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Current awareness

LawSource

LawSource subscribers are entitled, at no extra cost, to receive digests of recent cases in various areas of law. Subscribers can link from the digest to the full text of the case. LawSource also provides free access to recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions.

LawSource enables users to subscribe to alerts that will notify them at selected intervals of new content that meets the criteria of the user’s saved searches, including KeyCite note-ups.

Quicklaw

Quicklaw provides an extensive current awareness service in various practice areas through its family of NetLetters. A NetLetter is a summary of recent cases in a specific area of the law. Quicklaw also posts recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions in its Supreme Court of Canada Service, and makes digests of significant recent decisions available without charge through the LAWNET Legal Update Service.

Quicklaw enables users to subscribe to alerts that will notify them at selected intervals of new content that meets the criteria of the user’s saved searches.

CanLII

CanLII has introduced RSS feeds for search queries, allowing users to be notified whenever a new document is added to CanLII that meets the search criteria. CanLII users can also subscribe to RSS feeds containing all the cases from a particular superior court or tribunal, all the legislation from a particular jurisdiction, or changes to a particular statute or regulation.

CanLII Connects is a new tool for keeping up with recent legal developments. Registered contributors can post case summaries and case comments to CanLII Connects. These posts are linked to the cases on CanLII.

Other sources

Some Queen’s Printers and Quickscribe have introduced RSS feeds for notification of new legislation and amendments.

The BC Superior Courts website has an RSS feed for announcements and judgments. The website also permits easy access to judgments released during the current week. Summaries of recent Court of Appeal judgments are available on the website.

The CLE Society of British Columbia publishes case digests for British Columbia cases weekly in electronic format, available by subscription. Each digest links to the full text of the case from the court website. The Practice Points page on the CLE site contains free course papers on a variety of topics.

There is a vast range of current awareness services available through law firm websites, news services, government sites, blogs, and aggregation sites. The best way to follow this content is by subscribing to RSS feeds.