I have updated the Reference Tools page of my legal research and writing website with a new section on Law Reform Commission Reports, a topic that – in retrospect – was likely insufficiently treated in my book.
I believe it may currently be the most complete, online collection of links and other resources for researching law reform commission reports. Included, of course, are links to the BC Law Institute Law Reform Database as well as links to individual law reform commission reports websites.
For the older, online Ontario Law Reform Commission Reports, I linked to the listings from the Open Library (sorted from most recent – currently 1976 – to oldest – currently 1965), which act as an “interface” linking to the digital versions on the Internet Archive.
I was also not previously familiar with an excellent online article by Gavin Murphy, “Law Reform Agencies” (Department of Justice, 2004) (PDF, 126 pages), linked to on this section of my site.
I welcome comments or suggestions for improvements.
On an unrelated note, I added two “missing” movies to my list of 123 law-related movies:
- Evelyn (2004): Pierce Brosnan, as an unemployed, single-parent father in 1953 Ireland battling for custody of his children taken in by a Church-run orphanage
- Michael Clayton (2007): An obvious oversight on my part, with a stellar cast of George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson playing lawyers caught up in an environmental class action lawsuit.