The English Reports are Now Available Free Online

December 10, 2008

The English Reports is another extensive legal resource that is now available on the Web.

From 1220 to 1865, law reports in England were published by individual reporters whose reports bore their names (the nominate reports).  These older reports have been collected and reprinted in the English Reports. As of December 1, 2008 the Commonwealth Legal Information Institute has made this collection of over 100,000 older English cases freely accessible to all via the Internet.


Ontario e-Laws are Now Considered Official Sources of Law

December 9, 2008

Good News for researchers and practitioners.  As of November 30, 2008, Statutes and Regulations from the Ontario e-Laws website are now  considered official sources of law. Rather than being compelled to locate the print version of a statute and all its related amending statutes for presentation in court,  researchers can now locate consolidated up-to-date versions of each statute easily and quickly via the e-Laws website.

Legislation Act, 2006

ONTARIO REGULATION 413/08

OFFICIAL COPY OF LAW FROM e-LAWS WEBSITE

1. For the purposes of clause 41 (1) (b) of the Act, the following are the prescribed forms or formats of a copy of a source law or a consolidated law accessed from the e-Laws website:

1. An on-screen display of a copy viewed on or downloaded from the e-Laws website in HTML format or Microsoft Word format.

2. A print-out of a copy viewed on or downloaded from the e-Laws website in HTML format or Microsoft Word format. O. Reg. 413/08, s. 1.