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Blogs

Citation Guides & Abbreviations

Courts, Boards and Tribunals

Dictionaries

Directories / People-Finders

Encyclopedias

Historical Sites

Journals Online (Free)

Judicial Organizations

Law Schools

Law Societies

Libraries

Portals – Comprehensive Legal Sites

Publishers

Research Guides

Search Engines

Associations & Professional Organizations

Alberta Law Reform Institute
American Bar Association
American Judicature Society
Association des juristes d'expression francaise d'Alberta
Association of Canadian Court Administrators
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Courts
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Centre for Constitutional Studies - U of A
CLEBC - Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia
CPLED - Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education

Fédération des associations de juristes d'expression francaise de common law
Hague Conference on Private International Law
Indigenous Bar Association
International Association of Drug Treatment Courts
International Bar Association
International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada
Legal Archives Society of Alberta
LESA - Legal Education Society of Alberta

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Blogs

Blawg Directory - ABA Journal / U.S. & International
Canadian Law Blogs List
The Court - debate and data on the SCC
Slaw.ca - cooperative Canadian weblog on legal research, info, technology, etc.
Michael Geist's Blog - essential reading for those of us interested in copyright, digital media and other related issues in Canada.
3 Geeks and a Law Blog - blog run by Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown
CultureLibre.ca - Olivier Charbonneau is one of the leading Francophone law bloggers in Canada
Above and Beyond KM - Mary Abraham writes about law, knowledge management, and human observation.
Real Lawyers have Blogs – U.S.
VoxPopuLII - Cornell University

Citation Guides & Abbreviations

AALL Universal Citation Guide (US)
Abbreviations - Selected Law Reports -  Canadian; links also to American and British - Osgoode Hall
Canadian Citation Committee
CanLII Citation
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
How to Cite Canadian Court Cases - Legaltree.ca
ICLL Periodicals List - Westlaw Canada
Introduction to Basic (American) Legal Citation
Legal Citation - McGill's Guide in brief (Queen's University)
LegalCitation.net - Abbreviation Archives - U.S. Publications, Courts and Terms
Legal Citation Guides and Abbreviation Lists - Harvard Law School
Preparation, Citation and Distribution of Canadian Decisions
- Canadian Citation Committee

Courts Boards and Tribunals

Federal

Supreme Court of Canada
Federal Court of Canada
Federal Court of Appeal
Tax Court of Canada
Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Canadian Industrial Relations Tribunal
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Competition Tribunal

Provincial

Alberta

Alberta Courts
Alberta Energy and Utilities Board
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
Alberta Human Rights Commission
Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner
Alberta Labour Relations Board
Alberta Metis Settlement Appeals Tribunal
Alberta Natural Resource Conservation Board
Appeals Commission for Alberta Worker’s Compensation
Environmental Appeal Board of Alberta

British Columbia

The Courts of British Columbia

Manitoba

Manitoba Courts

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Courts

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Law Courts of Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Courts

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Courts

Nunavut

Nunavut Courts

Ontario

Ontario Courts
Ontario Environment and Land Tribunals
Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Courts

Quebec

Quebec Courts
Quebec Human Rights Tribunal

Saskatchewan

Courts of Saskatchewan

Yukon

Yukon Courts

Dictionaries

Bilingual Lexicon of Legislative Terms - Ontario Legislative Counsel
Duhaime's Law Dictionary
Juridictionnaire - French legal expressions (TERMIUM Plus)
Law Dictionaries - French and English (Language Portal of Canada)
Law.com Dictionary
'Lectric Law Library
Legal Glossary - Latin terms
Nolo's Legal Dictionary
Wex - collaborative dictionary and encyclopedia (Cornell Law School)

Directories / People-Finders

A-Link - Alberta Law-related Information Network (organizations)
Canadian Law List
Canadian Lawyers
Law Society of Alberta Directory
HG.org Worldwide Legal Directories
Martindale-Hubbell
Names of Judges (Canada)
Process Servers Canada

Encyclopedias

Jurispedia - international academic law encyclopedia
Law on Wikipedia
Zimmerman's Research Guide - An Online Encyclopedia for Legal Researchers (U.S.)

