About us

The Canadian Foundation for Legal Research enhances and contributes to Canada’s legal community by funding and promoting research about the law, legal science and justice reform.

Our grants support research on topics of interest to Canadian legal professionals and others directly connected to the justice system. This includes research related to criminal law, evidence and procedure, contract law, family law, Torts and the administration of justice, among many others.

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Practical knowledge for legal practice

Our research funding supports original, practical research for lawyers, notaries and judges in all parts of Canada. Over the years, we have funded some of the major legal articles and books published for use before the Courts and in law offices and legislatures across the country.

Our goal is to provide legal professionals with access to reliable research and analysis that will equip them to meet the ever-evolving needs of clients and the demands of their practice.

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