The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, Fourth Edition

Nancy McCormack; John Papadopoulos; Cathrine Cotter

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Along with detailed research strategies, this essential guide explains core skills, and provides the necessary background required to research specific areas of the law

Founding authors (1st and 2nd editions): Jacqueline Castel and Omeela Latchman Now in this fourth and completely revised edition, this essential guidebook to legal research introduces users to the various legal research materials available to lawyers, law students, law clerks and legal academics. It teaches readers efficient legal research skills, and acts as a reference source by providing some of the essential background required to research specific areas of the law. Along with detailed research strategies, a comprehensive checklist is included. This edition provides in-depth information on such key secondary sources as Canadian legal encyclopedias and the Canadian Abridgment, in addition to books and periodicals. Case law along with statutes and the Constitution are also discussed in detail. Electronic tools are covered throughout the book. Expanded chapters on American and U.K. Legal research as well as new information on Quebec, Australia and New Zealand provide additional information to the researcher. A chapter on writing guidelines and a selective bibliography round out and complete this key research tool.


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Legal Research, Legal Writing


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