InForum new decisions lists have ceased – try these alternatives now

When seeing the InForum newsletter email in your inbox on Tuesday mornings, did you take a few minutes to scan the lists of new Supreme Court of Canada and Nova Scotia court decisions, clicking through to skim the full text of decisions pertinent to your practice?

If yes – and you haven’t yet taken steps to establish an alternate system to keep informed of new court decisions – here are some ways to get started right now.

You can continue to use the InForum email as a prompt to review recent decisions.

CanLII’s RSS feeds for SCC and NS Court decisions

CanLII provides RSS feeds for all Canadian courts, boards and tribunals (in English or French).

For example, click on the orange RSS icon to view the list of SCC decisions recently uploaded to CanLII:

Click on “Nova Scotia” to jump to the list of RSS feeds for our jurisdiction:

For example, click on the orange RSS icon to view the list of NSSC decisions (including Family Division) recently uploaded to CanLII. Click on the case name to view full text:

Try Twitter

Even if you haven’t signed up for a Twitter account, you can still view Twitter feeds.

The Courts of Nova Scotia provide Twitter feeds on the Court decisions webpage for decisions newly released from the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Provincial Court and Small Claims Court.

For example, find the box above on the right side of the Courts’ web page, and click on the Twitter button next to “Decisions of the Supreme Court”. You’ll see a list of recently tweeted decisions, most recent first:

Lexum, the legal information software company that operates CanLII, tweets Supreme Court of Canada decisions on the Lexum Twitter account:

Interested in what’s been tweeted lately about recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions? Try searching Twitter with these hashtag phrases:

See Keeping current for more information on using RSS, Twitter and email for current awareness, and watch for more tips in upcoming InForum issues.