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Legislation - Proposed and Updated / June 2017

Posted by Peel Law Association on 4 July 2017


Bill 120, Mandatory Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers Act, 2017


As part of our ongoing goal to ensure our members are kept up-to-date in the latest news and updates in the legal community, the PLA will provide the members with a link to new or proposed legislation the PLA membership may find of interest.

If there is new or proposed legislation you think may be of interest to the PLA membership, please contact the PLA Library Staff by email with your suggestion.
 




Posted in: Proposed Legislation News and Updates  

Book Spotlight- Canada Day edition

Posted by Peel Law Association on 30 June 2017

The Court and the Constitution: A 150-Year Retrospective 

 Continue to watch this space for promotions highlighting one of the books recently added to the PLA Library collection, as well as old  favourites we think may be of interest to our PLA Library users.

 To celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada, this week the spotlight is on the book, The Court and the Constitution: A 150-Year  Retrospective by Matthew P. Harrington, which was recently added to the PLA Library Collection.

 From the Publisher

 This unique collection of papers focuses on the role of the court in the development of three areas: Canadian Federalism, the Charter of  Rights, and Private Law.

 Insightful perspectives. Thorough and well-researched review of jurisprudential developments.  Contributions from leaders in a variety of capacities in the legal community, including academia and practitioners

Published: May 16, 2017 by LexisNexis

From the Table of Contents

The collection of papers:

Introduction by the Editor

PART I: THE STRUCTURE OF FEDERALISM
The Supreme Court and Parliament: Evolving Roles and Relationships Lorne Neudorf
The Supreme Court and the Conventions of the Constitution Leonid Sirota
From Subservient Officers of the Crown to Independent Servants of the People: The Supreme Court of Canada's Perceptions of Itself Adam Dodek
The Court and Administrative Law: Models of Rights Protection Paul Daly
L'allégorie d'une Cour suprême complice de trudeauisme: relecture des prismes de l'arrêt Ford Fréderic Bérard
Speakers, Witnesses and Blanketing: The Need to Look Beyond the Courts to Achieve Reconciliation Sarah Morales
Aboriginal Title in the Supreme Court of Canada Cherie Metcalf

PART II: THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS
"A Principle of Vital Importance": The Supreme Court of Canada's Approach to Purposeful Limits on Expression in Section 2(B) Peter Carver
The Court and Freedom of Religion Howard Kislowicz
Of Promise and Peril: The Court and Equality Rights Daphne Gilbert & Jena McGill
Fundamental Justice Mark Carter
Language Rights and the Political Compromise Doctrine Matthew P Harrington

PART III: PRIVATE LAW & COMMERCE
The Supreme Court of Canada and the Law of Tort Lewis Klar
Property Law and the Supreme Court: Of Gardens and Fields Bruce Ziff
The Supreme Court on the Relationship Between the General Law and Collective Labour Relations Regimes: 1875-2016 Finn Makela


Not a PLA member, but looking to become one? Please follow the links for the membership form, fees, and a full list of PLA Membership Benefits. You may also contact the PLA Library Staff by email, and they will be happy to assist you.  It only takes a few moments to join, and the PLA Library Staff can process memberships on the spot. Once payment is received, you can take advantage of all your PLA Membership Benefits, including circulation privileges.

As a friendly reminder, the Peel Law Association Library, Lawyers' Lounge and related services are open to all lawyers who are in good standing with the LSUC, articling students, and students-at-law.
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Upcoming CPD

Posted by Peel Law Association on 29 May 2017


Everything you need to know about Business and Income Valuations Part One: Valuators


Join the Peel Law Association for our next CPD, Everything you need to know about             Business and Income Valuations                         Part One: Valuators, which will be held on June 5, 2017. This program will provide 2.0 Hours toward the Law Society of Upper Canada Continuing Professional Development requirements. For further details, please see the attached flyer/registration form.

If you would like to attend the CPD simply download the form, and submit it to the PLA via email or fax (905-451-3137) with your name and phone number. You may pay over the phone with VISA or MasterCard, or visit the PLA Library, and make your payment in person. Remember, PLA Members receive a discount to attend all CPDs.

Not a member, but looking to become one? Please follow the links for the membership form, fees, and a full list of PLA Membership Benefits. You may also contact the PLA Library Staff by email, and they will be happy to assist you. It only takes moments to join, and the PLA Library Staff can process memberships on the spot. Once payment is received, you can take advantage of all your PLA Membership Benefits, including discounts on CPD programs and social events.

As a friendly reminder, the Peel Law Association Library, Lawyers' Lounge and related services are open to all lawyers who are in good standing with the LSUC, articling students, and students-at-law.

