — domestic violence
Justice J. Audet

Hamilton v. Hamilton (2022 ONSC 724)
contract — agreement — terms — email — matrimonial home
Justice D. Summers

Meacoe v. Cutler (2022 ONSC 667)
father behaved unreasonably — parenting time — income — motion — child
Justice J. Audet

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LexisNexis Practical Guidance: New Subscription, Plus 2-Week Remote Access!

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve acquired a subscription to LexisNexis Practical Guidance! It’s not an exaggeration to say that this database has quickly become one of our favourite sources, as it contains some of the most helpful and practical materials we’ve seen in most areas of law.

There are Precedents, Practice Notes, Checklists, Calculators, How-to Guides, toolkits… the list truly goes on! We now have access to ALL of the modules, featuring the following subjects:

  • Capital Markets and M&A
  • Commercial
  • Corporate and Private M&A
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • In-house Counsel
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates

This database will be accessible at the CCLA library terminals.

Remote Access

Although the COVID-19 remote access to Quicklaw has now ended, as a promotion LexisNexis is offering two-week remote access to Practical Guidance for Ontario Courthouse Libraries. Register here by February 28th for a complimentary two-week remote access trial of LN Practical Guidance accessible from the convenience of your own office or designated workspace. Your two-week trial period starts the day you register.

Training

If you would like to attend training on this new resource, please see the links in this pdf for upcoming CPD-accredited sessions.

 

This subscription was made possible through the Legal Information and Resource Network (LiRN) new Electronic Resources Suite for all courthouse libraries in Ontario. More details on this new suite of resources will follow!


Recently Published Ottawa Decisions

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

Family Matters

Morgan v. Cunningham (2022 ONSC 549)
child support — motion — verbal agreement — income — evidence
Justice S. Corthorn

Ostapyk v. Ostapyk (2022 ONSC 400)
motion — uncontested — children — set aside — parenting
Justice D. Summers

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v. L.A. (2022 ONSC 387)
child — visits — extended society care — best interests — adoption
Justice N. Somji

Civil Matters

Gordon v. Gordon et al. (2022 ONSC 550)
affidavit — estate trustees — wills — application — probate
Justice S. Corthorn

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