This edition of Legal Research Manual builds on many previous editions. While the manual is designed principally for use with the first year legal research classes, upper year law students will also find it a useful reference.
This is based on The Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research, an online legal research guide written and published by Catherine Best, which she started in 1998. Catherine Best retired In 2015, and she generously donated the site to CanLII to use as our legal research site going forward. The text has been updated and expanded for this publication by a national editorial board of legal researchers.
Also in print: KE250 .M33 2019 LAW (Reserve).
This text provides a thorough background of the foundations of the Canadian legal system so that readers fully understand the laws and issues that may impact their work. Using this fundamental knowledge, readers will build key skills related to analyzing issues and facts, researching legal statutes and cases from various levels of court, creating and maintaining research plans, developing legal arguments, and transitioning their legal writing skills from classroom to courtroom.