LexisNexis® Quicklaw® Criminal Essentials

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With LexisNexis Quicklaw Criminal Essentials, you have access to criminal-focused secondary materials, market-leading primary content, and much more — all in one place.

  • Canada’s most extensive collection of full-text court and tribunal decisions dating back to the 1800s
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  • Reliable and comprehensive legislative collections for all pertinent Canadian jurisdictions
  • Exclusive current awareness sources for the latest criminal law news and developments
  • Invaluable forms and precedents necessary for everyday practice, including sample documents and detailed facts containing case law and arguments in several areas of criminal law


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  • Canadian Legal Words & Phrases, now including Commonwealth and Latin terms, to broaden your research scope.

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Your subscription to LexisNexis Quicklaw Criminal Essentials includes:

Exclusive Case Digests

  • Canada Criminal Digest
  • Canadian Case Summaries (CCS)

Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada

  • Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada – Criminal Offences and Defences (Gold)
  • Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada – Criminal Procedure (Gold)
  • Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada – Compensation of Crime Victims (Nemet-Brown)
  • Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada – Firearms, Weapons and Explosives (Brunet)
  • Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada – Penitentiaries, Jails and Prisoners (O’Connor)

Essential Quantum Digests

Canada Sentencing Quantums

Exclusive Secondary Content

  • LexisNexis® Supreme Court of Canada NetLetter
  • Impaired Driving NetLetter™ by the Hon.Justice Joseph F. Kenkel
  • Alan Gold’s Criminal Law NetLetter™
  • Alan Gold’s Money Laundering Update
  • LexisNexis® Criminal Procedure NetLetter™
  • LexisNexis® Criminal Offences NetLetter™
  • LexisNexis® Sentencing NetLetter™
  • LexisNexis® Criminal Charter Issues NetLetter™
  • LexisNexis® Impaired Driving NetLetter™
  • LexisNexis® Youth Criminal Justice NetLetter™
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  • Bulletin LexisNexis® Procédure pénale
  • Bulletin LexisNexis® Conduite avec facultés affaiblies
  • Bulletin LexisNexis® Détermination de la peine

Texts and Treatises

  • Annotated Youth Criminal Justice Act (Weinper, Diren­feld, Greene, Pearson, Richardson and Tuck-Jackson)
  • Canadian Extradition Law Practice (Botting)
  • Sopinka, Lederman & Bryant – The Law of Evidence in Canada with supplement (Bryant, Lederman and Fuerst)
  • Impaired Driving in Canada (Kenkel)
  • Sentencing (Ruby, Davies, Doucette,Loosemore, Orkin and Wawzonek)
  • The Law of Search and Seizure in Canada (Fontana and Keeshan)
  • The Practitioner’s Criminal Code (Gold)

Forms & Precedents

 The Practitioner’s Criminal Precedents (Gold)

Search Tools

  • Canadian Legal Words & Phrases
  • QuickCITE® Case Citator
  • QuickCITE® Legislation Citator

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