CALL/ACBD publishes a number of documents and reports related to law librarianship in Canada. Information on our various publications can be found by clicking on the applicable links in the navigation on the left of the screen. Information about ordering publications can be obtained from the CALL/ACBD National Office.

The Canadian Law Library Review

Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR) is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.  It is published four times per year and subscriptions run on the calendar year. Members of CALL/ACBD receive an electronic subscription to CLLR as benefit of their membership. To subscribe, non-members should please contact  Please note that as of mid-2015 the CLLR is no longer provided in print and is exclusively published online. 


Canadian residents     $90 + HST = $101.70
Non-residents            $90 USD or CAD

Note: Amount applies whether payment is in CAD or USD. The surcharge on USD covers additional postage and handling charges. Other currencies are not accepted.


Four times each year CLLR/RBDC is sent free of charge to the approximately four hundred and seventy-five members of CALL/ACBD in all types of Canadian law libraries.

For more information on how to advertise in the CLLR, please click here.

Feature Editors: Rex Shoyama:; John Bolan: 

A current CLLR style guide can be found here

CALL/ACBD members may login to view the full archives of the CLLR in the Members-Area.

Call for Submissions:

Canadian Law Library Review/Revue canadienne des bibliothèques de droit, the official publication of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, publishes news, developments, articles, reports and reviews of interest to its members. Surveys and statistical reviews prepared by the Association’s Committees and Special Interest Groups, regional items and the proceedings of the Association’s annual conference are also published. Contributions are invited from all CALL members and others in the library and legal communities. Bibliographic information on relevant publications, especially government documents and material not widely publicized, is requested. Items may be in English or French. Full length articles should be submitted to the Features Editor and book reviews to the Book Review Editor. All other items should be sent directly to the Editor. Prior to publication, all submissions are subject to review and editing by members of the Editorial Board or independent subject specialists; the final decision to publish rests with the Editorial Board. If requested, articles will undergo independent peer review. Items will be chosen on their relevance to the field of law librarianship. For copies of the Style Guide please consult the CALL website at . The Association is unable to make any payment for contributions. Authors will receive one complimentary copy of their article upon publication. The Canadian Association of Law Libraries does not assume any responsibility for the statements advanced by the contributors to, and the advertisers in, the Association’s publications. Editorial views do not necessarily represent the official position of the Association. Canadian Law Library Review/Revue canadienne desbibliotheques de droit is indexed in the Index to Canadian Legal Literature, Index to Canadian Legal Periodical Literature, Legal Information and Management Index, Index to Canadian Periodical Literature, and Library and Information Science Abstracts. 

Please send your submissions to Feature Editors: Rex Shoyama: rex.shoyama@tr.comJohn Bolan: 

In Session

In Session is CALL's monthly newsletter, delivered to members on the first business day of every month.

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CALL/ACBD members may login to view the full archives of In Session in the Members-Area.

KF Modified

The KF Modified Classification Committee oversees the development of KF Modified (KF Classification Modified for Use in Canadian and Common Law Libraries).  

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CALL/ACBD has worked to assemble the following surveys and papers to reflect the state of affairs in Canadian Law Libraries.

Salary and Benefits Surveys

Position Papers


CALL/ABCD brief to Legislative Committee (2011)
CALL/ACBD submission to Copyright Consultations (2009) 
Draft Position Paper on Copyright in the Digital Age (2006)


Legal Information Specialists

Options for legal information specialists are many and diverse. This book explains how to enter this engaging field, the types of opportunities available, and how to make career advancements. Written and compiled by an experienced law librarian, with chapters contributed by other seasoned legal information professionals, this book tells you what it's like to work in a particular work environment - ranging from the court house library to a law firm library, the law society to a legislative library. This insightful book also tells you how to find a job in that environment, what to expect in that sector, and the rewards and challenges that you'll encounter.

Citation: Annette Demers; Legal Information Specialists: A Guide to Launching and Building Your Career. (A CALL/ACBD Publication by LexisNexis, 2013). 

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