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Westlaw Canada now in all Ontario Courthouse Libraries

Enjoy free access to Westlaw’s CriminalSource, Estates & TrustsSource and FamilySource

The Legal Information and Resource Network (LiRN) and Westlaw Canada are providing you with free access to Westlaw Canada’s CriminalSource, Estates&TrustsSource and FamilySource in all Ontario Courthouse Libraries. Now when you visit your local Ontario Courthouse library, you can access the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of legal information, powered by the most advanced search engine.


Access the largest collection of Canadian Criminal Cases and link directly to any section of the Criminal Code of Canada. 

  • The complete collection of the Canadian Criminal Cases back to 1898 and ongoing (Editor-in-Chief: Marie Henein)
  • Canadian Criminal Cases classification, headnotes, and summaries written by leading experts
  • All summaries from the Weekly Criminal Bulletin since 1977 and ongoing (Founding Editor-in-Chief: Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., 1976-2014)
  • The complete collection of Criminal Reports back to 1946, and ongoing (Editor-in-Chief: Don Stuart)
  • Motor Vehicle Reports (1977-present)
  • Immigration Law Reporter (1987-present)


Full access to Child Support Guidelines and Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines 

  • Family Law cases and decisions including full text cases dealing with family law
  • Family Law Statutes, Regulations, and Rules: All current federal, provincial, and territorial statutes, regulations, and rules essential to family law.
  • Sample agreements, checklists, and quantums
  • Texts and Annotations by leading experts such as James C. MacDonald, Ann Wilton, Hugh G Stark, James G McLeod & more
  • Current awareness resources, including Franks & Zalev: This Week in Family Law newsletter


Quick and easy access to all the resources you need for estate planning, estate administration, and litigation.

  • Histrop Estate Planning Precedents
  • Case Law, Probate Rules
  • Fillable Forms
  • Texts and annotations by leading experts including Schnurr’s Estate Litigation, Widdifield on Executors and Trustees, Waters’ Law of Trusts in Canada