Case law

CanLII provides access to case law from all provinces and territories in Canada, as well as the federal realm.

The Courts of Nova Scotia post newly-released decisions on the Courts’ website and provide daily notification of new decisions via Twitter. The Courts’ Decisions Database provides nearly comprehensive coverage of decisions from 2003 and selective coverage from 1992.

Maritime Law Book (MLB) provides limited free access to Nova Scotia Reports (2d) and National Reporter System cases. Warning: MLB delivers five sample hits, no cases from the last two and a half years. MLB has a new owner - Under the new ownership of 9766758 Canada Inc., and continuing to operate proudly as “Maritime Law Book”, MLB is set to once again lead a new revolution in case law access and legal research.“  Eric Appleby and Colin Lachance have issued a joint announcement (PDF).

Law News Online provides access to decisions from the Courts of Nova Scotia, primarily from the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (January 1990 – April 2012). This database is no longer being updated.  Please see the coverage note for full details.

For copies of older cases or assistance with judicial consideration/noting-up, contact Library & Information Services at 902 425 2665 or 1 866 219 1202.