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LawSource is your one-stop online source for key legal information. It gives you access to regularly updated case law, board and tribunal decisions, and statutes, complete with the exclusive KeyCite citation service. It also provides access to the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, and Finding Tools like the Canadian Abridgment Digests, Words & Phrases, and the Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL).

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CriminalSource is a comprehensive collection of criminal cases and expert commentary designed to meet the specific needs of criminal law practitioners. Key features include a quick search of Criminal Code annotations by section, Carswell’s Criminal Law Digests, a selection of essential texts and annotations, and a collection of newsletters for current awareness. Depending on the content package selected, available titles within CriminalSource include Canadian Criminal Code Offences by Henry Waldock and John Gibson; Criminal Law Evidence: Practice and Procedure by Henry Waldock and John Gibson; Canadian Sentencing Digest by R. Paul Nadin-Davis and Clarey Sproule; Criminal Pleadings and Practice in Canada by The Honourable E.G. Ewaschuk; Sentencing: The Practitioner’s Guide by Gary Clewley, Rachel Young and Lindsay Kromm; Canadian Criminal Procedure by The Honourable Roger E. Salhany; Martin’s Annual Criminal Code by Edward Greenspan, Marie Henein and The Honourable Marc Rosenberg; and Tremeear’s Annotations by The Honourable David Watt and Justice Michelle Fuerst.


Confidently address employment law matters with commentary and case law on topics from wrongful dismissal to occupational health and safety. EmploymentSource features the Wrongful Dismissal Quantum Service, as well as a collection of newsletters for current awareness and essential texts such as Canadian Employment Law by Stacey Ball, The Law of Dismissal in Canada by Howard Levitt, and others.


Efficiently handle your estates and trusts files, whether your practice involves estate planning, estate administration, or estate litigation. Take advantage of quick access to key workflow solutions including checklists, precedents, and fillable forms from Estate Planning Precedents: A Solicitor’s Manual, by Lindsay Ann Histrop; stay current with the Estates and Trusts Law Newsletter; and find the answers you need in highly regarded texts such as Waters’ Law of Trusts in Canada, Widdifield on Executors and Trustees, and Estate Litigation by Brian Schnurr.


Quickly find the case law, legislation, guidelines, and commentary you need for your family law practice. FamilySource features the newsletter This Week in Family Law, by Aaron Franks and Michael Zalev, plus a collection of texts and annotations by family law experts, including Child Support Guidelines Law and Practice by James C. MacDonald and Ann C. Wilton; Matrimonial Property Law in Canada by James G. McLeod and Alfred A. Mamo; and many more.


In addition to cases and legislation dealing with bankruptcy, insolvency, and personal property security law, InsolvencySource provides all the additional insolvency, debtor-creditor, PPSA, and related corporate and commercial resources you need for your insolvency practice. This includes the weekly Houlden & Morawetz Newsletter, court documents from the Insolvency Institute of Canada; and leading texts like Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law of Canada, 4th Edition, by The Honourable Mr. Justice Lloyd W. Houlden, Mr. Justice Geoffrey B. Morawetz, and Professor Janis P. Sarra, LL.B.


IPSource is an excellent starting point for your research in core areas like Canadian copyright law, trademark law, and intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and industrial design. It features 10 leading commentary titles, including Fox on Canadian Law of Trade-marks and Unfair Competition, A. Kelly Gill and Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies, Ronald E. Dimock; full-text articles from five newsletters and journals; and a number of annotated agreements from Technology Contracting: Law, Precedents and Commentary by P. Bradley Limpert.


The go-to service for all your labour research needs, including arbitration and labour board decisions, legislation, and our collective bargaining-specific content. Depending on the content package selected, key features include essential texts and annotations, a searchable database of collective agreement summaries, and a searchable L.A.C. and C.L.A.S collection with a unique Leading Cases filter. Available titles include Canadian Labour Arbitration (Brown & Beatty), Canadian Labour Law by George Adams, and Collective Bargaining and Agreement by David Corry.


