Best’s legal bookmarks

Aboriginal law

Aboriginal Law and Legislation Online
Aboriginal Practice Points (CLE Society of BC)
First Nations Gazette
Legal Services Society of BC Aboriginal Services
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples


Australasian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII)
Comlaw (legislation)
Foolkit: The free legal toolkit
Guide to Online Research Sources for the Australian Federal System
LexisNexis Butterworths
Researching Australian Law


Canadian Law Blogs List

British Columbia

Administrative Justice Office
British Columbia Reports (1867-1948)
British Columbia Securities Commission
British Columbia Law Institute Home Page
British Columbia Superior Courts Home Page
Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
Courthouse Libraries BC
Dispute Resolution Office
Law Society of British Columbia
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Property Assessment Appeal Board
Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1996
Supreme Court Civil Rules and Smart Forms


Courts, Judges and Tribunals

Alberta Courts
British Columbia Superior Courts Home Page
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Canadian Judicial Council
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
Competition Tribunal Home Page
Copyright Board of Canada
Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada
Employment Insurance Jurisprudence Library
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Ontario Courts
Prince Edward Island Supreme Court Decisions
The Federal Court of Canada
Supreme Court of Canada Decisions
Supreme Court of Canada Library


Library and Archives Canada – Browse by Topic
Canadian Parliamentary Publications: A Research Guide (Univ. of Toronto)
Custom search for Canadian Government Information (Carleton University)
Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal
Weekly Checklist: Federal Government Databases (4th ed.)

Law Faculties

University of Saskatchewan listing of Canadian Law Schools


CanLII (all jurisdictions)
Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada
Justice Canada – Statutes and Regulations
Orders in Council Database
Orders in Council (1867-1916)
Parliamentary Internet

Other Resources

Alberta Law Reform Institute
Canadian Bar Association Home Page/Page d’origine de l’ABC
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice – Clearinghouse
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice – Inventory of Reforms
CIPO Canadian Patent Database
Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia
Law Reform Database
Law Society of Upper Canada
Legal Tree
LSUC, The Great Library
Maritime Law Page
National Library of Canada
Ontario Law Reform Commission Reports (1964-1996)
Raw Law
Uniform Law Conference of Canada


Canada 411
Canada Post – Postal Code Lookup
The Canadian Law List
Directory of Law Teachers (US – AALS)
Findlaw West Legal Directory Lawyer Locator

European Union

Europa: Treaties and Law
European Court of Human Rights Home Page
European Court of Justice
ECJ Blog
European Environment Agency
European Union Law: An Integrated Guide to Electronic and Print Research

General legal resources

Cornell Legal Research Encyclopedia
DRAGNET: Search of Free Legal Databases
FindLaw for Legal Professionals
Legal Information Institute – Cornell University
WashLaw WEB — Washburn University School of Law

Law journals

Database of Law Journals Available Electronically
Directory of Open Access Journals
FindLaw: Academic Law Reviews and Journals
Legal Scholarship Network
SCC Library Journal Titles A-Z
Scott Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature (via CAIJ)
The Legal Workshop
Washburn full text index for law journals

Legal publishers

Butterworths (Canada)
Canada Law Book
Captus Press
Carswell Product Catalogue
CCH Canadian Limited
CLE Society of BC Publications
Irwin Law
Lancaster House
LexisNexis Canada
LexisNexis UK
LexisNexis US
Maritime Law Book
Practising Law Institute
Sweet & Maxwell
Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions

Legal research and writing

American Guides

Cornell Legal Research Encyclopedia
Free & Low Cost Legal Research Guide (Georgetown)
Free and Low Cost Resources for Legal Research (Pace)
Harvard Law School Research Guides
Law Library Research Guides & Resource Links (Boston College)
Online Legal Research: Beyond LexisNexis & Westlaw (UCLA)

Canadian Guides

Courthouse Libraries BC in-library Digital Research Tools
Doing Legal Research in Canada
Bora Laskin Law Library Finding …
Legal Research Guides (University of Calgary)
Legal Research Materials (Queen’s University)
Principles of Legal Research Learning Modules (uOttawa)
Supreme Advocacy (Eugene Meehan QC)


