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Law Books for Libraries core collection - list of titles

List of titles: March 2017

Aboriginal wills handbook: a practical guide to making culturally appropriate wills for Aboriginal people. 2nd ed

Author Vines, Prue
Cover of the book - Aboriginal wills handbook: a practical guide to making culturally appropriate wills for Aboriginal people. 2nd ed
Publisher NSW Trustee and Guardian
Date 2015
ISBN 9780646587769
Price Free
Also available Online
Summary Explains why making a will is very important for Aboriginal people, and gives guidance in making culturally appropriate wills. Includes chapters on inheritance laws in NSW, problems created for Aboriginal people by the law, the advantages of making a will, and the formal requirements for making a will.

Associations and clubs law in Australia and New Zealand. 3rd ed

Author Sievers, A.S.
Cover for Associations and clubs law in Australia and New Zealand. 3rd ed
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2010
ISBN 9781862877351
Price $39.95
Summary A comprehensive practical guide designed for those involved in running voluntary organisations.
Author Meek, Michael
Cover for Australian legal system. 5th ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2016
ISBN 9780455233727
Price $35.00
Summary Provides a concise outline of the Australian legal system, including the history and structure of the law, criminal and civil proceedings, legislation, common law, equity, the doctrine of precedent, and the operation of parliament, the executive and the courts.

Bluett’s local government handbook New South Wales. 17th ed

Author Clark, David
Cover for Bluett’s local government handbook New South Wales. 17th ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2012
ISBN 9780455229416
Price $179.00
Summary Provides an introduction to all aspects of NSW local government law, including the functions of councils and how they operate. Contents include environmental protection, waste management, roads, and control of pets.

Criminal law. 7th ed

Author Wilson, Robert
Cover for Criminal law. 7th ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2012
ISBN 9780455229430
Price $35.00
Summary Clearly explains the principles of criminal law and highlights key cases and legislation. Contents include information and explanation of offences such as homicide, manslaughter, assault, and property offences, as well as discussion of defences.

The criminal trial: courtroom practices, policies and procedures

Author Mills, Brian
Cover for The criminal trial: courtroom practices, policies and procedures
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2011
ISBN 9781862878372
Price $59.95
Summary Although written for police officers conducting criminal trials, this is an excellent plain language introduction to the criminal trial process in NSW. It covers the court system, the legal profession in court, court officers, the courtroom environment, courtroom protocol and procedure, stages of evidence, sentencing, appeals, and coronial inquests.

Discrimination law and practice. 4th ed

Author Ronalds, Chris and Elizabeth Raper
Cover for Discrimination Law and Practice
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2012
ISBN 9781862878822
Price $74.95
Summary Designed as a reference tool and a handbook to assist in understanding Australian discrimination law. Topics covered include grounds of discrimination, employment and education discrimination, harassment, vilification and racial hatred, victimisation, bullying, and remedies.

Discrimination toolkit: your guide to making a discrimination complaint. 3rd ed

Publisher Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre, Kingsford Legal Centre, and Legal Aid NSW
Cover for discrimination toolkit
Date 2014
ISBN 9780646472621
Price Free
Also available Online
Summary For people who believe they have been discriminated against and want to do something about it. It looks at discrimination basics, what you can do about it, courts and tribunals, and getting help.

Emergency law: rights, liabilities and duties of emergency workers and volunteers. 4th ed

Author Eburn, Michael
Cover for Emergency law: rights, liabilities and duties of emergency workers and volunteers. 4th ed
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2013
ISBN 9781862879362
Price $59.95
Summary A concise guide to the Australian law that applies in a civil emergency and to emergency services. It clearly outlines the rights, obligations, liabilities and duties of those who provide emergency care, whether paid or volunteer, trained professional or Good Samaritan.

The environmental law handbook: planning and land use in NSW. 6th ed

Author Williams, Peter
Cover for The environmental law handbook planning and land use in NSW. 6th ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2015
ISBN 9780455236117
Price $119.00
Summary A comprehensive book for anyone interested in environmental planning, protection and regulation in NSW, covering areas including land use planning, development, environmental assessment, and local government.

Horsley's meetings: procedure, law and practice. 7th ed

Author Lang, A D
Cover for Horsley's meetings procedure, law and practice. 7th ed
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Date 2015
ISBN 9780409334845
Price $161.00
Summary A comprehensive guide to the law and practice of meetings. It covers the role of various participants in meetings such as the secretary and chair, as well as procedural issues like notice requirements, quorums, points of order, and motions. It also deals with company meetings, including directors', shareholders’ and creditors' meetings.

It's your constitution: governing Australia today. 2nd ed

Author Saunders, Cheryl
Cover for It's your constitution governing Australia today. 2nd ed
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2003
ISBN 9781862874688
Price $35.00
Summary A plain language guide to the Australian Constitution.

