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Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 technology  research  practice

  • Research & Writing

[Admin note: thanks to Karen Sawatzky of Manitoba’s Great Library for this tip; it was originally published on Great LEXpectations.]

Did you know? Plain language summaries of SCC decisions are available under “Cases in Brief”:

Cases in Brief are short summaries of the Court’s written decisions drafted in reader-friendly language, so that anyone interested can learn about the decisions that affect their lives.

They are prepared by communications staff of the Supreme Court of Canada. They do not form part of the Court’s reasons for judgment and are not for use in legal proceedings.

— Supreme Court of Canada website

These summaries cover decisions from 2018 on. This looks like a handy resource to refer to clients or self represented litigants who need to understand a decision but are struggling to read the legalese. Or lawyers who want to be up on the law and it’s not in their area of practice.