Legal History

In this section, you will find resources related to Canadian legal history.


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Alberta Resources

Where did builders find the marble for the Legislature Building? How is an American state Legislature different from our provincial Legislature? What happens during a typical legislative session? This booklet is designed to address these and many other questions related to the history, traditions and procedures of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. It also contains review questions and answers as well as a glossary of parliamentary terminology.

Related legal topic(s): Legal history, Legal research

Canada/Federal

The people, past and present, who represent Canadians in Parliament and the key players in the parliamentary process. The site has a wide range of resources about Parliament designed for teachers and students to assist in explaining how parliament works.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Legal history, Political process and voting

The Guide is meant to act as a resource for lawyers to learn about historical and cultural elements that provide context for the professional relationship between an Indigenous person and their lawyer. It also provides tools to help lawyers represent Indigenous clients as effectively as possible, and a number of resources to encourage lawyers to continue their education. The Advocates' Society, in partnership with the Indigenous Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario, developed the guide.

Related legal topic(s): Aboriginal law, Lawyers, Legal history, Legal research