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**Please be advised that the resources listed on this website are not everything you will need. You may well need to consult additional resources, depending on your case. Furthermore, this website is intended as general legal information only.  The information may or may not apply to your case. Your usage of this information does not mean that I am your lawyer. For advice specific to your situation, please consult with a lawyer.**

 

1.Canlii

http://www.canlii.org/en/

     This is your starting point to statutes and case law. You can enter keywords to find cases which are similar to yours. You can also access a judge’s decision if you know the citation (e.g. Karas v. Ontario, 2013 ONSC 6053).  Before using though, read the tips and help sections available on the website to use this tool properly!

2. Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research
This is a wonderful website for guidance to legal research. I particularly like the Step-by-step guide to the research process.  While the emphasis is on British Columbia, there are still a lot of sections which are very helpful for legal research in general.  Note however, that the author of the site cannot provide research support and advice  to self-represented litigants.
3. Law Society of Upper Canada Practice Area Resources
http://www.lsuc.on.ca/For-Lawyers/Manage-Your-Practice/Practice-Area/Lawyer-Practice-Area-Resources/
This website provides a wide range of “How to” guides  for lawyers and litigants alike.