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Open Law's flagship service: JADE is the best legal research tool for Australian lawyers, and our subsidiary Little William Bourke provides access to the Victorian Reports online and in print.


Open access to legal information with free legal research tools.

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FREE access to:

  • Over 613,000 legal decisions from Australian courts, tribunals and statutory bodies.
  • Over 176,000 statutes from all Australian states and territories.
  • Full access to the JADE Citator and JADE Browser.
  • All Advanced Search filters and functionality.
  • Customisable JADE Alerts to keep up to date in your area of law.
  • JADE Clips for case law to access access inline citations.
  • Annotate, highlight, tag & share your research using JADEmarks.

JADE Professional

Unlock JADE's full suite of professional legal research tools.

$0 AUD /monthly

All FREE functionality, PLUS:

  • JADE Clips for Legislation - access citations at a section level.
  • Legislation Visualisations - view legislation history & compare versions of a provision.
  • Similarity Tool - easily find similar cases & analyse their relationships.
  • Document Uploads - Automatic citation checking, export & share, link to cases & legislation, and more.
  • Focus Matches - quickly determine the relevance of a judgment before you read it.
  • Parallel Citations - find subsequent cases that share citations and catchwords.
  • Precedent Tracker - quickly & easily determine if a case is still good law.
  • Enhanced JADE Alerts - quickly create pinpoint alerts while you're researching.

Victorian Reports

Carefully selected & approved with headnotes.

$0 AUD /monthly

Access the entire backset:

  • Full digital access to all reports dating back to 1875.
  • Fully searchable and linked to later case consideration.
  • Seamless integration and linking in JADE.
  • Create JADE Alerts to keep updated when decisions are published & considered.
  • Save your research into your My JADE Library using JADEmarks.
  • PDF copies of decisions designed for greater utility and readability‚Äč.
  • Monthly & Annual subscriptions accessible on any device.
  • Current & historical quality bound print volumes also available.


Solutions for your Organisation, Department or Law Firm.

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Solutions include:

  • Full access to JADE Professional
  • Victorian Reports digital & print volumes
  • Bespoke digital & publishing solutions leveraging JADE functionality
  • Professional Legal Research & CPD training.

Looking for a solution for your organisation?Let us know!

As a legal practitioner, quick and easy access to reliable and up to date resources is critical. In the past, I have used platforms that were limited in scope and only catered for some of those key aspects that a legal practitioner really needs.

After joining JADE, I have not only had great customer service, but have been provided with a platform that is price competitive, easy to use, reliable, up to date and allows me to do so much more!

They also take customer feedback seriously and are always open to hear customer suggestions of how they may improve their system. I look forward to working with Jade for the foreseeable future.

Nikola Reljic
Law Graduate, Dennis Family Corporation

I co-author a legal reference website that relies heavily on Jade for the purposes of case and legislation collation and reporting. We reached out to Jade to see whether it could provide certain search functionality and, within an exceedingly short period of time, Jade implemented various changes in response to our feedback. These changes have dramatically improved our capacity to use Jade in our work and we are tremendously grateful for the responsiveness we received.

Maya Narayan
Co-author, COVID-19 and the Law of Australia

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