Department of Justice

Yukon Public Law Library

Legal Research eLibrary

Resources for Researching Yukon Case Law

The following resources provide access to collections of some (but not all) of the decisions of the Yukon courts:

Yukon Courts Online

  • The Yukon Courts website publishes most of the written decisions released since January 2006.
  • Written decisions released since 2001 are being added as time and resources allow.
  • Decisions are first organized by court, and then by year, and then alphabetically by style of cause.
  • Individual pages on this site can be searched using the CTRL/Command + F function.

CanLII

  • Some written decisions of the Yukon Courts are also posted on CanLII.
  • The CanLII collection includes some decisions released prior to 2001.

Yukon Law Reports Consolidated Table of Cases, 1967-2008

  • The Yukon Public Law Library houses a print collection of most of the written decisions dating back to 1967.
  • The Consolidated Table of Cases, 1967-2008 is a searchable PDF document that lists all of the decisions currently available for in-library reference.
  • Decisions are organized alphabetically by style of cause.
  • This document can be searched using the CTRL/Command + F function.

Some General Information about Unreported Decisions

  • In Canada, many court decisions are unreported.
  • Sometimes decisions are unreported due to publication bans, or for reasons of individual privacy.
  • Sometimes decisions are unreported because they are delivered orally.
  • Oftentimes unreported decisions are only available from original court files or through fee-based services. For more information on accessing original court files, contact the court registry or law library in the jurisdiction you are researching.