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Provides access to the most comprehensive collection available of case law, legislation, exclusive current awareness services, expert commentary and more. Includes Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, legal textbooks, legal forms and precedents, quantums, and practice products in various areas of law.

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Unlimited access. Authentication by IP address. Remote access through institution authentication. The New Quicklaw interface is browser-based; no user-side client or download is required.

Training can be provided in person and online

Cost: 5360.87

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More Canadian lawyers use Quicklaw than any other service because they know we leave nothing out. This is the most comprehensive collection of sources you’ll ever find including:

  • The most extensive collection of full-text court and tribunal decisions and case law summaries
  • A rich collection of expert commentary and legal analysis
  • Reliable and comprehensive legislative collections for every province and territory



However, many outside the legal community may not be aware that the service contains a great deal of information with applications to a range of other academic disciplines.

  • Business: legislation, case law, and tribunal decisions on such business topics as labour and industrial relations, taxation, securities, human resources and employment law
  • Sociology, Psychology, Criminology: Canada Criminal Law Statutes and case law, decisions of provincial human rights tribunals, etc.
  • Political Science, Policy Studies: case law, commentary, and legislation on a broad cross-section of policy areas, including the Charter of Rights and Supreme Court of Canada decisions, plus the QUICKCITE “noting up” service which allows the student or faculty member to see how a decision was subsequently “considered”
  • First Nations Studies: material on First Nations legal issues such as land claims; specific sources include All Aboriginal Law Commentary, Canadian Native Law Reporter, Aboriginal Law Netletter



Quicklaw also includes the following resources which may be of interest to academic libraries:

  • the Index to Canadian Legal Literature, an index and bibliography of English and French Canadian legal literature including articles, monographs, government publications, audio-visual materials, case comments and annotations
  • access to over 30 fulltext Canadian legal journals including the Canadian Journal of Family Law, Health Law Journal, Journal of Law & Equality, and the law review journals of most law schools in Canada including McGill, Osgoode, Ottawa, Queens, Toronto, and UBC
  • Canadian Legal Words & Phrases, a legal dictionary which provides over 5,500 legal words and phrases defined or judicially considered in Canadian courts and tribunals
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