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Research & Writing
Finding Cases on CanLII by Name of Counsel
Susannah Tredwell (and John Sadler)
The following is based on a post made by John Sadler of Western University on the CALL listserv. CanLII does not offer a custom field that permits searching by counsel. However, there is a technique for finding cases in which a particular lawyer appeared for one of the parties. It relies on the fact that most cases follow a uniform syntax when identifying counsel. …
There I was at the office, churning away, berated by my boss, being laughed at, missing meetings, leavings tasks unfinished. Everywhere my heart raced, a test around every corner. Perform or perish – I was perishing. But then the fog of sleep lifted, the grey clouds of my old job giving way to the sunshine of reality. The old job long gone …