Young Canadian lawyers will have trouble understanding a time when only a few judicial decisions were published and access to decisions was difficult.
In 1965 Maritime Law Book was founded in response to a need, namely, access to judicial decisions.
In 1965 the Maritime Provinces Reports (a Carswell publication) published one volume per year and the volume contained 40 to 50 cases from the four Atlantic provinces. The Dominion Law Reports (a Canada Law Book publication) was very selective and contained very few cases from the Atlantic provinces.
A New Brunswick lawyer might find less than five New Brunswick cases . . . [more]