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Book Spotlight - August 2018

Posted by Peel Law Association on 15 August 2018

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.

Today's spotlight is on the book, Assisted Death: Legal, Social and Ethical Issues after Carter. This text was recently added to the PLA Library Collection and is available for borrowing for current PLA Members.

 

 

 

 

From the Publisher
Physician-assisted dying, or "medical assistance in dying", as it is now known, was decriminalized in certain circumstances as a result of the Supreme Court of Canada's 2015 decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) and implemented through Bill C-14 in 2016. This timely collection of 13 papers, developed out of a national academic symposium held in September 2017, examines the social, ethical and legal implications of the Carter I and Carter II decisions and offer meaningful reflections to the many perplexing questions currently being asked about MAiD.

Published: June 8, 2018 by LexisNexis.

The volume is divided into four parts:

PART I: CARTER'S IMPACT ON CANADIAN LEGAL DOCTRINE
PART II: CHARTER IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND INSTITUTION
PART III: THE FUTURE OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN CANADA AND SAFEGUARDS MOVING FORWARD
PART IV: CHARTER DIALOGUE AND THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF CANADA'S MAID LEGISLATION

This item is available for signout from the PLA Library to PLA Members only. You may borrow this item for one week (seven days). Non PLA members are welcome to use this item in the PLA Library, but signout and borrowing privileges are limited to current PLA Members in good standing.

For a full listing of all of the new items added to the PLA Library Collection, please watch for your next issue of Peel Briefs (for PLA Members Only).

Not a PLA member, but looking to become one? Please follow the links for the Membership forms and 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 LPP candidates.

 

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Library Closure - 2018 Canada Day

Posted by Peel Law Association on 29 June 2018

 

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 2, 2018 for Canada Day.

We will return to regular business hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

 

Thank you,
PLA Library Staff



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Summer Reading in the PLA

Posted by Peel Law Association on 15 June 2018

 

In need of a break from those case files? Something to keep you awake as you wait for the jury to return? Looking for a new read for the weekend? 

Be sure to check out the PLA Novel Nook - a place where you can find a leisurely read, located just inside the PLA Library doors.

It is a quiet reading area with novels for browsing and borrowing - no signout required!

If you have any books you would like to donate, you can bring them into the library during our regular office hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. You can also drop them into the Book Return drop-off box located in the PLA Lawyers Lounge, to the left of the Library entrance doors (beside the T.V.).

Please note, we will not be accepting law books through the PLA Novel Nook initiative. If you have law books you wish to donate, please contact the PLA Library in advance.

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Membership Benefit of the Month: Find-a-Lawyer

Posted by Peel Law Association on 13 June 2018

 

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

Did you know...  2018 Members get a FREE listing on the PLA "Find-a-Lawyer" database?

As an option upon registration, PLA Members are listed for FREE on our lawyer referral service, "Find-a-Lawyer", accessed by members of the public. 

The database publishes Lawyer Name, Firm Name, Address and Telephone Number, as well as the Area(s) of Practice.

In addition, members may link a website with their listing for a ONE time payment of $50.00 plus HST as long as membership is maintained from year to year. 

Please note, the "Find-a-Lawyer" referral service is optional and private contact information is not shared with the public.

 

Not a member, but looking to become one? Please follow the links for the membership form and 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 LSO, articling students, and students-at-law.

 


Posted in: Library Services Membership Benefit of the Month Membership News and Updates  

Provincial Election

Posted by Peel Law Association on 31 May 2018

Given the upcoming provincial election on June 7, 2018, the Peel Law Association made efforts to reach out to the candidates for the four main provincial parties running in the riding of Brampton Centre to discuss issues of importance to the Peel legal community.  We considered the possibility of an all-candidates meeting at the courthouse, but none of the candidates could commit to attending such a meeting.  As an alternative, we submitted a letter to the candidates and asked for written responses to six specific questions.  We only received a response from Harjit Jaswal (Brampton Centre candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario).  No response was received for the candidates of the Liberal Party of Ontario, New Democratic Party of Ontario or Green Party of Ontario.

Following the election, we will review this effort to engage in a dialogue with the candidates running in the riding that encompasses the Brampton courthouse, and consider how to improve the process for future electoral campaigns (including federal, municipal and bencher elections).


Please find attached for your review the correspondence sent to the candidates, and the one response received from Mr. Jaswal.

 


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