Organize and monitor your online legal research

Legal research can get messy fast. The process of finding and understanding the relevant law is rarely linear. It can also take time, cover many sources, both print and electronic, and produce a large volume of results, from commentary to cases. Having a research plan, documenting your process and keeping your results organized are key. Lexbox is a free Google Chrome extension which presents one option for organizing and monitoring your online legal research. Continue reading “Organize and monitor your online legal research”

Spring Training

Now that spring has arrived and the warm weather is soon to follow, here is a selection of instructional videos to help you brush up and build winning legal research skills.

HeinOnline – HeinOnline’s YouTube Channel

Law Society of Saskatchewan Library – Tutorials

  • CanLII Series. Five quick refreshers on searching CanLII from keyword searching to finding legislation.

 Law Library of Congress – In Custodia Legis

Lexis Advance Quicklaw – Training on the Go videos

 WestlawNext Canada – Self-Paced Learning

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 “Some counsel on searching case law by counsel”