Practice Resource Centre Services
our nearly 2500 texts can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks by members of the Association. The books are currently signed out using an honour system sign out book. There are a number of high-use resources that are for use only in the courthouse, as our our O'Brien's binders.
As a part of the Ontario Courthouse Libraries under LiRN, the library staff is able to borrow texts from other Ontario Courthouse Libraries on your behalf at no charge. In most cases you can obtain the material within 2 business days.
You can view the materials other libraries have on InfoLocate, the Great Library catalogue at the Law Society of Ontario.
Michelle Gerrits has managed our Library/Practice Resource Centre since 2004. She can assist in locating resources, in addition to assisting with use of any equipment or resolving issues in the Lambton Law Association space.
Lambton has a number of resources available electronically in the Practice Resource Centre on the 3 computers available.
LexisNexis Advance - for legislation, case law, secondary sources, drafting materials, precedents and more.
Commercial and General
Wills and Trusts
Rangefindr - sentencing database
Canadian Red Book - auto valuation
Hein Online - legal database of legislation, cases, articles and journals
Thomson Reuters WestLaw Source products -
FamilySource, CriminalSource and EstatesTrustsSource available soon from LIRN!
LexisNexis Practical Guidance: all modules available soon from LIRN!
vLex: Irwin Law e-books and Vincent, the AI legal assistant available soon from LIRN!
Want to learn how to use the Catalogues, the
Electronic Resources available in the Library or other available resources like CanLii?
Ask the staff about training opportunities!
We can work with you individually or setting up a group session or finding an online session.
Reference & Research
Library staff are available 20 hours each week to assist lawyers with locating resources as needed, such as case law, note-ups, legislation, quantums, texts. reporters or articles. Depending on the complexity of the question, the staff can assist in research or provide a research strategy with some starting points.
Lambton Library Catalogue
Lambton has catalogued its holdings for you to view. Materials will be able to be signed out using barcodes on your membership card and on the books. LIBIB is our platform!
The library has three computer terminals connected to the internet and a copy/fax/printer/scanner. Member lawyers may perform these functions for $0.10 per page using a copy code obtained from staff, with the exception of printing from computers, which requires completing a form either in print or electronically.
Wireless internet is available in the Practice Resource Centre and Lounge area. The password is posted over the copy machine at the main entrance.