- List the names of the appellants, and where the name of the reporter where the case is found. This is assigned by the court and cannot be changed.
R v Wade,  2 SCR 737
names of appellant/respondent, year, volume, court, page number
R v Pickton, 2010 SCC 32
names of appellant/respondent, year of case, court name, decision number
Style of Cause
- the names of those who were parties to the litigation; v is an abbreviation for versus; the names of the parties and the v are italicized
- Canadian executive government authority is formally vested in the Queen, hence the use of R for the Latin word for queen, regina, in legal citations
- a comma follows parentheses, but comes before square brackets
- (Parentheses) indicate that the reporter volume numbering continues from year to year
- [Square brackets] indicate that the law reporter starts with volume 1 each year, as in:
Olson v Canada,  2 FRC 168 (available on CanLII)
R v Bernardo,  ONSC 5678 (available on CanLII)
R v Pickton,  BCSC 995 (available on CanLII)
Please Note: CANLII gives citation information with its publications that conflict with these rules. Please check with your professor if these citations are adequate for your assignment.