Many of our customers subscribe to our loose-leaf publications Legal Aspects of Policing and Libman on Regulatory Offences in Canada, in some cases for over 20 years. 

The price of loose-leaf updates for these two titles has been frozen again for 2019. The last increase was 2012.

Frequency of updates has also not changed: every 6 months (on average) for Legal Aspects of Policing, and every 5 months (on average) for Libman on Regulatory Offences in Canada. The schedule is not completely precise only because our authors have many other professional demands.

The prices that law publishers charge to maintain loose-leaf subscriptions has obviously become an enormous concern. Our customers tell us that some publishers’ updates are too frequent and too expensive, and continually become more frequent and more expensive. Some of our customers offer examples of updates that are very thin, or contain too much material that is not substantive content (such as changes to a table of cases) and therefore do not provide value. Some of our customers express considerable frustration, and law libraries are now full of cancelled loose-leaf titles.

Earlscourt has long-since responded to these concerns, consistently keeping the annual cost of subscribing to its loose-leaf publications as affordable as possible.  Our customers can reliably budget for loose-leaf subscriptions with affordable updates coupled with a predictable, consistent schedule of updates. We don’t think customers should have to pay an annual cost of over $2,000 to maintain a loose leaf subscription. As well, we do not sell you amendments to tables of cases: for both our loose-leafs, the lengthy table of cases has been on our website for some time, to save cost.

We ask that you not treat all loose-leafs as a bad investment. We think they provide value because their information is typically more current than bound textbooks.

We have also heard the cost concerns, we get it, and we are grateful for your continuing business.

Many of our customers have asked whether Earlscourt plans to publish a new edition of Ontario Police Services Act, Fully Annotated, by Paul Ceyssens and Scott Childs.

The last edition of this title was the 2017 edition (red cover).

Earlscourt did not publish a 2018 edition because of the likelihood of significant amendments to the Police Services Act.

Although new legislation (Bill 175) has been proclaimed, there is much uncertainty about the new government’s plans regarding Bill 175, and Earlscourt has decided to delay publishing a new edition.

Earlscourt has received a second printing of the 2017 Edition, so this still-very-current edition remains available for purchase.

Earlscourt is very pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Edition of Criminal Trial Rules in Provincial Courts in Canada, Fully Annotated, by The Honourable Justice Rick Libman, of the Ontario Court of Justice.

The authority in Criminal Trial Rules expands its national scope … Criminal Trial Rules in Provincial Courts in Canada, Fully Annotated, 2019-2020 Edition, is updated and expanded, addressing new rules across Canada and case law arising since the 2007-2008 Edition.

You receive: every rule, province by province, as well as related statutory provisions and corresponding rules of professional conduct.

Criminal Trial Rules in Provincial Courts in Canada, Fully Annotated, 2019-2020 Edition will be available for sale in the first quarter of 2019.  Discounts for bulk orders will also be available.

Earlscourt uses the services of CanPar to deliver our books.  Our relationship with CanPar is more than 20 years old.  We use CanPar’s “ground” service, which keeps the cost of freight as low as possible while also delivering parcels within a very reasonable time.  CanPar’s reliability is consistently very high, and customers can easily track parcels here

Customers who require urgent delivery can have books delivered by air-courier (ordinarily a 2-day service to most parts of Canada), at extra cost.

Earlscourt Legal Press Inc., which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, publishes legal textbooks of authors who wish to write in a small-publisher environment.  Legal authors invariably have many competing professional demands, and some choose to write in a more flexible schedule that smaller publishers can offer.  The list of publications reflects the academic interests of the authors, which include policing, provincial offences procedure, regulatory offences and criminal court rules.

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