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Wills and Estates

About this Guide

This is a guide to the key wills and estates law materials available through the TMU Library. 

Researchers who are investigating a new topic in wills and estates are encouraged to start with an encyclopedia, either the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest or Halsbury's. These resources located in Westlaw and Lexis databases link to relevant primary source materials such as case law and legislation.

Books are also available on wills and estates topics, including required reading.

For more on legal databases, case law, legislation, and scholarly journal articles, see the Law Research Guide.

Book a Research Help Appointment

Research help is available for students, faculty, and staff of TMU with legal research questions.

For one-on-one assistance in refining a legal research topic, finding legal information, and using databases and other resources, book a research appointment. Currently, all Law Library research help appointments are being conducted virtually through Zoom. Email the law librarians or book a time directly in their calendars during office hours:

John Papadopoulos is available at, with bookable office hours
Lisa Levesque is available at, with bookable office hours
Sara Klein is available at, with bookable office hours

Email: for general inquiries, please email for assistance with accessing or using legal information resources and one of the Law Library staff will respond to you.

For the most recent service information during COVID-19, see the updates for students, instructors, and researchers.

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This guide has been created by the Toronto Metropolitan University Library and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License unless otherwise marked.

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Guide Last Updated

Date updated: August 23, 2023