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Library Staff are pleased to offer regular legal research training sessions for East Region Lawyers, Paralegals, Students and Assistants.


Upcoming Training Schedule

Please click here to view and register for our upcoming sessions.


Custom Training

We also offer off-site training with a librarian, free of charge, that can be customized to your firm's legal research needs. If you are interested in discussing opportunities, please contact the library to arrange a session.


Program Descriptions

Westlaw Tools

Skip the keyword search. Learn how to use the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Canadian Abridgment, and KeyCite features to very quickly narrow and find the most relevant case law, legislation, and commentary that you need. Westlaw basics will also be reviewed.

Quicklaw Tools

Let them narrow the search results for you. Learn how to use Quicklaw’s Canada Digest, Canada Quantums, and Quickcite features to search within the most relevant case law, legislation, and commentary, instead of starting from scratch. Quicklaw basics will also be reviewed.

CanLII Tools

Free is best! Your legal research doesn't have to be time-consuming and expensive. Learn to effectively use one of Canada's best free resources - Conduct case law searches, browse recent court and tribunal decisions, find and note up bilingual point-in-time legislation, setup alerts for new cases, and much more!

Researching Legislation: Online

Save time and demystify the process of researching federal and provincial legislation by using free online resources! Learn how to access current and source Acts and Regulations, trace their history, note up any cases that have considered them, and investigate the legislative intent. Tools found on the Justice Canada, e-Laws Ontario, CanLII, LEGISinfo, and Internet Archive sites will all be covered.

Finding the Perfect Precedent

Why reinvent the wheel? This session will demonstrate quick and easy ways of finding ready-to-use forms and precedents for your everyday practice. Search strategies will be covered for online and offline resources available at the CCLA Library including O’Brien’s, recent CPD materials, and subject-specific resources.

The Best of the Web: Useful (and Free!) Tools for Your Profession

Navigate the web with ease by learning what new tools can do for you in both your practice and everyday life – and all for free! This session will introduce - in a whirlwind - over 30 useful websites and tools you may have never knew existed.

International Legal Materials

Learn the best places to find international case law and legislation, and how the CCLA library can help you manage this type of research cost effectively.