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Online Legal Research Course
This course is a series of videos that demonstrate how to plan a research strategy and employ specific research skills. In the videos we show you how to use popular legal research tools that are free (CanLII) or that you can use for free at the BC Courthouse Libraries. The research tools highlighted in this course are tools relevant to the legal topic. If you are conducting research on a different legal topic, you may want to refer to other research tools while employing a similar strategy and skills as covered in this course.
Please download the handouts before you begin.
Module 2 – Fact Pattern / Story
Module 3 – Define Your Task
Module 4a – Secondary Sources (Evaluating your resources)
Module 4b – Secondary Sources (Encyclopedias and commentary)
Module 5a – Primary Sources (Finding the Act)
Module 5b – Primary Sources (Does the Act apply?)
Module 5c – Primary Sources (Using the Annotated Act)
Module 6a – Primary Sources (Finding cases on point)
Module 6b – Primary Sources (Noting up cases)
Module 7 – Other Sources and Precedents
Module 8 – Putting it all Together
This course was created by Katrina Leung with the help of Alex McNeur and Megan Vis-Dunbar (all of Courthouse Libraries BC). The videos were produced by PinPoint Productions.