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TLA Library

Address: 361 University Avenue, 3rd floor
Telephone: 416-327-5700
Fax: 416-947-9148
Email: library@tlaonline.ca

For direct access to the library, TLA members can use their membership card to enter the building at the Rotunda entrance (south side of 361 University Ave.). Simply use the buzzer and a Court Officer will buzz you in. You will need to present your TLA card to the camera inside to have the second set of doors opened. The lift will take you to the 2nd floor Lawyers' Lounge & Robing Rooms, or the 3rd floor Court House Library.

If you do not have a TLA membership card, use the following directions:

  • Enter at 361 University Ave. Building is north of Queen St., south of Armoury St., on the east side. You will pass through airport-like security.
  • Follow the hall to the escalators on your left. Take the escalator to the 3rd floor.
  • Go left and keep going left. You will pass through 3 sets of doors. The last set has a sign on it saying "Library”.
  • Turn right - the library is at the end of this hallway, past the elevator.

The Court House Library provides a full range of research services to members of the Ontario Bar, the Judiciary, articling students, and the public. Professional, experienced staff are available to assist you with your research and use of the library facilities, whether you are using print or electronic resources.
Services provided include:
  • Locating in-depth commentary on a specific legal topic
  • Case law & legislation: copies, note ups, detailed histories
  • Database instruction
All research is provided free of charge to members of the TLA (not including fees for printing and fax services). Research for non-members is subject to a charge of $60 per hour, with a $60 deposit required to start the work.
Only members are eligible to borrow books for overnight loans.
The lawyers' facilities and library at 361 University are equipped with secure WiFi to make it easier for TLA members to work while away from the office. Visit library reception to be set up with a WiFi username and password.

The library offers database access via 4 public desktop computers. Resources available on site include:
LexisNexis Advance Quicklaw
Canadian case law, legislation, and commentary
Rangefindr
Criminal sentencing research tool (read this tutorial on how to use Rangefindr, too)
HeinOnline
Full text articles from English language legal periodicals, dictionaries, and legislative material
**Free to all Ontario lawyers but password must be obtained from LSUC Great Library**
O’Brien’s Forms
Legal forms and precedents
Thomson Reuters ProView
Texts, looseleafs, and annotations
WestlawNext Canada (TLA members only)
Canadian case law, legislation, and commentary
*Includes CriminalSource, EmploymentSource, Estates&TrustsSource, and FamilySource packages
Lexis Practice Advisor (TLA members only)
Forms, precedents, and practice notes
*Includes Wills, Estates & Trusts, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Commercial, IP & IT, Insolvency, and Corporate modules
DivorceMate
Spousal support and child support payment calculator

Experienced staff is available on premise to assist with research or provide instruction on use of databases as required. Members may request for research to be done by librarians on their behalf; email us at library@tlaonline.ca to submit your question.
Repositories of legal and business information, search engine filters, and finding tools.

Available in the TLA Library:
LexisNexis Advance Quicklaw
Canadian case law (including extensive tribunal coverage), legislation, and commentary
Rangefindr
Criminal sentencing research tool (read this tutorial on how to use Rangefindr, too)
HeinOnline
Full text articles from English language legal periodicals, dictionaries, and legislative material
**Free to all Ontario lawyers but password must be obtained from LSUC Great Library**
O’Brien’s Forms
Legal forms and precedents
Thomson Reuters ProView
Texts, looseleafs, and annotations
WestlawNext Canada (TLA members only)
Canadian case law, legislation, and commentary
*Includes CriminalSource, EmploymentSource, Estates&TrustsSource, and FamilySource packages
Lexis Practice Advisor (TLA members only)
Forms, precedents, and practice notes
*Includes Wills, Estates & Trusts, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Commercial, IP & IT, Insolvency, and Corporate modules
DivorceMate
Spousal support and child support payment calculator

Publicly available:
Access CLE
Full text LSUC seminars starting from 2004
Canadian Law Blogs Search Engine
Google custom search filter: search law blogs for articles by experts
FeeFieFoeFirmCanada
Google custom search filter: search law firm websites for legal experts, law firm bulletins, press releases, etc.
My Support Calculator
Calculator, instructions and worksheets that will help explain how to calculate child & spousal support amounts
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Industry sector intelligence, financial benchmarks, labour trends and business statistics
SEDAR
Securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds
EDGAR
US Securities and Exchange Commission filings
OECD.org
Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development: global economic and trade data
Yahoo Finance
Stock quotes, portfolio management resources, international market data, mortgage rates, etc.
Reliable starting points for online legal research.

The Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide
Practical research guidance & useful links (check out the Step-by-Step Legal Research Process)
CanLII tutorials
Search strategy basics in a series of short videos
LSUC Great Library
Pathfinders & research tools
GlobaLex
Research and teaching resources on international & foreign law
UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
Online library of international law materials, including treaties, jurisprudence, documents, legal publications, research guides and selected scholarly writings, as well as international law training materials
Law Library of Congress
Research, reports, and links to US Indigenous, State, Federal, & International law sites
Google Scholar For US Legal Research
Blog post detailing how to use Google Scholar to locate American case law and legal information
CLEO
Community Legal Education Ontario: clear, accurate & practical legal information
Representing Yourself
National Self-Represented Litigants Project: news, research & resources
Steps to Justice
Step-by-step information about common legal problems
IsThatLegal.ca
Compendium of legal websites and commentary
Robichaud’s Criminal Law Precedents
Database of precedents for use by legal professionals
practicePRO
Client relations guidelines, practice checklists, & precedents
CCLA Compendium of Damages Awarded in Personal Injury Actions Across Ontario
January 1999-October 2016

