Author Archives: Susannah Tredwell

Finding Black’s Law Dictionary Online

One resource that users may not be aware is available in Westlaw Canada’s LawSource module is Black’s Law Dictionary, possibly because it is the only “international” piece of content included …

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Searching Older Issues of the Canada Gazette

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) recently updated its historical Canada Gazette database to improve the search experience. This database contains the issues of the Canada Gazette published between 1841 (when …

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What Is a Supplement?

You will notice that some citations for acts contain the abbreviation “Supp.” (short for “supplement”). An example of this would be “Competition Tribunal Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 19 …

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Finding Canadian Court Records and Docket Information

The availability of Canadian court information varies greatly from province to province, as do the ways in which researchers can access it.

Sarah Richmond of Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang …

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Finding Ontario Court Information Online

Ontario now allows legal professionals to search for Superior Court of Justice court cases online. To search, you will need to set up a ONe-key account. (There is …

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How to Set Up Alerts on Lexbox

Lexbox is a free* online service that allows you to set up CanLII alerts that are automatically emailed to you.

To set up an alert on CanLII using Lexbox:

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How Do You Note Up a Specific Paragraph of a Case?

This was adapted from a post on the CALL listserv; many thanks to Sarah Sutherland of CanLII and Ken Fox of the Law Society of Saskatchewan for the information.

There …

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There Are Some Hard to Find Foreign Cases on CanLII

One of CANLII’s lesser known resources is its Foreign reported decisions database which “includes some decisions issued by foreign courts and tribunals and that are of special interest for Canadian …

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A New Resource for Translations of Canadian Case Law

This was based on a post on the CALL listserv; many thanks to Michèle LeBlanc of the Université de Moncton for the information.

The Centre de traduction et de terminologie

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Use the CanLII Manual to British Columbia Civil Litigation to Find Annotated Rules of Court

Last Thursday, CanLII unveiled its newest endeavour: the CanLII Manual to British Columbia Civil Litigation. The resource consists of nine “pathfinders” dealing with specific areas of the law, a …

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