Monday, November 6, 2017

Recent Brantford Decisions

Recent Brantford Decisions released on CanLII

Luciani v. Luciani, 2017 ONSC 5209 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper
 
Sankar et al v. Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh LLP et al, 2017 ONSC 5491 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper

9646035 Canada Limited et al. v. Kristine Jill Hill et al., 2017 ONSC 5252 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper
 
9646035 Canada Limited et al. v. Kristine Jill Hill et al., 2017 ONSC 5453 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper
 
Children’s Aid Society of Brant v. R.E.M., 2017 ONCJ 659 (CanLII)
Justice K.A. Baker
 
Pam Mclaughlin Services Inc. v Solutions Into Motion Limited, 2017 CanLII 67331 (ON SCSM)
Paul Oddi, Deputy Judge, Brantford Small Claims Court

Vidal v. Terejko, 2017 ONSC 6183 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper
 
R. v. Green, 2017 ONCJ 705 (CanLII)
Justice  P.N. Bourque

Library Files - Finding Forms & Precedents

Library Files - Finding Forms & Precedents

Forms and Precedents: What are they and why do I need them?
Precedents are templates of common legal documents. These include legal agreements, court pleadings, court forms, etc., and can save you time from having to create a document from scratch. The library has hundreds of precedents that will fit almost every need. Even if you can’t find just the right document, you can combine two or even three precedents together into one document. If you have trouble finding any of the precedents in the collection, don’t hesitate to ask to ask for help. Here is run down of some of the key Forms & Precedents available in the library or online.

Canadian Forms and Precedents on Quicklaw (in-library shortcut on desktop) contains a large selection of forms and precedents for Canada, covering all major subjects and  areas such as Banking & Finance, Commercial Tenancies, Corporations, Debtor-Creditor, Employment, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Land Development, Licensing, Municipal Law,  Ontario Court Forms-Williston & Rolls, Sale & Operation of a Business, The Practitioner's Criminal Precedents, 2nd Edition (Gold), Sale, Distribution & Transport of Goods, and Wills & Estates.

e-discovery and e-trial model documents can be located on the OBA website.
 
AdvoCAT’s Annotated Document Series has a large selection of templates that contain commentary and tips. Many of the titles are found in the library along with the accompanying CD-ROM. If you’re lucky enough to have a CD| DVD drive on your computer you can access the documents in Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect, and Rich Text Format.
 
The Law Society of Upper Canada Access CLE Database contains many forms and precedents. Articles and precedents older than 18 months can be downloaded free of charge.
 
O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms (in-library shortcut on desktop)
Access to O'Brien's is available in the library through the database or in print format. Documents from the database can be downloaded in Word format on to a flash drive for easy editing. The encyclopedia also includes commentary and handy checklists.
 
Robichaud's Criminal Defence Litigation have a large collection of free forms and precedents which can be printed or saved to your desktop or flash drive.
 
I’ve also listed some of the forms & precedents that are available in our text collection below.
 
Agency Powers of Attorney and Capacity: Practice and Procedure / M. Jasmine Sweatman.
KF 1347 S94 2014
 
Civil Procedure
Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Canadian Precedents of Pleadings, 2nd ed., Volume 1-2.
KF 8868.1 B85 2013
 
How Do You Plead? Breaking the Bonds of Boilerplate / LSUC CPD. KF 8870 A2 H68 1994
 
Breaking the Bonds of Boilerplate / LSUC CPD. KF 8870 L393 2015

Civil Litigation: A Practical Handbook, 5th ed. / David Stockwood. KF 8840 ZB3 S86 2004
 
Commercial Behind and Beyond Boilerplate: Drafting Commercial Agreements, 3rd ed. / Cynthia L. Elderkin and Julia S. Shin Doi. KF 889 E54 2011

Construction Liens Conduct of a Lien Action / Duncan W. Glaholt. KF 900 G533 2017

Criminal
The Practitioner’s Criminal Precedents, 4th ed. / Alan D. Gold. KF 9620 .ZA2 G65 2014
 
Estates
The Executor's Handbook, 5th ed. / Jennifer A. Greenan. KF 778 G74 2015

The Practitioner's Guide to Estate Practice in Ontario, 5th ed. / Margaret Rintoul.
KF 778 R56 201

Preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney: First interview to Final Report, 4th ed. / Mary L. MacGregor. KF 755 M32 2011

Guardianship Ontario Guardianship Law / A. Sean Graham & Christopher M.B. Graham.
KF 553 G72 2014
 
Leases The Commercial Lease: A Practical Guide, 5th ed. / Harvey M. Haber.
KF 593 .C6 H32 2013

Libel & Slander Libel, 3nd ed. / Peter A. Downard. KF 1266 D69 2014

Mortgages A Practical Guide to Mortgage Remedies in Ontario, 2nd ed. / Judith M. Wolf.
KF 695 W65 2013
 
Sale of Goods Sale and Supply of Goods, 2nd ed. / Kevin McGuinness. KF 913.1 M34 2010

Trusts Drafting Trusts & Will Trusts in Canada, 3rd ed. / James Kessler, Fiona Hunter.
KF 730 K472 2011

MMP - Keyboard Tricks

MMP - Keyboard Tricks

We can all use a refresher, even for those of you who are hardcore. I’m offering some keyboard tricks and tips for today’s MMP.

