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Some counsel on searching case law by counsel

Have you ever needed to search for cases in which a particular lawyer or paralegal acted for one of the parties?  You can try entering the legal practitioner’s name in the full-text search box of a case law database. But this search strategy will likely generate more misses than hits, especially with common surnames. Here are some tips for achieving more relevant results. Continue reading

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Preparing for Family Court – Reliable Web Resources for Self-Represented Litigants

According to Justice Bonkalo’s Family Legal Services Review Report (December 2016), over 57% of Ontarians did not have legal representation in family court in 2014/15. The Final Report of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (pdf) also estimates that 60% of all litigants appearing in family courts in North America are representing themselves.   Continue reading