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Faculty and Librarians

Superior Online Content and High-Quality Training and Support

LexisNexis is pleased to carry on a long and proud tradition of providing law school students with free information and support throughout their studies. Canadian law school students, as well as professors and librarians at their schools, have received free Quicklaw™ access for more than 17 years. Qualified law schools, including students, academic staff, and law librarians, continue to receive free access to superior online legal content coupled with free, high-quality training and support, and there is no cost to the institution.

Quicklaw is the most trusted research service in Canada — a position we have held for over 35 years. Unparalleled content and powerful features and functionality give students and staff efficient access to the information they need, including:

  • Halsbury's® Laws of Canada — The entire online collection of Halsbury's Laws of Canada
  • Primary Law
    • Case Law (Court and Tribunal Decisions) — Judgments from all levels of all Canadian courts, all board and tribunal decisions, Canada Tariff Board Reports, the Canadian Insurance Law Reporter, the Canadian Native Law Reporter, Dominion Tax Cases, Exchequer Court Reports, Federal Courts Reports, Ontario Reports, Supreme Court Reports and over 300,000 cases that have never been reported in print
    • Legislation — Current consolidated and annual provincial, territorial and federal statutes (including entire-act versions and section versions), regulations, rules of court, historical legislation, repealed statutes and regulations, Point-in-Time versions of legislation, Ontario Securities Commission regulatory materials, international treaties and NAFTA
  • Citators — The QuickCITE™ Case Citator and the QuickCITE™ Statute Citator, as well as U.S. and U.K. case citators
  • Digest ServicesThe Canada Digest, which contains over 897,000 case summaries organized under a browsable taxonomy, as well as Canadian Case Summaries (CCS)
  • Journals — Domestic and international legal journals
  • NetLetters™ — Proprietary and licensed LexisNexis® NetLetters
  • Forms & Precedents — The Solicitor Forms & Precedents collection covering an array of practice areas
  • News and Business — Canadian and international news
  • International Materials — Primary law (case law and legislation) from Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Other — The Wrongful Dismissal Notice Searcher, Canadian Legal Words & Phrases, the LAW/NET™ Legal Update Service, the Canadian Law Symposia Index, the Index to Canadian Legal Literature and all Canada Quantums

LexisNexis provides students and staff with free training in English or French, as well as free user materials. Training is offered in law schools, at LexisNexis offices across Canada, and via web-based training sessions. If no training is scheduled at your school, please contact your school’s LexisNexis representative, or contact Customer Support, to arrange for a trained LexisNexis instructor to conduct sessions at your school.

All law school users receive free password, research, and technical assistance by phone or email, in English or French, seven days per week.

Online Registration Procedure

New Users Only: If you are a faculty member or librarian at a school that receives free Quicklaw access, you may obtain a Quicklaw ID and password by completing the online registration procedure. If you already have an ID and password from last year or this year, please do not register again.

For students, free access begins September 1 in their first year of study, and continues for the remainder of their program (with the exception of the summer when access is limited). To make user ID and password administration easier for your school, we provide an online registration and contracting process for the distribution of free Quicklaw IDs and passwords, which permit access from any location.

Casebooks and Web Sites — Use of LexisNexis Content

As a Quicklaw faculty user, you may wish to reproduce online content to include in a casebook or presentation. To do so, you must first obtain permission from LexisNexis Canada.