By Sarah Sutherland; reblogged with permission from the CanLII Blog
There is a lot of caselaw out there and we want to make sure you have access to the most useful information first. This is why we have strategically built our caselaw databases starting with content from reporters that have been the most frequently cited by Canadian courts.
The project began with the Supreme Court Reports (SCR), followed by the Dominion Law Reports(DLR), and then the Canadian Criminal Cases (CCC). The Western Weekly Reports (WWR) was next on the list as the most cited reporter and we are pleased to announce that we have added more than 8,000 cases from this series.
You can find the WWRs in order of most frequently cited using this search query.
Similarly to the previous caselaw projects, we published the documents using our innovative PDF format, powered by Lexum technology. This allows for the documents to be uploaded at a low cost with digital features such as linked citations and full text searching.
By adding more relevant caselaw to the CanLII database, we hope to help legal researchers find what they need faster and easier than before.