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Current Awareness and Alerting Resources

New case law

Most court websites offer a page, RSS feed or email alerting service that notes recently released materials:

Supreme Court of Canada:

BC Courts:

Federal Courts:

Common Law Jurisdictions

  • Overseas Decisions Bulletin
    • The Overseas Decisions Bulletin created by the High Court of Australia Law Library is a bi-monthly case digest email bulletin, organized by area of law. Coverage includes the Supreme Court of Canada, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. 


Most Legislatures also offer current updates

For Orders in Council and new regulations:


Lexbox is a free tool that manages research for primary materials accessed in a growing number of websites including CanLII, the Supreme Court of Canada website, BC Laws, and Justice Laws Canada website.

Using Lexbox you can set up several different types of alerts including:

  • saved search alerts - notifying you when new cases are added that match your search criteria:
  • citation alerts - notifying you when a specific case or legislation you are interested in is cited;
  • amendment alerts - notifying you when a specific piece of legislation you are interested in is amended

Watch this short video to learn how to set up LexBox and create alerts (video).


Quickscribe offers a suite of BC legislative updates

WestlawNext Canada

This short video explains how to set up WestClip alerts (video).

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

Lexis Advance Quicklaw (Faculty of Law only)

This short video explains how to set up search alerts in Lexis Advance Quicklaw (video).

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