Legal Resources for Family Heritage SearchesBora Laskin Law Library - The Library's collection, which numbers over 253,000 volumes, supports the curriculum and research interests of the Faculty. It includes primary legal materials from the major common law countries such as Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom as well as from other selected jurisdictions. The Library subscribes to over 700 scholarly legal periodicals from around the world and collects legal and law-related texts and treatises, loose-leaf publications and microform sets. The Library subscribes to the leading law CD-ROMs and to on-line systems such as Quicklaw, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw Canada. These offer an increasingly rich array of information in full text as does the Internet.
Canadian Law List - Provides a comprehensive directory of Canadian law firms, lawyers, judges and government departments.
Canadian Legal Resources on the Web - Provides some basic resources for legal advice and assistance in Canada.
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association - Legal Links - As their site claims: "As an association of lawyers acting for plaintiffs, our organization has 1,200 members who are dedicated to our work across the province and country. OTLA is comprised of lawyers, law clerks, articling students and law students from Ontario. We also have out-of-province members who are lawyers from Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, along with the United States. Together we work in our local communities to ensure equal accessibility to justice, full and fair protection of the rights of those who have suffered injury and the safety of all."
Wilfred Laurier University Library - Canada: Federal Debates, Legislation and Legal Resources- Search for details on Canadian legal debates, journals, bills, statues, regulations, Canada Gazette entries, court and tribunal decisions, treaties and conventions, Orders-in-Coucnil and other legal information dealing with Canada.
York University Law Library - As their site claims: "With more than 500,000 volumes, the Law Library of Osgoode Hall Law School has the largest collection of any law library in the British Commonwealth. It includes the largest collection of historical (pre-1900) Canadian legal texts and primary sources anywhere and a significant collection of early English and American law books. These outstanding print collections, of international calibre, are supplemented by a growing range of online and digital resources, including LexisNexis, Quicklaw and Westlaw Canada, to which all members of the Osgoode community have access. There are many country and topic-specific tools which provide researchers with in-depth access to the laws of Australia, India, the Caribbean, international commercial arbitration and United Nations treaties and documents."
Law Journals - A selection of links to major on-line Legal Journals:
Consilio - A monthly online law magazine
Law Forum - Legal Journals- A collection of online professional legal journals, primarly American
Legal Journals on the Web - A small collection of online professional legal journals from around the world as part of the National University of Singapore, C. J. Koh Law Library collections.
Osgoode Hall Law Journal - It focuses on publishing articles that present new theoretical generalizations; report empirical findings; or address the impact of legal developments on issues of social, political, or economic importance from a wide array of disciplinary and ideological perspectives. In addition to notable Canadian scholarship, the Journal publishes submissions from authors around the world who offer international or comparative perspectives.
University Law Review Project (Stanford) - Provides for full text searches of diverse law journals which are available online.
Intestate Succession Acts (Canada)
Provides links to online versions (full or abstracted) of the provincial and territorial acts documenting the legal requirements for cases of estate succession, particulary in matters of intestacy.
Alberta - Intestate Succession Act, 2010
British Columbia – Wills, Estates, Succession Act, 2009
Manitoba - Intestate Succession Act, 2004
New Brunswick - Devolution of Estates Act, 2006
Newfoundland - Distribution of Estates on Intestates, 1990
Nova Scotia - Intestate Succession Act, 1989
Nunavut - Intestate Succession Act, 1988
Ontario - Succession Law Reform Act, 1990
Prince Edward Island – Probate Act, 2008
Quebec – Civil Code of Québec, 1991
Saskatchewan - Intestate Succession Act, 1996
Yukon - Estate Administration Act, 2002