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Legal Research Guidance From Law Libraries in Canada
Researching Canadian Law
By Ted Tjaden
"Ted Tjaden is a lawyer and law librarian and works as the National Litigation Precedents Lawyer at Gowlings in Toronto. He is called to the Bar in British Columbia and Ontario and is the author of Legal Research and Writing, 3d ed (Irwin Law, 2010) and The Law of Independent Legal Advice, 2d ed (Carswell, 2013). Ted also provides a free website called Legal Research and Writing. He holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto: his MISt (1997) and his LLM (2005) where he completed a thesis Access to Law-Related Information in Canada in the Digital Age in November, 2005, available online. He has also authored an article for the American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum magazine entitled "Canadian Top 40: What You Need to Know About Canada's Legal System" (PDF)."
Reference Sources at the Gabrecht Law Library
More Legal Research Guidance
Guide to Law Online. Canada
Guidance from the Library of Congress.
Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide
How this guide can help you
This guide can help you develop an effective Step-by-Step Legal Research Process, learn when and how to use particular resources, and better understand statutory research and electronic searching. Links to free online resources and lists of leading publications can help you conduct your research. Material on writing and analysis can help to improve your legal writing and reasoning.
Further information on Candaian Leal Research