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Best Resources to Keep Up On the Law?

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I was just wondering what resources everyone uses to try and keep up on changes to the law - new statutes making their way through the legislature, new cases, etc. 

I feel like there's so much to keep up on, and that there must be resources out there so that you have sort of a one-stop place to go to catch up on what's new. I already subscribe to Supreme Advocacy to keep up on the SCC's comings and goings but how do people keep up with new laws that are being debated or coming into force, and caselaw in their relevant fields?

 

For reference, I practice primarily criminal law, but am totally open to more general suggestions too so that others can see the resources that exist.

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Supreme Advocacy has a weekly newsletter that lets you know about the latest stuff coming out of the SCC. Great resource.

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On 6/27/2019 at 5:21 PM, darkangel45422 said:

What do you have your alerts set to out of curiosity?

I practice in front of administrative tribunals and labour arbitrators, primarily. I'm also in Ontario. So I have alerts to relevant topic areas that I deal with set for the Divisional Court to capture any appeals or judicial reviews.

I also follow some of the big appellate litigation that will have labour or administrative implications (like the forthcoming standard of review change).

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For criminal defence counsel, the listserve of your local defence lawyer association (eg CDLA in Calgary, CTLA in Edmonton, CLA in Ontario). 

And read new cases on CanLII.  And go to seminars and conferences. 

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