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2015-05-22
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The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, Fourth Edition
By: Nancy McCormack, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S., J.D., LL.M., John Papadopoulos, B.Sc., J.D., M.I.St., Catherine Cotter, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.L.I.S.
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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.
About the Author
Nancy McCormack, B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S., J.D., LL.M., is an Associate Professor of Law and Librarian at Queen's University. She teaches legal research and writing to upper year and graduate law students, and has published widely on legal research and librarianship. She is the co-author of The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research (2010), Updating Statute and Regulations for all Canadian Jurisdictions (2012), Introduction to the Law and Legal System of Canada (2013), Managing Burnout in the Workplace: A Guide for Information Professionals (2013), and the recipient of the 2014 Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship.
John Papadopoulos, B.Sc., J.D., M.I.St., is the Chief Law Librarian at the Bora Laskin Law Library, University of Toronto Faculty of Law.He teaches legal research as part of the Faculty's Legal Research and Writing program and is also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, John worked at a number of Toronto law firms as a reference librarian.
Catherine Cotter, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.L.I.S., of the Manitoba Bar, is the Reference/Instruction Librarian at the Gerard V. La Forest Law Library at the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, and teaches legal research to all first-year law students. She was previously Reference Librarian at the Paul Martin Law Library at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.