The Great Library’s recently renovated consultation room can now be reserved by Law Society members needing a quiet and private space for trial preparation, client interviews, mediation sessions, and other meetings. Convenient to the courts in Osgoode Hall and at 361 & 393 University Avenue, this facility accommodates up to 10 people and is equipped with Internet access, LED projector and retractable screen.
To reserve the Library Consultation Room, e-mail the Great Library or speak to staff in library. There is no charge for the use of the room.
The library's menu of resources on LexisNexis Quicklaw has been expanded to include:
Halsbury's Law of Canada
Solicitors' Forms and Precedents
Free library access to Quicklaw is available to Law Society members only.
For more information or to request research assistance, please Ask a Law Librarian.
The Great Library is very pleased to announce the launch of a new search and discovery tool, InfoLocate. You can now access the Great Library’s website content, its print and electronic materials, and the Law Society’s CPD articles from a single search point. This user-centred discovery platform will enable us to add more services in the future. Please enjoy using InfoLocate, and let us know what you like and how we can make it even better.
Login information for this free member service provided by the Great Library has changed as of February 28, 2013. Please e-mail us to get your new user-name and password.
Free desktop access to a core collection of HeinOnline's electronic content is now available to all Law Society members. This valuable research resource includes a broad collection of law journals, as well as U.S. legislative materials, treaties and selected historic legal texts.
Contact the Great Library by e-mail to receive your user name and password. Please note that user names and passwords will expire approximately every 3 months. You will then need to e-mail the Great Library for updated access information.
To access this service, go to the HeinOnline website and log in.
The Law Society of Upper Canada Member Subscription content includes:
- Law Journal Library
- Bar Journals
- Federal Register
- Code of Federal Regulations
- US Supreme Court Library
- US Attorney General Opinions
- Treaties and Agreements Library
- US Statutes at Large
- US Federal Legislative History Library
- US Presidential Library
- English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1865)
- European Center for Minority Issues
- Legal Classics Library
- U.S. Code
- American Association of Law Libraries
- Association of American Law Schools
Law Society of Upper Canada CLE program articles are now at your fingertips! We're pleased to announce that the Law Society of Upper Canada's AccessCLE full-text database is live!
Ever needed a CLE article in a hurry? Use AccessCLE to search across hundreds of CLE articles produced by the Law Society from 2004 to date and purchase just the article you need, 24 hours a day. Each article is indexed so that you can browse by practice area and date. All articles are full-text searchable and an advanced search enables you to search by author, words in the CLE program title, and the program date. Unlike the print article, recent digital articles are enhanced with direct links to CanLII cases cited in the materials, making it easier to follow up on a legal topic.
Once you've found an article, you can preview the first few pages and purchase it online. The articles are available in PDF and will remain on your digital bookshelf, although you can download and print them like any other PDF.
AccessCLE is a collaboration between the Law Society's program delivery group and the Great Library, where library staff created the database and added metadata and links to enhance the already rich CLE materials. We hope you'll find this a valuable resource.
Postjudgment and prejudgment interest rates as published on the Ministry of the Attorney General's website on June 2, 2013 pursuant to O. Reg. 339/07 (includes rates up to and including 3rd quarter of 2013) are set out below.
Please note that previous versions of this table published after October 1, 2007 are archived on the Ministry site. Prior to October 1, 2007, postjudgment and prejudgment interest rates were published in the Ontario Gazette. The Ontario Gazette is available online from ServiceOntario Publications.
- Postjudgment interest rates (and prejudgment interest rates for causes of action arising on or before October 23, 1989) are as follows:
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- Prejudgment interest rates for causes of action arising after October 23, 1989 are as follows:
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Family Law Practice Essentials 2013
This recent program, held by the Law Society of Upper Canada on January 22, 2013, provided valuable precedents and strategies for each key stage of a family law matter: advising the client, preparing for case conferences and motions, representing the client in a negotiation and mediation, and appearing at trial. The materials include the following papers and presentations:
- Most Common Questions Your Clients Will Ask [presentation slides]
- Techniques for Taking Instructions and Advising Your Client
- Legal Ethics & Financial Issues: Navigating Choppy Waters with Integrity
- Approaches to Negotiating Settlements: Alternatives to Litigation
- "We Have Come a Long Way Since WYSIWYG, Baby"
- Practical Tips and Tricks for Preparing Pleadings
- Case Conferences and Motions
- Demonstration of a Case Conference
- Trial Preparation in Family Law Practice
Family Law Practice Essentials 2013 (Toronto: Continuing Professional Development, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2013). 1 v. (various pagings). This publication is available in the first floor library stacks (Call no. KF 505 .ZB3 L393 2013). Library record
GALLOPP (Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal)
Launched in January 2013 by the Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada, GALLOPP is a pan-Canadian bilingual government and legislative publications portal that provides access to over 320,000 electronic provincial, territorial and federal government publications and legislative materials dating back to 1995. The portal is a unique resource bringing together for the first time the significant government document repositories that have been built by individual provincial and territorial legislative libraries across Canada and the federal government’s Depository Services Program. The easy-to-use English and French interface allows users to search for documents by keyword or full-text and then link to electronic copies of the materials hosted by the collecting library. Results can be cross-jurisdictional or limited by jurisdiction or date. New documents will be added regularly to GALLOPP.
Review date: January 29, 2013
To view reviews of notable legal websites written by library staff from January 1999 to date organized under Library of Congress subject headings, see Notable Legal Websites.