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General Sites

American Law Sources Online
Best's Legal Bookmarks
BC Courthouse Library
BC Law Institute
CanLii: search court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions
ClickLaw and ClickLaw Wikibook: legal information, education and help for British Columbians
Doing Legal Research in Canada: a detailed guide, plus links
FindLaw Lawcrawler: a legal search engine (US focus)
Hieros Gamos: international legal research center
Jurist Canada: weblinks, hosted by the University of Toronto
Justice Education Centre
Nidus: Personal Planning Resource Centre and Central Registry: resources related to BC's Representation Agreement Act
People's Law School: legal information in plain language, BC-based
World Law Guide
World Legal Information Institute

Bills

For Canada, see Legislative Documents and Proceedings
United States: includes both Senate and House of Representatives
Washington State
Oregon
California
Australia
United Kingdom

Statutes and Regulations

For Canada, see Legislative Documents and Proceedings
United States Code: or via U.S. House of Representatives
Washington State Revised Code
Oregon Revised Statutes
California Law
Australia: Commonwealth Consolidated Legislation, and Regulations
United Kingdom: contains acts from 1988 to the present only

Courts and Court Decisions

Canada: Federal Court of Canada: decisions back to 1990
Canada: Supreme Court of Canada: search judgments
Alberta: Alberta Courts: Court of Appeal, Court of Queen's Bench, and Provincial Court judgments, 1998 to present
British Columbia: BC Supreme Court: includes judgements by year, and released this week
British Columbia: Court Services Online Project: search court files and file court documents at any registry in the province
British Columbia: British Columbia Reports: full text archive of a legal report series from 1867 to 1948
British Columbia: Justice Data: provincial, regional and local court statistics
Manitoba: CanLII
New Brunswick: CanLII
Newfoundland and Labrador: CanLII
Northwest Territories: NWT Judgement Database: Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Territorial Court decisions since 1993
Nunavut: CanLII
Ontario: Ontario Courts
Prince Edward Island: Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island: search Supreme Court, Trial Division and Supreme Court, Appeal Division decisions since Jan 1997
Quebec: Cour d'appel: Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, and Provincial Court judgments decisions from 2000 and 2001
Saskatchewan: CanLII
Yukon: CanLII

United States: US Supreme Court: decisions
United Kingdom: House of Lords Decisions: 1996 to present
See the British and Irish Legal Information Institute for more judgment databases


Freedom of Information and Privacy

BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
BC Government Information Releases
FOI Contacts for BC Government
Office of the Chief Information Officer for BC
Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for BC
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Privacy Commissioner of Canada


Copyright

BC Intellectual Property Program (licensing body for all BC Government-owned intellectual property. Also provides information on copyright permission requests, licensing and naming privileges policy)
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Copyright Board of Canada (regulatory body)
Government of Canada Crown Copyright and Licensing

Human Rights

 
Amnesty International
Amnesty International, Canada
BC Civil Liberties Association
BC Human Rights Coalition
BC Human Rights Tribunal: includes decisions from 1997 to present
Canadian Human Rights Act
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal: includes decisions back to 1979
Canadian Human Rights Websites: from the University of Ottawa
Human Rights Watch

Lawyers

BC Lawyer Look-up
Canadian Law List: listings for over 53,000 lawyers and 18,000 law offices
Findlaw: directory of US lawyers and law firms
Lawyers-BC.com: includes a directory of lawyers
Martindale.com: directory of lawyers, international

Law Associations

BC Crown Council Association
Canadian Association of Crown Council
Canadian Bar Association
Criminal Lawyers Association
Law Society of BC


Legal Dictionaries

Duhaime's Legal Dictionary: compiled by a Victoria lawyer
Jurist Legal Education Network Legal Dictionary
Law.com Dictionary
Lawinfo.com Legal Dictionary
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary