A comprehensive list of links to various legal resources.


Media contacts and legal experts
Supreme Court of Canada's media portal
http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/mediaportal/index_e.asp

Justice Canada's NewsRoom
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/news/index.html

Canadian Law List: An online directory of 55,000 lawyers, law professors and other legal experts
http://www.canadianlawlist.com/

Ad IDEM: Advocates in Defence of Expression in the Media. A national association of media law practitioners, with contact information for members and commentary on media law cases and issues
http://www.adidem.org/Main_Page

Resources

A Compendium of Law and Judges: A retired British Columbia judge has compiled this comprehensive introduction to the justice system and criminal and civil law
http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/legal_compendium/

Duhaime Law: Information on criminal law, divorce, civil litigation, legal history and other areas of the law
http://www.duhaime.org/

Legal Dictionary: Plain-language definitions of legal terms
http://www.duhaime.org/Dictionary/

Legislation

Charter of Rights & Freedoms
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Const/Const_index.html

Criminal Code of Canada
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/

Youth Criminal Justice Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/Y-1.5/index.html

Canadian Legal Information Institute: A searchable database of the laws and regulations of the federal goverment and each province and territory
http://www.canlii.org/

Court rulings

Canadian Legal Information Institute: Full-text versions of court and tribunal rulings at the federal level and for each province and territory, searchable by keyword
http://www.canlii.org/

Supreme Court of Canada decisions

http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/en/nav.do

Court websites
Courts in most jurisdictions maintain websites with contact information and links to electronic versions of their rulings:

Supreme Court of Canada
http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca

Federal Court of Canada
http://www.fct-cf.gc.ca

Alberta
http://www.albertacourts.ab.ca

British Columbia
http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca

Manitoba
http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador
Supreme Court Appeal Division
http://www.gov.nf.ca/just/LAWCOURT/appeal.htm
Supreme Court Trial Division
http://www.gov.nf.ca/just/LAWCOURT/trial.htm

New Brunswick
Court of Appeal
http://www.gnb.ca/cour/03COA1/index-e.asp
Court of Queen’s Bench
http://www.gnb.ca/cour/04CQB/index-e.asp

Northwest Territories
http://www.nwtcourts.ca

Nova Scotia
http://www.courts.ns.ca

Nunavut
http://www.nucj.ca/index.htm

Ontario
http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca

Prince Edward Island
http://www.gov.pe.ca/courts/supreme/

Quebec
Court of Appeal
http://www.tribunaux.qc.ca/mjq_en/c-appel/index-ca.html
Superior Court
http://www.tribunaux.qc.ca/mjq_en/c-superieure/index-cs.html

The Yukon
Court of Appeal
http://www.justice.gov.yk.ca/prog/cs/crt/appeal.html
Supreme Court
http://www.justice.gov.yk.ca/prog/cs/supr/supremecrt.html

— Compiled by Tim Roberts, a Halifax-based lawyer and a recent graduate of the University of King's College journalism program. Updated October 2006