Approximately 180 pages
1 volume bound
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Researching Quebec Law: Insights for Common Law Practitioners
This practical guide is written for non-French-speaking lawyers, librarians, students and other legal researchers, who require an understanding of the key similarities and differences of the Quebec legal system and its resources.Researching Quebec Law is a practical guide for non-French-speaking lawyers, librarians, students and other legal researchers from common law jurisdictions who require an understanding of the key similarities and differences of the Quebec legal system and its resources. The legal system in Quebec is marked by a unique co-existence of the civil law and common law traditions, making it a "mixed jurisdiction." While the ever-expanding scope of online legal databases has made Quebec case law and legislation accessible to common law researchers and practitioners like never before, very few of Quebec's leading legal treatises are available or have been translated into English.
This book consists of two parts. The first part is an introduction to Quebec law generally, and Quebec civil law specifically. It provides an overview of the sources of law used to research substantive law in Quebec: legislation, jurisprudence and doctrine (commentary). The second part provides bibliographic and analytical overviews of substantive law topics that frequently puzzle common law researchers.
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