Historical Sites

Avalon Project - Yale University
Early Canadiana Online
Canadian Constitutional Documents: a Legal History
Dying Speeches & Bloody Murders: Crime Broadsheets collected by the Harvard Law School Library
Legal Archives Society of Alberta
The Proceedings of The Old Bailey, 1674 - 1913

For historical legislation, see also Legislation Table

Journals Online (free)

Full text
SEE ALSO: Indexes & Portals to Law Journals
Canadian Parliamentary Review
Court Technology Bulletin
Law Now
The Green Bag - An entertaining journal of law
The Lawyer (UK)
LLRX.com - Law & technology resources for legal professionals

 

Table of Contents

SEE ALSO: Indexes & Portals to Law Journals
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Current Law Journal Content - tables of contents to over 1400 law journals, many with links to full-text - Washington and Lee Law School
European Integration Current Contents - NYU School of Law
The Lawyers Weekly - table of contents, with selected articles in full-text  (Full-text available through QL)
Table of Contents Service - Tarlton University Law Library

Indexes and Portals to Law Journals

Alphabetical Listing of Electronic Law Journals - Bora Laskin Law Library –
Electronic Legal and Law Related Journals
– Osgoode Law Library
HG.Org - formerly Hieros Gamos
Journal Titles (A-Z) – Supreme Court of Canada Library service which helps locate journal sources, and in some cases links directly to journals
Jurist - American Law Reviews
Jurist - Canadian Law Journals
Jurist - International & Comparative Law
Social Science Research Network - includes the Legal Scholarship Network
University Law Review Project - Coalition of Online Law Journals - List of journal by topic or keyword search
World Criminal Justice Library Network - Periodicals - Rutgers

Judicial Organizations

American Judges Association
Canadian Association of Provincial Court Judges
Canadian Judicial Council
Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association
Center for Judicial Independence - U.S.
Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs
International Association of Judges
International Association of Women Judges
Judges Counselling Program - confidential assistance for judges and their families
Judicial Compensation & Benefits Commission
Judicial Educators' Network - JEDNET
Magistrature Francophone
National Judicial Institute
World Jurist Association

Law Schools

Akitsiraq Law School Society - Nunavut; administered by the University of Ottawa
University of Alberta Faculty of Law
University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
University of Calgary Faculty of Law
Carleton University Department of Law
Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
Université Laval Faculté de droit
Laurentian University Department of Law and Justice
Université Laurentienne, Departément de Droit et Justice
University of Manitoba, Robson Hall Faculty of Law
McGill Faculty of Law
Université de Moncton, Faculté de droit
Université de Montréal Faculté de droit
University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law
Université d’Ottawa, Faculté de droit – Section de droit civil
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law – Common Law Section
Université du Québec à Montréal – Départment des sciences juridiques
Queen’s University Faculty of Law
University of Saskatchewan College of Law
Université de Sherbrooke Faculté de droit
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
University of Victoria Faculty of Law
University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
University of Windsor Faculty of Law
York University, Osgoode Hall Law School

Law Societies

Federation of Law Societies of Canada
Law Society of Alberta
Law Society of Upper Canada

Libraries (Law)

Canada

Employment Insurance Jurisprudence Library – Government of Canada
Supreme Court of Canada Library

Alberta

Alberta Legislature Library
Environmental Law Centre Library
Justice Canada Law Library - Edmonton - part of NEOS library consortium catalogue
University of Alberta – John A. Weir Memorial Law Library
University of Calgary - Bennett Jones Law Library

British Columbia

Courthouse Libraries BC
University of British Columbia Law Library
University of Victoria - Diana M. Priestly Law Library

Manitoba

University of Manitoba – E.K. Williams Law Library

New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick – Gerard V. La Forest Law Library

Northwest Territories

NWT Court Library System

Nunavut

Nunavut Court of Justice Law Library
Nunavut Legislative Library and Information Services

Ontario

Law Society of Upper Canada - Great Library
University of Toronto - Bora Laskin Law Library
University of Western Ontario
York University - Osgoode Hall Law Library

