Case Law and the Canadian Abridgement – Case Law Indexes

Reporters are fully indexed. Browsing the indexes to key case law reporters can quickly yield results!

There are two main types of law reporters:

General law reports

Specialized law reports

Note however that some cases are published in more than one reporter. Recall that how cases are selected for publication can vary from publisher to publisher. The criteria used to determine whether a judgment is to be selected for inclusion matters!

For example, the Ontario Reports are selected based on whether the case:

You can often search a case law index in many different ways: