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  • Exploring Electronic Resources : CLEBC Precedent Collection

    by Lesley Dobin | Oct 14, 2016

    This is the weekly look at one of the many valuable online legal information resources you can access when  you visit any location of the Courthouse Libraries  BC.

    CLEBC Precedent Collection is a single source for precedents with wide subject coverage. Access hundreds of forms and precedents from CLEBC materials in a range of practice areas in one regularly updated online collection. Specific forms or precedents can be found by searching the collection or by browsing by practice area, including:

    • Aboriginal law
    • Administrative law
    • ADR
    • Business law
    • Creditors remedies
    • Criminal law
    • Employment law
    • Family law
    • Human rights
    • Insurance
    • Intellectual property
    • Litigation
    • Municipal law
    • Natural resources
    • Personal injury
    • Real estate
    • Tax
    • Wills estates and trusts
    • Workers compensation

    Don't worry if you need a refresher, we've got you covered! Watch this quick, 5 minute Courthouse Library video, Finding Precedents Using CLE’s Precedent Collection for some navigation and search tips.

    And don't forget about online resources when you are next in the library performing research or borrowing material, and check back here every week to learn more about the electronic resources available on site at any location of Courthouse Libraries BC.

  • Recently Updated!

    by Lesley Dobin | Oct 06, 2016

    Oosterhoff on wills

    Updated to 2016

    Oosterhoff on Wills provides a complete primer on all aspects of the law, incorporating text and commentary with edited case extracts to elucidate and explore every aspect and phase of wills law. It can be used for better understanding of the basic concepts of wills and estates and as authority for legal principles.

    New in this Edition

    Thoroughly updated, re-written and re-organized to incorporate all the significant developments in the law since the last edition, the 8th Edition includes discussions on:

    • Wills, Estates and Succession Act (British Columbia), and its impact on the law 
    • British Columbia statutory rules on abatement and encumbered property
    • McCorkill v. McCorkill Estate (nature of testamentary dispositions)
    • Celentano Estate v. Ross (testamentary gifts)
    • Yen Estate (formal validity of wills)
    • Section on electronic wills
    • Differing approaches to rights on intestacy

    Available to borrow now!

  • Recently Updated!

    by Lesley Dobin | Sep 27, 2016

    The Trial of an Action

    Updated to 2016

    First published in 1981, this classic manual offers invaluable insight into trial techniques from the perspective of The Late Honourable Mr. Justice John Sopinka who was one of the nation’s leading litigators before his appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Sopinka on the Trial of an Action, 3rd Edition remains a go-to reference for best practices in the courtroom. This thoroughly revised edition reflects the evolution in trial strategies as well as the significant case law developments since the previous edition.

    Available to borrow now!

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