Lucky 21: Must -Know Legal Websites for the New Year

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome back! As we move forward with 2021, we find ourselves reflecting on our past year, on all of the questions answered and all those resources that helped us get through it. While there are many legal tools we use when tackling research , there are a few that we consistently rely on — not only for their usefulness, but also for their accessibility.

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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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