Have you closed a tab accidently? Try pressing CTRL + SHIFT + T or Cdm + SHIFT + T on a Mac to reopen the closed tab.

CTRL + Z will undo a file that’s been deleted or moved and puts it right back to its original location.
The easiest way to Subscript is to highlight a word or letter and hit CTRL and the "+ =" key.

Superscript highlight the word or letter and hit CTRL + Shift and the "+=" key.
Need to view your system information quickly, press the Windows Key + Pause/Break key and a system information panel will open on the screen.

I right click a lot during day, there is a better way. Select anything in a document and press the menu key (it's the key located next to the Windows key). The right click context menu will magically appear on the screen.
Rename a file by pressing F2 when the file is selected.

CTRL + Shift + V will paste the text from any source into plain text (Cdm + Shift + V on a Mac) – no formatting!

Friday, November 3, 2017

This Just In - October

This Just In is a list of titles the library received in the month of October.

2018 Annotated Ontario Building Code Act KF 5701 O58 2018
Consolidated Ontario Insurance Statutes and Regulations KF 1164 O58 I 2017
Martin’s Ontario Criminal Practice KF 9620 .ZB3 M37 2018 2018
Ontario Insurance Law & Commentary KF 1164 O586 2018
Ontario Superior Court Practice 2018 + Forms KF 8816 .ZB3 O586 2018
Practitioner’s Income Tax Act 2017, 52nd edition KF 6499 ZA2 P72 2017

Each LSUC CPD title has a hyperlink to the library catalogue AdvoCAT, and the T.O.C.

Civil Litigation Practice Basics 2017 KF 8840 .ZB3 L393 2017b
Commercial Real Estate Transactions 2017 KF 665 .A75 L393 2017
Practice Gems: Administration of Estates 2017 KF 778 .A2 L393 2017
Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2017 KF 765 .A75 L393 2017
The Twelve Minute Civil Litigator 2017 KF 8840 .ZB3 L393 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Recent Brantford Decisions

Recent Brantford Decisions released on CanLII

R. v B.H., 2017 ONCJ 377 (CanLII)
Justice Robert S. Gee

Torto v Irving, 2017 CanLII 27112 (ON SCSM)
Paul Oddi, Deputy Judge Brantford Small Claims Court

Craven v. Osidacz and Osidacz; and Craven v. Osidacz, 2017 ONSC 4396 (CanLII)
Justice J. Lofchik

R. v. C.B., 2017 ONCJ 545 (CanLII)
Justice Robert S. Gee

Vidal v. Terejko, 2017 ONSC 5331 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper

S.N.S. Industrial Products Limited v. Omron Canada Inc., 2017 ONSC 5469 (CanLII)
Justice D.A. Broad

Brown v. Elliott, 2017 ONSC 180 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper

MMP- StayFocused

MMP - StayFocused

Wikipedia, Twitter, Ravelry, Facebook, email (all 4 accounts), Instagram, Fragrantica, Pinterest, and the Daily Kitten are some of my guilty web pleasures that have me spending hours blowing off that deadline driven report. If you spend your day surfing the net, and need to focus on productivity, then this browser extension might just be the ticket.

StayFocused is a Google Chrome extension that blocks distracting | time-wasting websites while you’re working. The extension is customizable, allowing you to block distracting sites for a specific time, date, or you can even set it for a time limit. Go ahead block pages, sites, and even in-page content, and conquer your inner mouse potato to become a productivity ninja.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This Just In - July

This Just In is a list of titles the library received in the month of July.

The 2017 Annotated Ontario Highway Traffic Act  KF 2209 O58 H 2017
The 2017 Annotated Ontario Provincial Offences Act  KF 9620 .ZB3 O58 P 2017

Each LSUC CPD title has a hyperlink to the library catalogue AdvoCAT, and the T.O.C.

7th Annual Business Law Summit  KF 1415.ZB3 L393 2017b
Entertainment & Media Law Symposium 2017 2017  KF 4290 .A75 E57 2017
The Annotated Financial Statement for Family Law Lawyers  KF 535 .A2 L393 2017
The Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2017  KF 889 .A2 L393 2017
The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer 2017  KF 3320 .ZB3 S594 2017
The Six-Minute Labour Lawyer 2017  KF 3320 .ZB3 S592 2017