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Start Stronger. Finish Faster.

As vital legal resources to your firm, Secondary Sources are essential for providing guidance and analysis in every area of the law. 

Secondary Sources allow you to:


Secure a strong starting point

If you are unfamiliar with a topic or an area of law, Secondary Sources can quickly reveal major concepts, commonly used terms, and procedures used by expert practitioners.


Find leading case law

These materials help you to find citations to important case law and statutory authority, as well as citations for other related materials.


Use as persuasive authority

Some Secondary Sources on WestlawNext Canada are so widely respected that they can be cited as persuasive authority in arguments to the court.

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