 

Posted in: PLA CPDs News and Updates  

Book Spotlight

Posted by Peel Law Association on 24 May 2017

Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada
 

Each week watch this space for our weekly promotion, highlighting one of the books recently added to the PLA Library collection, as well as old favourites we think may be of interest to our PLA Library users.
 
This  week, the spotlight is on the book, Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada by Jennifer A. Chandler and Colleen M. Flood, which was recently added to the PLA Library Collection.


From the Publisher

Mental health issues pose critical challenges for Canada's systems of justice and health care. Problems with mental health are common, but often neglected due to stigma and the vulnerability of those living with these conditions. This is   evident within our legal system. Every day in our courts we see played out the struggle to protect the human rights and dignity of individual Canadians with mental health challenges, to access adequate mental health care and social support, and to provide genuinely helpful responses to criminal behaviour associated with mental health problems. Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important cases and key debates at the intersection of mental health law and policy.

Written by a group of Canada's leading experts on mental health law, this volume provides practitioners, researchers and policy-makers with valuable insight into this challenging and important area of the law.

Published: May 12, 2016 by LexisNexis

From the Table of Contents

Part 1: Themes and Governance
1. Mental Health and Disability in Canadian Law: Evolving Concepts, Concerns and Responses
2. Fragmented Law & Fragmented Lives: Canada's Mental Health Care System
3. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Impact on Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada

Part 2: Treatment, Rights and Advocacy
4. From Insight (into Illness) to Incite (a Riot): Consent to Psychiatric Treatment in Canada
5. Involuntary Hospitalization and Treatment in Civil Mental Health Law: Some Controversies and Concerns
6. Community Treatment Orders
7. Privacy Protection and the Confidentiality of Psychiatric Health Care Records
8. Malpractice and Mental Health Care
9. The Governance of the Safety and Efficacy of Psychopharmaceuticals: Challenges and Opportunities for Reform
10. Advocating for Persons with Mental Health Problems: Living Up to the Challenges of the 21st Century

Part 3: Mental Health Care in the Criminal Justice Context
11. Mental Health, Treatment and the Criminal Justice Process
12. Mental Health Courts and Diversion Programs
13. Policing Mental Health Disabilities
14. Mental Health Services in Canadian Corrections

Part 4: Diversity and Vulnerability
15. Mental Health Law for the Old: Defining the Category, Identifying the Issues
16. Mental Health Law and Children
17. Indigenous Peoples and Mental Health: The Role of Law and Policy
18. Race, Culture and Ethnicity in Mental Health Law and Policy
19. Legal Issues Regarding Refugees and Mental Illness
 

Not a PLA member, but looking to become one? Please follow the links for the membership form, fees, and a full list of PLA Membership Benefits. You may also contact the PLA Library Staff  by email, and they will be happy to assist you.  It only takes a few moments to join, and the PLA Library Staff can process memberships on the spot. Once payment is received, you can take advantage of all your PLA Membership Benefits, including circulation privileges.

As a friendly reminder, the Peel Law Association Library, Lawyers' Lounge and related services are open to all lawyers who are in good standing with the LSUC, articling students, and students-at-law.

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Membership Benefit of the Month - Discounts on CPDs

Posted by Peel Law Association on 11 May 2017


Each month, watch this space for more information on one of the many benefits of being a PLA Member.

Did you know...  Members receive a discount on all PLA CPDs?


The PLA hosts multiple CPDs each year, including programs that focus on Criminal Law, Family Law, and Wills & Estates Law. In 2016, CPDs included, The Brampton Courthouse Series #10: Family Conferences Under the Last Rules Amendments, PLA Real Estate Section Presents: Practice Review Essentials, and Appeals Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

The PLA has multiple CPDs lined up for 2017. Topics include: A Back to the Basics Criminal Series, DivorceMate Software Advanced Training (exclusive to members only), and a CPD on Estates Law

As a PLA Member, you will receive a discount on the fee to attend the CPD as well as advanced notice, via email, highlighting the details of each CPD. 

Not a member, but looking to become one? Please follow the links for the membership forms, fees, and a full list of PLA membership benefits. You may also contact the PLA Library Staff by email, and they will be happy to assist you.

As a friendly reminder, the Peel Law Association Library, Lawyers' Lounge and related services are open to all lawyers who are in good standing with the LSUC, articling students, and students-at-law.

 


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Legislation - Proposed and Updated / June 2017

Posted by Peel Law Association on 4 July 2017

Bill 120, Mandatory Sexual Assault Law Training for Judicial Officers Act, 2017
As part of our ongoing goal to ensure our members are ...
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Book Spotlight- Canada Day edition

Posted by Peel Law Association on 30 June 2017
The Court and the Constitution: A 150-Year Retrospective   Continue to watch this space for promotions highlighting one of the boo...
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