About Bottom Line Research & Communications

For High Quality Reliable  Legal Research and Writing

Bottom Line Research & Communications, through its principal, Barb Cotton, has been helping lawyers, corporations, government and other agencies, and members of the public, with their legal research and writing needs since 1993.

Bottom Line Research can do as much or as little as you may require: a legal research memorandum, a brief, a factum, other appellate documentation, a policy paper, a quantum assessment, a quick search and a reporting letter with cases or a ghostwritten paper, blog or web content. Whatever you need.

If you ask a question - you'll get an answer. It is our practice to answer your question with a bottom line conclusion, and not obliquely in a hodge-podge of cases.

Bottom Line Research is retained on a per contract basis. The scope of each project is initially discussed with Barb. Timetable and budgetary concerns are addressed and cost estimates are clear and can be agreed upon from the word go. There are no surprises.

And you'll get the best. Although Barb continues to be the primary research lawyer, she engages a team of legal research consultants who have experience as clerks with the Alberta courts, law professors, research lawyers and line lawyers in full-service law firms.

The research lawyers have a layered range of experience, with the most senior having 20 or more years at the bar. They are closely supervised and all end product is reviewed by Barb before it's submitted to you.

All Bottom Line research lawyers have access to the latest in technology, including the three major computerized research databases: LexisNexis (Quicklaw), Westlaw and the International Lexis. This means that computerized research can be conducted in Canadian, English, Commonwealth and American databases, as well as on the internet.

And it isn't just a matter of keying in a search. The lawyers at Bottom Line Research continue to, when necessary, roll up their sleeves and get into the library. That's the bottom line.