READING & USING CASE CITATIONS. REVIEW OF PRECEDENT. PRECEDENT =Something that has been done that can later serve as an example or rule for how other things should be done. Came about when a case & its decision became common knowledge in the legal system
PRECEDENT=Something that has been done that can later serve as an example or rule for how other things should be done.
A system based on precedent will be rational (without making reason its god), will be adaptable to varied and changing circumstances, will take into account human experience, will be highly practical and will be composed by the finest minds of many generations, tuned to a fine balance and learned in the art of detecting legal issues and resolving legal problems. The gradual developments of the system will avoid the pitfalls of hasty and counterproductive reformation.
The following lists the major report series. It is not a complete list. Many older series and some less frequently used series are not listed.
Dominion Law Reports (DLR)Federal Court Reports (FCR)Federal Trial Reports (FTR)National Reporter (NR)Supreme Court Reports (SCR)
Atlantic Provinces Reports (APR)Eastern Law Reporter (East)Maritime Provinces Reports (MPR)Western Weekly Reports (WWR)