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It is Head Start time again! This year the program will run June 19-20 at the Courthouse. Please encourage students in your firms to attend this two-day legal research eye-opener. Spaces fill up fast, so early registration is recommended.

We also need volunteers, for the committee and for the sessions. The committee this year is mostly made up by Alberta Law Libraries staff ... help from someone else in a firm library would be great. We are planning a meeting on Thursday morning (April 17) to get things rolling. Please think about it and let me know.

Ana San Miguel

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The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is surveying recent and current member.  Please consider taking the survey before it closes February 21, 2014.

CALL would like to know more about you and how to continue to improve its services and advance the profession. We ask recent and current CALL members to tell us what we do well and what CALL can do better.
The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) Member Survey will take 15- 20 minutes to complete.
This survey is confidential and the anonymity of the respondents will be preserved in the final report. You can complete the survey anonymously if you wish, but please give your name and contact details if you would like your name entered into a prize draw for a $50 Indigo gift card.
The survey closes on February 21, 2014.

Cheers, Shaunna



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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
1:00pm to 2:30pm EST   

Generally the world of "Googling" is not one closely associated with finding credible legal information. 

But Google has built in advanced techniques for searching that allow you to shine a light on even the most cumbersome platforms and reveal legal documents, commentary and guides with impressive precision. In this session, Meghan will take you through her top tips for harnessing the power of Google to find legislation, cases and commentary in a practical way.  


Meghan Maddigan is a liaison lawyer working with Courthouse Libraries BC, where she heads up the training division.  With a background in the practice of law, Meghan brings to her role a practical and efficient approach.  In addition to a number of the offerings through Courthouse Libraries, Meghan teaches legal research with the Law Society of BC's PLTC program and is a frequent speaker with CLE, CBA, OnPoint Legal Research and others. Meghan loves nothing more than sharing practical tips that make life easier.  

Webinar Costs:
Members: Only $45.20 (including HST)
Non-members: $67.80 (including HST)
Recordings of each session will be available to registered participants.

Thank you,

The CALL Webinar Sub-Committee
Emily Landriault, Emily Klomps, Ana San Miguel and Eve Leung

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Did you know that LESA is no longer selling its seminar binders?  They continue to produce binders for seminar attendees, but the binders are not for sale.  As before however, individual papers can be purchased via their online store.  Also, LESA is planning to implement a new system for their store (sometime in 2014 I believe); organizations will pay an annual fee for unlimited access to the papers available within the store if so desired.  An organization could opt in, or not.  If not, you could still purchase on a pay per view basis as you can now.  


I've heard that the CLEBC has gone this way with their online library/store just recently.  However, it appears that their system no longer allows purchase of individual papers on a pay per view basis; you must use their annual pricing scheme based on 'firm size.'  


Back to LESA binders: I guess this likely means an end to our ability to borrow 'future' LESA seminar binders from the Alberta Law Libraries... 

Sandi Madvid



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Of interest to those few who still have a subscription to the print Supreme Court Reports

the 2012 announcements from Publishing & Depository Services, regarding its transition from print to electronic publication, do not mention the Supreme Court Reports.  However, Publishing & Depository Services has confirmed that the print SCRs will indeed cease publication by April 2014. 


Sandi Madvid




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