serve as a law practitioner’s starting point, or homepage, for a particular practice area. The Practice Portals gather key external resources of all kinds (established legal texts, current web resources, and carefully selected news and social media updates), and augments them with library produced content.
Specifically, the CLPP offers practitioners the daily hearing lists (by location), the ability to learn about sentencing ranges for an offence (via rangefindr, introduced and examined on Slaw this summer), a kit enabling you to earn CPD credit, and a number of curated resources as well.
As with the other parts of the main site, this is beautifully laid out, making it a pleasure to use.
The other portals available on the site are Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Practice Management & Technology, and Wills & Estates. Having resurrected the label of “portal”, the Courthouse Libraries should now stand as a model for what can be done on the web for practitioners with some effort and good dose of intelligence.