Noting Up Cases – Part 2/3 (Tip of the Week)

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By Alan Kilpatrick

Noting up is a basic legal research skill.  It will allow you to locate other decisions that have or have not followed or considered a particular case.  This will enable you to determine whether a case is still good law or whether it has been overruled or criticized.

Last week, we learned how to note up a case with the Saskatchewan Cases Search.  This week, we will learn how to note up a case with CanLII.  Before we begin, it is important to realize that CanLII features an automated noteup feature that does not provide any information about how a particular case has been treated.  The Law Society of Saskatchewan Library suggests that the Saskatchewan Cases Search is the best resource to note up Saskatchewan case law.

Let’s use CanLII to note up R v Lewko, 2002 SKCA 121.  A link to CanLII is on the library homepage.

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We can type the case name in the noteup search box.

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We can see that 168 cases from across Canada have considered R v Lewko, 2002 SKCA 121.

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We can restrict our search by jurisdiction on the left side of the screen.  For example, 32 Saskatchewan cases have considered R v Lewko, 2002 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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