This tipsheet give an outline of how to tell if the legal information you are looking at is jurisdictionally correct, up-to-date, and provided by a reliable source,
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For sources of legislation, see Legislative materials; for sources of case law see Courts and court judgments.
An Alberta guide on where to find legislation, how to cite statutes, links to the Alberta Gazetter, the Interpretation Act, and more...
A searchable database of Alberta judgments can be found on CanLii. For official versions of judgments, copies of the original court files may be obtained through the Alberta Courts. For more information, see the appropriate level of court:
This resource is provided by Alberta Law Libraries. Provides information on finding provincial, federal, and internation cases.
From the Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada, this web page provides annotated links to case law as well as case-related services and information available mainly on the websites of Alberta courts and administrative tribunals.
The goal of this document is to help self-represented litigants (SRLs) navigate CanLll in order to prepare for the presentation of their cases - in court, in chambers, or as part of a negotiation or mediation
Acts are passed by members of the legislative assembly (MLAs). They are introduced as bills, and debated in the Legislature before being put to a vote. If the assembly passes a bill, it receives royal assent from the Lieutenant Governor, at which point it becomes law.For further information on this process, see the Citizen's Guide to the Alberta Legislature. For information on Alberta's published statutes and regulations, see A User's Guide to Legislation.
The goal of Reading and Understanding Case Reports is to equip self represented litigants with the necessary understanding to read a reported court decision – a “case report” – when conducting legal research and preparing to present your own case to a court.