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About Ted Tjaden

I am a lawyer and law librarian with experience in legal research and knowledge management.

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Books / Chapters / Major Works (most recent first)

Reviews of 3d edition:

  • By Eve Leung: (2011) 36 Can L Libr Rev 80 (available here on HeinOnline by subscription)
  • By Catherine Best: "New Editions of Three Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guides a Review" (10 August 2010) Available here on
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (Fall 2005), LL.M. Thesis: Access to Law-Related Information in Canada in the Digital Age. Available online:

Articles / Presentations (most recent first

  • Substantive Law Webinar Series for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL): I conducted six webinars (1.5 hours each) covering the substantive law courses from the typical Canadian first-year law school curriculum, being the following subjects:
    • Civil Procedure (20 March 2014)
    • Tort Law (30 October 2014)
    • Contract Law (9 December 2014)
    • Constitutional Law (12 February 2015)
    • Real/Personal Property Law (21 April 2015)
    • Criminal Law (18 June 2015)
Archived versions of these six webinars are available here on the CALL website (for members of CALL, password required).
  • The Impact of Hryniak v Maudlin on Summary Judgments in Canada One Year Later" (2015) 44 Adv Q 85 (with Matthew Karabus)
  • 24 January 2013: "Leveraging Your Document Management System for Precedents" in Leveraging Technology to Reach New Heights: E-Discovery, Smart Phones & Tablets, and Document Management Systems (DMS) (Toronto: Toronto Lawyers Association, 2013)
  • 13 October 2011: "International and Foreign Legal Research" in Advanced Legal Research (Legal Education Society of Alberta, Calgary, AB)
  • 5 October 2011: "International and Foreign Legal Research" in Advanced Legal Research (Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, AB) 
  • 25 February 2009: "Risk & Innovation: Aligning Technology with Explicit Business Goals" in Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library & Information Service Centers (Ark Group, New York)
  • 2 March 2007: "Computer Research: Getting the Most Bang for your Buck: The Top Twenty Tips for Ontario Solo and Small firm Lawyers" (with Jeanette Bosschart) in LSUC 2nd Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference and Expo (LSUC, Toronto)
  • 12 May 2006: "Top Twenty Internet and Technology Tips for Ontario Solo and Small Firm Lawyers (in Twenty Minutes)" in LSUC Solo and Small Firm Conference and Expo  (LSUC, Toronto)
  • 12 November 2004: "Top Tools for Research and Fact Finding on the Internet" in OBA/LSUC Technology for Lawyers 2004 (Toronto: Ontario Bar Association, 2004)
  • 26 May 2004: Presented paper: "The Best Online Sources for International and Foreign Law" in You’ve Got the Whole World in Your Hands: Using the Internet to Expand the Boundaries of Legal Research (Toronto: Ontario Bar Association, 2004)
  • 28 November 2003: "Effective Use of Online Resources for Legal Research" in OBA/ LSUC Technology for Lawyers 2003 Conference Electronic Research: Get Caught in the Web
  • 23 May 2002: "Finding Case Law and Legislation on the Internet" at OBA Conference, Where do I Find That? Internet Legal Research 2002 (Toronto)
  • December 7, 2000: "How Real is Virtual? Authentication and Reliability of Information on the Internet" at The Web – The Future of Legal Research? (Lorman: Toronto)
  • "Researching Canadian Law" (2000) 5 Spectrum 14
  • "How to Overcome your Online Research Fears" (The Lawyers Weekly)(4 February 2000)


I am the owner of Classic Ragtime Piano where I have tried to improve access to public domain, pre-1923 ragtime sheet music, including sheet music from my own collection.

I have recently started to play the Brazilian tango or choro music of Ernesto Nazareth. Alexandre Dias has an amazing online list of his recordings (for free) of Nazareth's music. You can get PDF copies of Nazareth's sheet music here, for free (click on the title of the individual song title; it is not obvious at first).

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  Cover of 4th edition of Legal Research and Writing
                (Irwin Law)

Legal Research and Writing:
4th Edition

by Ted Tjaden

Softcover 512 pgs.
Published: January 2016
Paperback: 978-1-55221-414-5
Ebook: 978-1-55221-415-2

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