Upcoming Free Quicklaw and Westlaw Training


A reminder that over the next two weeks the library will be hosting free Quicklaw and Westlaw training sessions. The first session, on Westlaw, will be held next Wednesday, August 31st from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. New Articling students are strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming sessions, which are a great overview of how to use specialized tools to find relevant cases quickly and efficiently. The training sessions are also a great opportunity for lawyers, as they now apply towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual CPD, with each hour of training equaling one hour of CPD. And they are free! The sessions will take place on the following dates:

Westlaw Tools, Wednesday, August 31st, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Skip the keyword search. Learn how to use the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Canadian Abridgment, and KeyCite features to very quickly narrow and find the most relevant case law, legislation, and commentary that you need. Westlaw basics will also be reviewed.

Quicklaw Tools, Wednesday, September 7th, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Let them narrow the search results for you. Learn how to use Quicklaw’s Canada Digest, Canada Quantums, and Quickcite features to search within the most relevant case law, legislation, and commentary, instead of starting from scratch. Quicklaw basics will also be reviewed.

As always, the sessions are held in the CCLA Library, located in Room 2004 on the main floor of the Ottawa Courthouse, at 161 Elgin Street. If you’d like to attend or have any questions, please send a quick email to the Jennifer Walker at jwalker@ccla-abcc.ca. Walk-ins are also always welcome. We hope to see you there!

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