Little Legal Summaries

Little Legal 

When a critical Canadian appellate decision is rendered, you need to know what it means for your practice immediately.

Little Legal Summaries are comprehensive, plain-language summaries of recent Canadian criminal law decisions, delivered directly to your inbox in a monthly email. They provide open-access summaries of criminal jurisprudence from provincial appellate courts (ONCA, BCCA, ABCA and others) and the Supreme Court of Canada, to keep legal practitioners and law students abreast of ongoing legal developments.

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Recent Summaries

R v Merritt, 2023 ONCA 3
R. v. Abdulle, 2023 ONCA 20
R. v. L.L., 2023 ONCA 52

Sara Little

Introducing Sara Little

Sara Little is the author and creator of Little Legal Summaries. She is a criminal defence lawyer based in Toronto, Ontario. She is a junior associate at Brauti Thorning LLP. Sara's practice focuses exclusively on criminal and regulatory matters at both the trial and appellate level.

Before joining Brauti Thorning LLP, a leading criminal defence boutique in Toronto, Sara summered and completed her articles with the firm. Following her articles, Sara completed a Judicial Clerkship at the Court of Appeal for Ontario where she clerked for some of the top criminal law jurists in the province.

Sara obtained her Juris Doctor from Windsor Law in 2020 where she graduated at the top of her class. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2021. During her time at Windsor Law, Sara competed in both the Gale Cup and Arnup Cup moots. Her team placed second overall at the Arnup Cup, qualifying for nationals. Sara also worked as both a Research and Teaching Assistant for David Tanovich, a leading Canadian criminal law scholar.

In 2019, Sara founded Little Legal Summaries, a blog providing comprehensive summaries of leading criminal appellate decisions from the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Her blog received a Canadian Legal Blog Award in 2019.