Cases in Brief for Community Newspapers

If your community newspaper would like to republish Supreme Court Cases in Brief, you can do so! Please see the Court’s news release for more information.

Cases in Brief must be published in full, without edits, and with credit to the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada.

All you need to do is:

1. Before publishing

  • if this is the first time you’ve contacted us to publish a Case in Brief, provide some basic information for our records:
    • the name of your publication
    • your mailing address
    • web address, if you have one
    • preferred contact person
    • preferred contact email
    • preferred contact telephone
    • a brief description of the geographical area and/or audience you serve
    • how often you publish
    • your circulation numbers

2. When publishing

  • identify the article in your publication as “Supreme Court Case in Brief” and include the case name as part of the title or subtitle; e.g.: “Supreme Court Case in Brief: R. v. Smith
  • do not change (edit or shorten) the text in any way
  • in a print publication, include the following with the text:
    • “This Case in Brief was originally published by the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada. It does not form part of the Court’s reasons for judgment and is not for use in legal proceedings. You can read other Cases in Brief on the Court’s website at scc-csc.ca.”
  • online, include the following text and hyperlink:
    • “This Case in Brief was originally published by the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada. It does not form part of the Court’s reasons for judgment and is not for use in legal proceedings. You can read other Cases in Brief on the Court’s website.”

3. After publishing

  • send us a link to where it appears online or a PDF copy, if possible

Email us at media@scc-csc.ca if you have any questions or concerns, or would like to provide us with any feedback.