Legal publications

Region: Ontario Answer # 928


The Ontario legal community provides a plethora of legal publications, including newspapers, magazines, journals and directories. These publications are now largely provided online. The following are some of the most well-known publications:


Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Launched in 1977, Canadian Lawyer Magazine is a Thomson Reuters publication reporting on the “Canadian legal landscape”. It focusses on both the practice and the profession, and is widely read by lawyers, judges, law professors, and students-at-law. It is published in print and digitally eleven times a year. At canadianlawyermag.com exclusive online columnists, videos, and regular updates provide wide and differing viewpoints on and from the legal profession across the country.


Law Times: Launched in 1980, the Law Times newspaper is a Thomson Reuters business. It is published 40 times a year in print and digital editions. It provides the latest news, analysis, and other developments in “Ontario’s legal scene”. Law Times provides Ontario lawyers with pertinent information on case law and professional development.


Ontario Reports: The only publication specifically devoted to case law, Ontario Reports provides lawyers with weekly information to keep current in their careers.


The Lawyers Daily: The Lawyer’s Daily provides Canadian legal news, analysis and current awareness, along with critical breaking daily news and legal industry news for lawyers and legal professionals.


LexisNexis CanadaLexisNexis Canada provides Canadian legal and corporate researchers with information services and solutions.

LexisNexis Canada Inc. was formed when LexisNexis Group, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, acquired Quicklaw Inc. in July 2002. The companies were ‘joined in a business unit’ with LexisNexis Butterworths Canada Ltd. The two companies in the business unit were amalgamated at the beginning of 2003, bringing together the print and CD-ROM publications of Butterworths Canada with the online services of Quicklaw and LexisNexis. This amalgamation resulted in the creation of Canada’s leading legal information provider, LexisNexis Canada.

LexisNexis Canada has offices worldwide and in three Canadian provinces: Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. The company is part of LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which in turn is a member of RELX Group. LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a global leader in providing comprehensive and authoritative legal, news, and business information and technology solutions, and does business in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

The Canadian Bar Association Publications: The CBA produces many publications, both in print and digital format, that provide useful and informative information to the legal community. This includes: the Canadian Bar Review, Canadian International Lawyer, National Magazine, and a collection of newsletters that are distributed to CBA members.

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