Litigator provides all the resources and tools you need to be prepared for every step in the litigation process. A Litigator subscription includes an Expert Witness Directory; Mediator and Arbitrators Directory; and Canadian Lawyer Directory, rule annotations, and practice commentary from Thomson Reuters expert authors, and tables of concordance to Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial Rules of Civil Procedure. Exclusive add-ons to Litigator include eight topical quantum services that allow you to determine what similar cases have been awarded and determine what a claim is worth — all available by individual subscription — and more than 200,000 superbly organized Court Documents of pleadings, motions, and facta from significant matters across topical areas.


SecuritiesSource gives you access to the resources that you need to keep up to date with securities legislation and case law across Canada. It includes all your securities-related resources, including Provincial and Territorial Securities Acts & Regulations; concordances of legislation, fillable statutory forms, and legislative citators; commission materials including rules, policies, notices, and more for each jurisdiction; and securities-related case law dating back to 1855. It also includes a Securities Newsletter published periodically that reports on recent court decisions and other developments in Canadian securities and corporate law, and the Ontario Securities Commission Bulletin.

Add-on subscriptions

The Advocates' Quarterly

Covers widely diverse aspects of civil litigation, including issues addressed by non-legal experts and issues that arise in proceedings before administration boards and tribunals.

BestCase Library

BestCase Library contains Canada Law Book (CLB) report series, Canadian Criminal Cases, Dominion Law Reports, Labour Arbitration Cases, and a collection of unreported decisions dating back to 1977. It also includes CLB’s case summary services, such as All-Canada Weekly Summaries and Weekly Criminal Bulletin, and a note-up citator feature.

Business Law Centre

A comprehensive, trusted business law research solution that includes the world’s most comprehensive collection of SEDAR and EDGAR filings, deal documents, and more.

Canadian Business Law Journal

Commentary on current legislative and case law developments and in-depth analysis of significant issues in the Canadian corporate, commercial, and international arenas. Full coverage begins from 1976 (vol. 1).

Civil Litigation Module

Civil Litigation Checklists and expert commentary on witnesses, evidence, and advocacy.

Causes of Action, Defences and Remedies

A collection of articles, or “toolkits,” each focused on a specific cause of action based on tort or contract.

Drafting Assistant

Streamline the drafting process with comprehensive tools and information. Drafting Assistant Litigation is included in all Westlaw subscriptions.

Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal

Covers new trends in estates and trusts with special coverage of pensions issues.


In the ever-expanding global marketplace, you need an authoritative information source to help you grasp complex laws from around the world. Get easy access to a customized collection of international content.

Kim Spencer McPhee Class Action Monitor

The Kim Spencer McPhee Class Action Monitor by Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers is a newsletter service that provides timely analysis and commentary on class actions across Canada, complete with links to class action legislation, cases, archived issues, and other related materials.

Legal Memoranda

An exclusive collection of legal memoranda and points of law covering 55 practice areas provides content written and reviewed by legal research experts, Thomson Reuters authors, or experts in the applicable practice area.

Legislative Watch

Track individual bills or bills relating to specific statutes for deeper, more efficient research.

Mack's Jury Charge Review

A unique, national collection of full-text criminal jury charges that have been the subject of review by Courts of Appeal or the Supreme Court of Canada, accompanied by expert reviews of the appellate rulings and impugned charges.

McGill Guide

Written for all law students and legal academics, “the McGill Guide” is the official standard for citation in Canada and is considered authoritative in many other Commonwealth jurisdictions.

O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms

Canada’s most comprehensive collection of legal forms and precedents covering the broadest range of legal topics. 

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Personal Injury Practical Guidance

Provides practical “how-to” guidance enabling plaintiff and defence to easily and efficiently complete work at every stage from commencement to trial.

Practical Law Canada

A wide range of up-to-date resources that goes beyond and complements primary case law and research by providing legal know-how.

Proof of Facts

Allows litigators to quickly and efficiently focus their research to expedite trial preparation. The articles cover topics mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial law, personal injury, and torts, and a small number in family law, estates law, and criminal law.

Solicitor’s Core

Designed for the Ontario practitioner, Solicitor's Core offers a comprehensive collection of fillable forms, checklists, and precedents in the following practice-specific areas: corporate and commercial, estates and trusts, family, real estate, and intellectual property.

Topical Texts and Annotations

Authoritative texts and annotations, written by leading experts, are bundled into topical collections to align with how lawyers practice today.

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