Land law. 6th ed

Author Butt, Peter
Cover for Land law book
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2010
ISBN 9780455225326
Price $165.00
Note A new edition is due in mid 2017
Summary Provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of land law in plain English, including information on co-ownership, leases, easements, covenants, mortgages, Torrens title, Crown lands, and native title.
Publisher LexisNexis
Cover for LexisNexis concise Australian legal dictionary. 5th ed
Date 2014
ISBN 9780409338447
Price $75.00
Summary Contains over 10,000 terms in 100 subject areas, as well as seven appendices including the Constitution.
Publisher Australian Copyright Council
Cover for Libraries and copyright
Date 2016
Price $50.00
Summary Discusses the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) as they relate to libraries. Includes chapters on exceptions, client supply, interlibrary loans, managing the collection, and licences from collecting societies.

The mortgage stress handbook: a practical guide for people having trouble with their mortgage. 3rd ed

Publisher Legal Aid NSW
Cover for Mortage Stress Handbook
Date 2014
ISBN 9780980612806
Price Free
Also available Online
Summary This easy to read handbook discusses the options available to those experiencing problems with their mortgage. It includes sample letters and forms.

The practitioner's guide to civil litigation. 4th ed

Publisher NSW Young Lawyers’, Law Society of NSW
Cover for The practitioner's guide to civil litigation. 4th ed
Date 2014
ISBN 9780409340211
Price Free to public libraries
Summary A guide to all the steps involved in civil litigation, including drafting pleadings and evidence, discovery, interlocutory applications, alternative dispute resolution, appeals, and enforcing judgments.
Publisher Sex Workers Outreach Project
Cover for Sex industry legal kit
Date 2010
ISBN 9781863560610
Price Out of print
Also available Online
Summary Provides detailed information about the regulation of sex services premises, which are legal in NSW. Areas covered include a guide to local councils, council compliance and investigation, and regulating the industry.

Stewart’s guide to employment law. 5th ed

Author Stewart, Andrew
Cover for Stewarts guide to employment law. 5th ed
Publisher Federation Press
Date 2015
ISBN 9781862879935
Price $84.95
Summary Covers areas including employment law, who is an employee, special types of employment, the employment contract, the National Employment Standards, awards, enterprise agreements, remuneration, working hours and leave, termination of employment contracts, remedies for unfair termination, and industrial action.

Taking care of business: planning ahead for Aboriginal people in NSW

Publisher NSW Trustee and Guardian
Cover for Taking care of business: planning ahead for Aboriginal people in NSW
Date 2015
Price Free
Summary A companion the Aboriginal wills handbook, this booklet is an easy to read introduction to wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship and advance care planning for Aboriginal people.

Torts. 6th ed

Author Blay, Sam
Cover for Torts 6th Ed
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Date 2010
ISBN 9780455227603
Price $35.00
Note A new edition is due in 2017
Summary A mini law text for students and others wanting a concise outline of principles and key cases.

Free DVDs

Family matters (DVD)

Publisher Fairfield City Council
Cover for Family matters (DVD)
Date 2013
Language In English, Arabic and Vietnamese
Summary Looks at different views and beliefs that stop people reporting domestic violence, and outlines some of the ways legal and support services have helped victims and offenders.
Publisher NSW Department of Justice 
Cover for The law and you: legal information for African communities in NSW (DVD)
Date 2010
ISBN 9781921590368
Language In English, Arabic, Juba Arabic, Krio, Amharic, Dinka, Kiswahili, and Somali
Also available Online
Summary Introduces the justice system and provides legal information to African communities through six short stories: The justice system, Local Court, Domestic violence and AVO, Racism and discrimination, Victims services, and Debt and money issues.

So you have to go to court!: a resource kit and DVD for people with cognitive disabilities who have to go to court (DVD Kit)

Publisher Attorney General's Department NSW (now NSW Department of Justice)
Cover for So you have to go to court! a resource kit and DVD for people with cognitive disabilities who have to go to court (DVD Kit)
Date 2004
Also available Online
Summary A kit including a DVD developed for people with cognitive disabilities. It contains information for both the person with a disability who has to go to court and people who may support them through the court process.
Publisher Fairfield City Council and Information and Cultural Exchange Inc
Cover for Under the law: an introduction to the legal rights & responsibilities of Australian residents (DVD)
Date 2010
Language In English, Arabic, Dinka and Swahili
Summary Uses storytelling to educate communities about the rights and responsibilities of Australian residents. Key areas covered include traffic offences, domestic violence, crime reporting, and youth and the law.

What’s the law? Australian law for new arrivals (DVD)

Publisher Legal Aid NSW
Cover for What’s the law Australian law for new arrivals (DVD)
Date 2011
Also available Online
Summary An introduction to the Australian legal system, this DVD has 10 photo stories about common legal issues, including driving, having a car accident, renting, child protection, family law, and family violence.

 

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