I have a pretty easy time monitoring Canadian case law that is of interest to people in my organization. RSS feeds for CanLII searches or to monitor court output, good newsletters available from commercial legal publishers both in print and online, and the great sharing services offered by lawyers and firms, for example:
- Supreme Advocacy Letter created and distributed by Eugene Meehan and his team
- The Rules Newsletter offered by Alberta firm Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP
For global case law that you should know about, look to the law blogs. A great example of how law blogs can keep you up to date on foreign decisions that will interest you, check out Barrk Sookmans post today Google wins sponsored links case in Australia. Today’s Tip: follow practice specific blogs for highlights on the most important foreign judgments in your area of practice.
While this method for following foreign case law does not replace research on a specific question that will spring your decision to look at foreign material, it is a good way to keep in the global loop.