Chat is offline
Skip to main content

Legal Citations

Legal Citation Guide

The legal citation tries to provide samples of common legal citations. If you require additional help then what the Guide can provide, please contact us for assistance.  

This guide will provide an introduction to the legal citation of:

  • Cases
  • Statutes
  • Secondary materials 

In-Depth Help

The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 8th edition (also known as the McGill Guide) has become known as the standard for Canadian legal citation. However, there are also a number of freely available online guides available to help with legal citation.

Please see the list below for the free guides:

Best Bet Databases

Most comprehensive legal database in Canada, including case law, legislation, with noting up capabilities, legal commentary, journals and textbooks including Halsbury’s Laws of Canada. 

Provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.