Québec
CAIJ – Centre D’Accès à l’Information Juridique – library network serving the Quebec Barreau & Judiciary
McGill University
- Nahum Gelber Law Library
Université Laval

Saskatchewan
Law Society of Saskatchewan Library
University of Saskatchewan

Yukon
Yukon Public Law Library

Other Libraries
Cornell Law Library
Law Library of Congress
World Criminal Justice Library Electronic Network

Portals – Comprehensive Legal Sites

Topical

Bora Laskin Law Library (U of T) - Legal Information on the Web (by area of law)
Canadian Institue of Resources Law
- Useful links
David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
- advocacy, research and education - hosted by the University of Toronto
E-Discovery Canada
- Canadian E-Discovery Portal
Lancaster House
- labour, employment and human rights materials, some free, some by subscription
Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre
- Edmonton
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
- National Drug Court Institute
Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security
- (formerly Organized Crime and Corruption) - York University
Restorative Justice Database
- University of Toronto Criminology Information Service and Library
Restorative Justice Online
Uniform Law Conference of Canada
University of Alberta - John A. Weir Memorial Law Library - Legal Resources on the Internet by Subject (scroll down)
University of Calgary - Bennett Jones Law Library
WorldLII - Legal Subjects

Canada

LawCentral Canada - Access to Justice Network
LawCentral Alberta - Access to Justice Network

Asked and Answered - Courthouse Libraries BC
CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute

Department of Justice Canada - Useful links
JURIST Canada - hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Legaltree.ca - Canada's Collabrative Legal Resource

Les principaux signets Internet du juriste québécois - Quebec law

University of Alberta Faculty of Law - Centres and Institutes

International

Adminet World - based in France
AsianLII - Asian Legal Information Institute
ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law
- American Society for International Law
CommonLII - Commonwealth Legal Information Institute
Droit francophone
- Legal materials from Francophone countries around the world
EISIL - Electronic Information System for International Law
Europa: Gateway to European Union
GLIN
- Global Legal Information Network
GlobaLex
- Hauser Global Law School, NYU
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases
- New York University
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
- University of London
International Justice Tribune
- independent website providing information and documentation
International Labour Organization
- United Nations
JuriGlobe
- World Legal Systems - University of Ottawa
Nations of the World
- Law Library of Congress
World Law
- Jurist
WorldLII - World Legal Information Institute


For countries not listed below, try CANLII - Other Countries

Australia

AustLII - Australasian Legal Information Institute
Law & Justice Foundation of New South Wales

Hong Kong

HKLII - Hong Kong Legal Information Institute

Pacific Islands

PacLII - Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute

South Africa

SAFLII - Southern African Legal Information Institute

United Kingdom

BAILII - British and Irish Legal Information Institute
Jurist U.K. - Legal News and Research
Intute
- Social Sciences - Law

United States

American Law Sources On-Line - (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
FindLaw
HG.org - formerly Hieros Gamos
Law.com
LawGuru
LexisONE
LII - Legal Information Institute, Cornell University
USA.gov

Publishers

Legal Books/Publishers
AcqWeb - Law
Alberta Queen's Printer
Butterworths
Canada Law Book
Carswell
CCH Canada
Emond Montgomery
Éditions Yvon Blais
Irwin Law
Lexis-Nexis
LegalPubs.ca - The Latest Canadian Legal Publications
Maritime Law Book
Quicklaw

Research Guides

Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research - Catherine Best
Deep Web Research 2011

Doing Legal Research in Canada - Ted Tjaden
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases - NYU
Guide to Law Online - Law Library of Congress
Virtual Chase - Legal Research on the internet
Research Guides - Harvard Law School Library

Search Engines

Legal

AustLII - Australasian Legal Information Institute
BAILII - British and Irish Legal Information Institute
Canadalegal.com
CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute
CataLaw
CommonLII - Commonwealth Legal Information Institute
Cornell Legal Research Engine
Droit Francophone
FindLaw
Public Legal - Internet Legal Resource Group
LawCrawler
LII - Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School
WorldLII

Specialized Search Engines

Listserv Searching
Google Scholar
Way Back Machine - Internet Archive

 

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