Noting Up Cases – Part 1/3 (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Over the next several weeks, we will highlight three different ways to note up a case.  Noting up is an essential legal research skill.  It will allow you to locate other decisions that have followed, not followed, or considered a particular case.  Noting up will enable you to determine whether a case is still good law or whether it has been overruled or criticized.

Three excellent resources can be used to note up a case.  They are the Saskatchewan Cases Search, CanLII, and the Canada Cases Citations.  This week, we will use the Saskatchewan Cases Search.  The Saskatchewan Cases Search is a searchable legal database created by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in 1999.  It is meticulously maintained by library staff and is the best resource to note up Saskatchewan case law.

Let’s use the Saskatchewan Cases Search to note up R v. Lewko, 2002 SKCA 121.  A link to the database can be conveniently found on the library homepage.

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We can type the case name or case citation in the Cases Considered box.

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Based on the search, we can see that 32 cases have considered R v Lewko, SKCA 121.

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If you have any questions, ask a Law Society Librarian. We are pleased to provide legal research assistance to Saskatchewan members in person, on the telephone, or by email.

AskLibnEmail reference@lawsociety.sk.ca
Call 306-569-8020 in Regina
Toll-free 1-877-989-4999
Fax 306-569-0155

 

Sources:

Bora Laskin Law Library – Step 3: Noting Up – Case

Law Society of Saskatchewan Library – Noting Up Cases

 

 

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