WestlawNext Canada training

The library is pleased to offer WestlawNext Canada training.

Date: Wednesday, February 27

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Room 2011

WestlawNext Canada offers access to unique content, similar but different to Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Knowing which sources are available on the different services will help you research effectively.

To register send a message to lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca with Westlaw training in the subject.

Hope you can join us!

Handy new linking feature on Irwin Law eBooks collection

When you’re reading an Irwin Law eBook you can now link to cases and statutes in CanLII and in BaiLII, the British and Irish Legal Information Institute website.

You’ll need to create an account for DesLibris, the platform that hosts Irwin Law and you’ll need to use the Google Chrome browser to take advantage of this feature.

Click on “Sign In” and select the “Sign Up” button.

Highlight the case or statute you’re interested in and right click.

Select Search with CANLII. You will be brought right into CanLII, and the case or statute will be the first result on the screen.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw Is Your New Quicklaw

In September 2016, Lexis Nexis launched a new interface called Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Since then you have still been able to access the old LexisNexisQuicklaw interface.
Effective August 31, 2018, the old LexisNexis Quicklaw will no longer be available. 
Now would be a good time for you to create a new Lexis Advance Quicklaw account if you haven’t already done so.
If you need further assistance, please contact the Reference Librarians at lawref@osgoode.yorku.ca, (416) -736-5207

 

 

R.A. research skills workshop

Please join us for a library research skills workshop on Thursday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 2027.

While this session is geared primarily to help Research Assistants who will be involved in in-depth research projects during the summer, all students who wish to improve their research skills are welcome.

Legal research basics will be briefly covered and students will also have the opportunity to learn some advanced research skills.

The schedule for the workshop is as follows:

10:00-10:40 Secondary sources  

10:45-11:20 Legislation

11:25-12:00 Caselaw and Zotero

12:10-1:00 Lunch and WestlawNext Canada training

1:05-2:00 Lexis Advance Quicklaw training

Though we highly recommend attendance at all sessions, students are welcome to attend those sessions that are most useful to them.

A morning snack will be sponsored by Lexis Nexis and Thomson Reuters will be sponsoring lunch.

To register please send a message to library@osgoode.yorku.ca with R.A.research skills workshop in the subject line. Please let us know if you will be working as a Research Assistant this summer.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

The Library Reference team,

Yemisi Dina, Sharon Wang, Daniel Perlin and Sharona Brookman

 

CUPE 3903 Strike and the Commission of Industrial Inquiry

As the CUPE 3903 strike at York has gone on with little end in sight, the Ontario government has called a Commission of Industrial Inquiry today to look into the outstanding issues and see if there are steps to be taken to address them.

For those not familiar with Commissions of Industrial Inquiry, they can be appointed by the Minister of Labour under section 37 of the Labour Relations Act, SO 1995, c 1, Schedule A, s 37.   They have the power to examine any evidence and to report their findings to the Minister.  Note that they are not an arbitrator, so they cannot end the strike by imposing any terms.  They are only there to look at the issues and to suggest ways to resolve them.

For anyone who wants more information on Inquiries, a good place to start is this book:

Ronda Bessner & Susan Lightstone, Public inquiries in Canada: Law and Practice (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2017)KF 5422 B57 2017 – in Osgoode library stacks