Finding SCJ Cases Online: The Court Case Search Portal

The Ontario government has made the case information for Superior Court of Justice cases available and searchable online. Through their new database The Court Case Search Portal, both civil and criminal cases can be searched by:

The Ontario government has made the case information for Superior Court of Justice cases available and searchable online. Through their new database The Court Case Search Portal, both civil and criminal cases can be searched by: Continue reading “Finding SCJ Cases Online: The Court Case Search Portal”

Has It Been Appealed?

A trial court opinion can be useful but you will want to see if it has been appealed. Here are some tips for checking on motions for leave to appeal in Ontario.

When you’ve found the perfect case that’s exactly on point, what’s your next step? Besides running out and buying a lottery ticket, you should note up the decision to see if it has been appealed. You can do this using Lexis Advance Quicklaw, WestlawNext Canada and CanLII. There may be a later decision that upholds or reverses your decision, awards costs or in some instances orders a new trial.

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Je ne parle pas français: Tips for finding English versions of French language case law

Few things are more frustrating than finding your “golden case”—the case that will answer all your questions, solve all your problems and surely render opposing counsel speechless—only to realize you cannot understand a word of it because it’s been reported in French (and, well, you don’t speak French). While the search for English translations of case law reported in French is not entirely hopeless, it can be a challenge.

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