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Legal Information: Case Law


Case law can be found in both free and subscription online sources. The case law content should be the identical for both free and subscription sources.
However, subscription sources provide descriptive headnotes describing the case law, plus more robust value-added features such as tools for finding case law by topic or noting up a case. They also provide a deeper backfile of case law and other decisions. 

This page provides quick links to case law databases. For more in-depth help, please see these research guides:

How to find legal cases by citation

How to find case law by topic

Case Law - Canada - Free Sources

  • CanLII Canadian case law and legislation

 Case Law - Canada - Subscription Sources

Case Law - International

LII organizations for international case law

For United States case law, please view our guide to US Legal Research