Research and Opinions
Lawson Lundell’s legal research and opinions group has over 25 years of practice experience. Our research lawyers work full time researching and analysing the law using both traditional and electronic legal resources. Members of the group prepare legal opinions, pleadings, factums, and briefs on a variety of matters arising from corporate transactions and complex litigation. Our research lawyers prepare arguments and submissions for tribunals and all levels of courts. Group members draft legislation and conduct legislative analysis for both government and organizations making submissions to government. They also advise foreign counsel on various Canadian legal issues and provide expert evidence on Canadian law for use in foreign courts.
The group leader, Lisa Peters, has been teaching legal research at the University of British Columbia and at seminars for lawyers for 20 years.
The legal research and opinions group is supported in its work by the library staff consisting of two professional librarians and one library technician. Lawson Lundell's library contains an extensive collection of print and online resources with a focus on corporate law and litigation. The Library's services include online searching, tracing back the history of legislation, monitoring the progress of bills, locating legislation and case law, noting up case law and statutes, and other research as required. The library staff provide orientation and training to new members of the firm, following up with one-on-one training as needed. The library also offers current awareness services to the members of the firm.