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New Books – Late Winter 2020

Here’s a selection of recent and noteworthy additions to our shelves:

New titles:

Big Data Law in Canada by Phull. KF 1263 .C66 P48 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Big Data Law in Canada will help anyone involved in data governance gain an understanding of the legal issues affecting data-driven enterprises. The book explores how big data intersects with the Canadian privacy law framework, cybersecurity legal standards, data privacy litigation, commercial electronic messages and the right to erasure. It also covers such areas as data governance, data breaches, digital authentication, trans-border data flows, and artificial intelligence.

Commissions of Inquiry by Goudge & MacIvor. KF 5422 G69 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This book covers all aspects of commissions of inquiry from their history and evolution in Canada to their governing laws and current role. Written as a resource for legal practitioners and judges as well for government officials and private citizens, it provides guidance on the practical aspects of conducting an inquiry, such as drafting commission terms of reference, rules and orders, appointing commissioners, selecting staff, hearing witnesses and writing the final report. The book also makes extensive reference to significant Canadian inquiries and includes an appendix of narratives of selected public inquiries.

Equine Law and Horse Sense by Fershtman. KF 390.5 .H6 F47 2019 / 1st Floor.

With few current Canadian legal resources available in the area of equine law, this American text helps fill the gap. Equine Law and Horse Sense provides practical insights for individuals, businesses and organizations participating in the horse industry or horse-related activities. It covers equine injuries, litigation and the drafting, reviewing and negotiating of equine-related contracts. With chapters on land use and zoning, managing an equine business, equine-related liabilities and maximizing the value of equine insurance, this title acts as a solid legal primer to all things equestrian.

Flawed Precedent: The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title by McNeil. KF 5662 O45 M36 2019 / 1st Floor.

Part of the Landmark Cases in Canadian Law series published by UBC Press, this book examines in detail  the pivotal 19th century Indigenous land rights case of St. Catharine’s Milling and Lumber Company v The Queen. Following a trial completely based on ignorance, racist assumptions and prejudicial attitudes, the various courts’ decisions in this case not only had detrimental effects on Indigenous land title, but also set the precedent for Canadian law and policy surrounding Indigenous rights for the next century. Author Kent McNeil explores the ramifications and provides commentary on the political, historical and ideological contexts that drove the case.

The Law of Objections in Canada: A Handbook by Marseille & McArthur. KF 8935 .ZA2 L39 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This practical handbook covers the rules for all possible objections that can be made at trial. Litigators, criminal lawyers and judges will appreciate its logical structure, including an easy to use Table of Objections. The book deals with objections respecting the object of proof (fairness at trial, privilege and fundamental rights and freedoms) and objections respecting the means of proof (testimony, documentary and circumstantial evidence). Each chapter includes a summary of the rule, its purpose, scope and exceptions.

The Law of Costs in Personal Injury Actions by Bent & Campos Reales. KF 1257 B46 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This new text is a valuable addition to the available resources on the law of costs. Dealing specifically with costs in Ontario personal injury litigation, the book covers fixing and assigning costs, solicitor-client and party costs, offers to settle and security for costs. A separate chapter examines costs in particular proceedings, from motions to appeals. 

LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis edited by Radbord. KF 4483 .C576 L53 2020 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis is one of the few legal resources that offers practical and intersectional guidance on the legal issues experienced by members of the LGBTQ2+ community. This book investigates the many areas of legal practice in which LGBTQ2+ members may encounter challenges related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Some of the topics explored include issues related to human rights and the charter, family law, estate planning issues, immigration law and criminal law and public health. This text also provides guidance to lawyers on such matters as LGBTQ2+ cultural competency and history to ensure that communication with LGBTQ2+ clients is informed, respectful and politically progressive.

More new titles:

Corporate Governance for Directors by Hansell. KF 1423 H35 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Crossing Law’s Border: Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program by Labman. KF 4483 .I532 L33 2019 / 1st Floor.

The Directors’ Handbook by Nathan & Stuchberry. KF 1423 N38 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Seeking the Court’s Advice: The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power by Puddister. KF 4483 .J8 P85 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Sentencing: Principles and Practice by Robitaille & Winocur. KF 9685 R64 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

The Small Firm Roadmap: A Survival Guide to the Future of Your Law Practice by Aaron Street et al. KF 318 S77 20219/ Circulating.

Updated editions:

Canada

Canadian Law of Mining, 2nd ed., by Barton. KF 1819 B377 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Competition and Antitrust Law: Canada and the United States, 5th ed., by Facey & Assaf. KF 1650 .ZA2 F33 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor; also on Lexis Advance Quicklaw in the library.

Child Support Guidelines in Canada, 2020 by Payne and Payne. KF 549 P39 2020/ Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Defending Class Actions in Canada: A Guide for Defendants, 5th ed., by McCarthy Tetrault. KF 8896 D44 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

The Law of Product Warnings and Recalls in Canada, 2nd ed., by Harrison & Colangelo. KF 3945 H37 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

The Law of Search & Seizure in Canada, 11th ed., by Fontana & Keesham. KF 9630 F65 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

The Law of Witnesses and Evidence in Canada, 2 vol. loose leaf, by Sankoff (formerly Witnesses by Mewett and Sankoff). KF 8950 S26 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor; also on ProView in the library.

UK

Colinvaux’s Law of Insurance, 12th ed. KF 1164 C64 2019 / 1st Floor.

Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts, 14th ed. KF 902 H82 2020 / 1st Floor.

Snell’s Equity, 34th ed., by McGhee et al. KF 399 S6 2020 / 1st Floor.

Spencer Bower and Handley: Res Judicata, 5th ed. KF 8992 B8 2019 / 1st Floor.


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New Books: Winter 2019

Here are some recent additions to our collection:

New Titles

The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law by Herrmann. KF 300 H47 2019 / Circulating Collection, 2nd Floor.

Mark Herrmann gives it to you straight in the second edition of his book The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law.  Committing to the character of the old and grumpy curmudgeon, Herrmann offers sound, practical advice on what to do and not to do to practice law successfully, including how to write persuasively, prepare for court, build a practice, and treat colleagues and clients with professional courtesy and respect.

Gerald Fridman and the Law of Obligations: Past, Present and Future, edited by Neyers et al. KF 385 G47 2019 / 1st Floor.

The late Professor Gerald Fridman was one of Canada’s most respected and prolific legal scholars. This collection of papers, written by both academics and practitioners and originally presented at a Western Law symposium last fall, celebrates and explores Professor Fridman’s  influence and contributions to the study of private law. The volume is divided into four parts, reflecting the primary fields of his scholarship:

  • Part I: The Law of Contract
  • Part II: The Law of Torts
  • Part III: The Law of Unjust Enrichment, Restitution, and Trusts
  • Part IV: Commercial Law: Sale of Goods and Agency

A Lawyer’s Guide to Working with Special Needs Clients by Courtney. KF 311 C68 2019 / 1st Floor.

This bookfills a fundamental need for basic information on planning techniques and legal strategies unique to representing clients with special needs. Chapters are included on special needs trusts, education, housing, and other financial and legal issues to consider. While this is an American guide, the book’s first two parts “Understanding the Special Needs Client” and “Understanding Special Needs Practice Issues” will be particularly relevant to the Canadian practitioner as they cover topics such as working with clients and their families, essential questions to ask clients, and managing ethical and practice risks.

Prosecuting and Defending Drug Cases: A Practitioner’s Handbook by Gorham et al. KF 3890 G67 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This text, which marks Volume 11 in Emond Publishing’s Criminal Law Series, presents practical and in-depth guidance for any practitioner litigating drug-related offences. It includes substantive chapters on bail, disclosure, trafficking, possession and sentencing, as well as advice on specific procedures, such as Garofoli applications. The book is balanced, providing guidance from both the prosecution and defence perspectives, and clearly laid out, with helpful charts and ample case references.

Real Estate Finance in Canada by Manzer & Porter. KF 695 M36 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

This guide is intended for legal practitioners involved in managing and documenting financial transactions based primarily on the security of real property. The authors covers the fundamentals of real estate finance, as well as the specialized aspects involved, such as regulatory issues, construction, zoning, environmental risk and Indigenous rights. The practical value of the text is further enhanced by the inclusion of checklists, charts and precedent document clauses.

Researching Legislative Intent: A Practical Guide by Barker & Anderson. KF 425 B37 2019 / Reference Collection, 2nd Floor.

Highly anticipated by the staff at the Great Library, Researching Legislative Intent: A Practical Guide is just that—a practical, clear guide to the perplexing process of researching legislative intent.  Beginning with a foundational overview of the history of the use of legislative intent and of the legislative process in Canada, the book moves on to describe the various sources available to trace legislative history and assist in statutory interpretation. Perhaps most importantly, this comprehensive guide outlines how to use and apply those sources to research legislative intent. Other topics covered include statutory instruments and delegated legislation, researching the history of regulations, and interpreting treaties with Indigenous Peoples. 

Updated Editions

Canada

Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations, 3rd ed., by Carter & Goh. KF 3180 C37 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Education Law, 5th ed., by Brown et al. KF 4119 B76 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Estate Planning with Life Insurance, 7th ed., by Stephens. KF 750 S74 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Evidence: Principles and Problems, 12th ed., by Delisle et al. KF 8935 .ZA2 D44 2018 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

The Executor’s Handbook, 6th ed., by Greenan. KF 778 G74 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Inadmissible to Canada: Travel to Canada after a Conviction, 2nd ed., by Feil. KF 4483 .I5 F45 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Modern Trial Advocacy: Analysis & Practice, Canadian 4th ed., adapted for Canada by Tape & Rosenthal. KF 8915 L83 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

The Privacy Officer’s Guide to Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2020 ed., by Banks. KF 1263 .C6 C36 P 2020 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

Trusts in Common-Law Canada, 3rd ed., by Pavlich. KF 730 P39 2019 / Practice Collection, 2nd Floor.

U.K., U.S. & International

Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law, 9th ed., Crawford. KZ 3225 .B76 P75 2019 / 1st Floor.

A Litigator’s Guide to Building Your Best Argument, 2nd ed., by Kuhne. KF 8915 K84 2019 / 1st Floor.

Plain English for Lawyers, 6th ed., by Wydick & Sloan. KF 250 W9 2019 / Reference Collection, 2nd Floor.


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Cannabis and the Workplace

With cannabis legalization taking effect on October 17, 2018, Canadian employers face a number of new challenges. Employees’ legal recreational use of marijuana raises issues relating to workplace health and safety, privacy rights, workplace policies and more. Continue reading