The CanLII Primer: Legal Research Principles & CanLII Navigation

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The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has produced a resource for self-represented litigants to assist them with using CanLII - an online legal database. CanLII - or the 'Canadian Legal Information Institute' - is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and aims to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. CanLII provides online access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes, and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

The Primer explains the structure of the Canadian legal system, and what case law is. It also provides a guide on how to conduct legal research using CanLII. The Primer is available in both English and French.

To access the Primer, click here.

Pour consulter le guide, cliquez ici.

For more about the National Self-Represented Litigants Project, click here.