Advanced Legal Research Courses: A Survey
JURIST: The Law Professors’ Network
Law Lessons: Teachers and Students (for Grades 5-12 in British Columbia)

International and European Guides

European Union Law: an Integrated Guide
Harvard Law School Research Guides
Peters and Cane, Researching Foreign Law

Internet Research

Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide
Evaluation Criteria for Internet Research
Google: Search Education
Intute: virtual training suite
The Law Library Resource Xchange
Virtual Chase Legal Research Guides


Association of Legal Writing Directors
Canadian Association of Law Libraries
Law Reform Commissions
Legal Writing Institute
Supreme Court Advocacy Institute

Writing and Citation

Acronym Finder
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Gender-free Legal Writing
Glossary of Maritime Law Terms
Grammar and Style Notes
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing


American Association for Justice (Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
CJC National Model Practice Direction for the use of Technology in Civil Litigation
CJC National Generic Protocol for the use of Technology in Civil Litigation
Comparative Civil Procedure: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Sources
Defense Research Institute
Findlaw – Product Liability
Findlaw eDiscovery Guide
LLRX Court Rules, Forms and Dockets (US)
Ontario Bar Association E-Discovery Guidelines and Resources
Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

Medical resources

Anatomy-Histology Tutorials
The Merck Manual
Researching Medical Literature on the Internet
U.S. Pharmacopeia

New Zealand

An Introduction to New Zealand Law and Legal Information 2002
New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII)
LINX (subscription-based)
New Zealand Legislation

Treaties, International and Comparative Law

Canada Treaty Information
Comparative Civil Procedure: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Sources
Electronic Information System for International Law
Flare Index to Treaties
Foreign and International Law
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
Global Legal Monitor
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases
Guide to International Trade Law Resources on the Internet
Hague Conference on Private International Law
Hague Justice Portal
Harvard Law School Research Guides
International Court of Justice Homepage
International Law Video Library
International Parliaments
JuriGlobe – World Legal Systems
Law by Source – Law from around the Globe
Legal Research System for International Law in U.S. Courts
Legal Research on International Law Issues Using the Internet
Preferential Trade Agreements Database (heads of state)
SICE – Foreign Trade Information System (transnational commercial law)
UN Data
UN Documentation Centre
UN Legal Publications Global Search
UN Treaty Collection
UN Treaty Reference Guide
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Home Page
United Nations Home Page
U.S. Department of State International Agreements Collection
World Bank Doing Business Law Library
World Court Digest
WorldLII International Law Library
WorldLII International Treaties Collection
WTO/GATT Research

United Kingdom

Acts of Parliament
British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
COPAC – UK university library catalogues
HM Courts and Tribunals Service
English Reports
FreeLegalWeb (legislation, cases linked to Lawcite citator)
A Guide to the UK Legal System
Hansard 1803-2005
House of Lords Decisions (since 1997)
Houses of Parliament – UK
Inner Temple Library – Current Awareness
Law Links
Law Society Legal Research Guides
Scottish Courts
UK Government Information
UK Hansard (1803-2005)
UK Law Commission
UK Statutory Instruments
UK Statute Law Database
Westlaw UK

United States


DocLaw WWW (U.S. Federal Government Information Sources)
Federal Agency Directory
Federal Court Locator
Federal Rules Ebooks
FedLaw (U.S. Federal Law)
Government Domain: GovTrack and OpenCongress go beyond THOMAS
Government Information Resources (Federal Administrative Agencies)
GovTrack US
Law Library of Congress
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)
Supreme Court Decisions – Legal Information Institute
The Law Review of The Federal Courts (US)
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
United States Code – Cornell
United States Code – Office of the Law Revision Counsel
US Supreme Court Official Site


Government Domain: State Government Fundamentals
StateLaw: State & Local Government – Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Information
Thomas: State Legislature Websites State Government links

Other Resources

AALLNET : The American Association of Law Libraries Online Information Service
FindLaw for Legal Professionals
Government Information Online (GIO): Ask a Librarian
Uniform Law Commission