The Canadian Guide to Legal Style (“Style Guide”) was originally created in 2012 as an internal document for QLJ editors to ensure consistency in grammar and writing style. The Board decided to publish the Style Guide with Carswell to address the lack of a publication geared towards writing style necessary for the Canadian and legal contexts.
The Style Guide, first published in September 2014, is designed to be used by all Canadian legal writers, including academics, practitioners and students. The second edition of the Style Guide was published in late 2019.
The Canadian Guide to Legal Style, 2nd edition is dedicated to the memory of Professor Bernie Adell, a long-time faculty advisor to the Queen’s Law Journal and former Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, and to the memory of Professor Nancy McCormack, a librarian and research at Queen’s University, who was instrumental in helping write and revise both editions of the Style Guide.
To order a copy of the Style Guide, visit the Thomson Reuters website.