Obtaining copies of a judgment

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Once a judgment has been issued in your case, you may obtain a copy of the judgment from your lawyer or from the court office.

A photocopy fee will apply if you wish to make a copy of the judgment from the court file. You may also obtain a copy of a judgment in a case to which you were not a party upon payment of the prescribed fee.

Currently, the Ministry has no central database where current and past cases can be accessed. Certain judgments from all levels of court in Ontario are available online through the Canadian Legal Information Institute. Most Ontario Court of Appeal decisions are available online at the Ontario Court of Appeal website.

Certain judgments can also be obtained by accessing a retail legal software database. You may wish to consult a librarian at a law library to find out more information about companies, which provide such software and services.

Print copies of reported decisions may also be available through local law libraries. Links to law library websites are available on the Canadian Association of Law Libraries website.

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