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Keeping up to date in Law

BarNet JADE - free caselaw database

BarNet JADE is a free Australian caselaw database. You can be notified:

  • of new cases on a topic - using search terms, catchwords or topics (available as RSS feed only). See the JADE alerts FAQ for more information on setting up these alerts via RSS.
  • of all new decisions from particular courts and tribunals (via RSS feed only).
  • if the case you are tracking is cited in another case, in any Australian court or tribunal in any jurisdiction (available via email or RSS feed). See the JADE Help page on this type of alert for more information.

Best of all, JADE has really amazing alerting features - new cases discussing specific sections of legislation and specific paragraphs of cases. Alerts can be sent as emails or RSS feeds. We love this feature! For more information, see the FAQ on this topic.

To set up these specialised alerts, you need to subscribe to JADE Professional. University of Melbourne students can get a free subscription. To request a subscription to JADE Professional, email the friendly staff at JADE at