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Quicklaw has a comprehensive case law collection, and the ability to note up cases and legislation. There are also current awareness services and expert legal commentary.
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For legal research. Access B.C. statutes, regulations, and current legislation, as well as key federal legislation.
BC Laws (BC Queen's Printer)
Current legislation--including private, special, and local acts--with some point-in-time. Orders in council going back to 1872; Gazette II. Gazette I for 2003-2015.
Supreme Court of Canada Judgments
Supreme Court of Canada Decisions, 1876 to present.
BC Supreme Court Rules and Forms
Includes Civil, Family, and Criminal Rules.
BC Court of Appeal Rules, Procedures, and Forms
Links to acts, rules, forms, and practice directives for the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA).
Guide to Canadian Legal Research
Legal Citation & Style
Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation
Call Number: KF 245 C36 2014 - Downtown
Legal citation guide also known as "McGill Guide." I've put explanations/examples of citing decisions and statutes on the Legal Citation Basics page of this guide (click the tab near the top of this page).
Pocket Dictionary of Canadian Law 5/e by
New book; not processed. To access, click "Request it" button.
"...over 16,000 Canadian legal definitions. This new edition includes 2,959 new and revised legal terms that have entered the legal lexicon through case law, academic texts and statutes, as well as expanded coverage of aboriginal, administrative, commercial, environmental, family, insurance, intellectual property, medico-legal and securities law." -from the publisher
The Profession: US
These books are published in the US, but have some general tips that could be applicable in either jurisdiction. Just be careful not to follow their forms, precedents, or court system information!
Forms of Address & Communication Tips
Forms of Address (BC Courthouse Library)
Titles for addressing judges, court registrars, sheriffs, etc, in both spoken and written communication. Scroll down on that page for additional links and suggested books if you need more information.
Legal communication, research, & writing
For help with legal information seeking for your VCC assignments, please feel free to contact me, Kristina, Legal Liaison Librarian.
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