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  • Recently Added

    by Lesley Dobin | Apr 21, 2017

    Introducing evidence at trial: a British Columbia handbook, 3rd edition

    Introducing Evidence at Trial: A British Columbia Handbook is a guide for British Columbia litigators dealing with evidence in civil or criminal trials.

    Highlights of the third edition include:

    • commentary and practice points current to October 1, 2016
    • chapter on exclusion of evidence
    • analysis of significant cases decided since the second edition (2012)
    • consolidation of the full text of the Canada Evidence Act and the British Columbia Evidence Act

    Available to borrow now.

  • Make a Will Week - April 9th to 15th 2017

    by Lesley Dobin | Apr 07, 2017

    make a will week posterMake a Will Week is here again!

    With the purpose of encouraging the public to write their will or bring an existing will up to date, Courthouse Libraries BC has prepared for Make a Will Week by compiling a comprehensive list of resources on wills, estates and personal planning for various audiences.

    Visit our resources page to view recently updated titles, perform research and find the help you need, all in one place. And while you're visiting the 'Do Your Research Online' tab, note  the updated link to the new Law Society of BC page on Risks and Tips for Wills & Estates practitioners.

    Other Updates include:

    Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Canada, 4th Edition

    • The aim of this book by BC lawyer Fiona Hunter, and England-based barrister James Kessler, QC, is to aid the generalist lawyer by discussing general and technical issues which arise in the drafting of trusts and wills trusts, and to provide precedents.
    Macdonell, Sheard and Hull on Probate Practice, 5th Edition
    • A practical guide to estate administration in Ontario with detailed reference to all of the other Canadian jurisdictions, including BC.



  • Recently Added

    by Lesley Dobin | Apr 05, 2017

    Detention and arrest coverDetention and arrest, 2nd ed.

    This book focuses on detentions and arrests that occur in the course of investigating crime and laying charges. Recently updated to incorporate significant changes in regard to statutory powers, common law powers, and Charter rights.

    Includes chapters on:

    • Nature of the interaction between police and individuals
    • Powers of detention
    • Arrest and compelling appearance
    • The impact of the Charter

    Available to borrow now!


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