Precedents can also be found in the O'Brien's and LexisNexis Practice Advisor databases, as well as many print sources, available for use in the TLA library.
The Canadian Online Legal Dictionary
Collaborative dictionary compiled and edited by Irwin Law
Wex
LII's community-built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia
Language Portal of Canada
Links to writing resources, glossaries and dictionaries
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications
Canadian Law List
Comprehensive directory of law firms, lawyers, judges and government departments in Canada
Advocate Daily
Press releases that feature law professionals as sources
Canadian Lawyer
Commentary and op-ed from the legal community
Law Times
News analysis and commentary, focus sections that look into specific practice areas, and caselaw
The Lawyer's Daily
Canadian legal news, analysis and current awareness for lawyers and legal professionals
Precedent
Professional news, tips, fashion and opinions on legal topics
SLAW
Canadian, co-operative, and about any and all things legal
Lexology
Legal and business news & analysis (email alert subscription service available free to TLA members)
Mondaq
Legal, financial and regulatory information from over 70 countries (can subscribe to tailored email alerts)
Supreme Advocacy
News and opinions published by specialists in Supreme Court of Canada advocacy and agency
Federal
Canadian Courts System
Flow chart of the Canadian justice system
Department of Justice
Justice Canada home page
Supreme Court of Canada
SCC home page
Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada
Real-time database of SCC judgments
SCC Case Dossier
Cases, scheduled hearings, & appeals ready for hearing
Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada
Rules of the SCC, including fees and forms
SCC Notices to the Profession
Courts Administration Service
Federal Court of Appeal
FCA home page
Decisions of the Federal Court of Appeal
Search form
FCA Notices to the Profession
Federal Court of Canada
FCC home page
Decisions of the Federal Court of Canada
Search form
Federal Court Process and Procedures
Includes Acts, Rules, costs, notices to parties & the legal profession, practice guides, & e-filing
Tax Court of Canada
TCC home page
Decisions of the Tax Court of Canada
Search form
Tax Court Process and Procedures
Includes Acts, Rules, fees, notices to the public & the legal profession, & e-filing
Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada
CMAC home page
Ontario
Ontario Courts System
Flow chart of the Ontario justice system
Processes under Rules of Civil Procedure
Flow chart including links to forms & precedents
Daily Court Lists
Lists for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and the Ontario Court of Justice
Justice Ontario
Source for answers about all aspects of Ontario's legal system
Court of Appeal for Ontario
ONCA home page, including practice guidelines, hearings lists, and decisions database
Superior Court of Justice
ONSC home page, including links to Civil, Criminal, and Family Proceedings, and Divisional & Small Claims Courts
ONSC Practice Directions & Policies
Ontario Court of Justice
ONCJ home page
ONCJ Practice Directions, Policies & Local Protocols
Ontario Court Forms
Criminal Rules
Govern procedures in all criminal proceedings at the Ontario Court of Justice
Family Law Rules
Apply to all family law cases in the Family Court
Authorized Court Transcriptions
Court transcripts for Ontario
CanLII
Canadian Legal Information Institute: case law, legislation, and limited commentary
vLex Canada Open
Free access to Canadian case law and a selection of academic and popular commentary
International
British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, etc.
Court of Justice of the European Union
Case law, legal publications, and annual reports
United Nations Human Rights Database
Jurisprudence emanating from the United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider complaints from individuals
WorldLII World Legal Information Institute
Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law

Case law can also be found in the Quicklaw and Westlaw databases, available for use in the TLA library.
Provincial
CanLII
Full text statutes and regulations, updated weekly by CanLII from the e-Laws website
e-Laws
Official copies of Ontario’s statutes and regulations
Ontario Gazette
Ontario’s official publication for legislative decisions, proclamations of new statutes, all regulations, etc.
Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Home Page
Bills & Lawmaking
Bills from current & previous Ontario Parliaments
Debates & Proceedings
Hansard transcripts, orders & notices, and votes & proceedings
Orders in Council
Digital copies of Orders approved after July 1, 2016
Osgoode Ontario Statutes Collection
Digital copies of pre-2000 statutes (annual & revised)
Federal
CanLII
Full text statutes and regulations, updated weekly by CanLII from the Justice Laws Website
Justice Laws Website
Official online source for consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada
LEGISinfo
Access to a wide range of information about each bill before Federal Parliament
Parliamentary Business
Find Debates (Hansard transcripts) and other vital publications from current & previous sessions of Parliament
Projected Order of Business
Daily tentative working agenda
Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers
Showing all the chapters of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, with their amendments, and certain other public Acts and their amendments
Table of Private Acts
All federal private Acts, other than those dealing with divorce, that have been published in the Statutes of Canada since 1867
Canada Gazette, Part I
Notices & Proposed Regulations
Canada Gazette, Part II
Official Regulations
Canada Gazette, Part III
Acts of Parliament
AdvoCAT
Search for books, journals, other print materials, e-books & e-journals, and CLE articles in Ontario Court House library collections. Limit the results to Toronto to see only material available from the TLA library.

InfoLocate
Search for all of the above, plus the full text of LSUC CPD materials from 2004 onward. You can view them all, and download/print any that are older than 18 months.
If you discover a resource in this catalogue that is not a part of the Toronto collection, TLA staff can arrange to borrow it from another library for you.

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