Catherine Cotter

Head Law Librarian

Law, Faculty of

Ludlow Hall 121

Fredericton

cacotter@unb.ca
1 506 447 3265



Research interests

  • Legal research
  • Access to legal information
  • Legal education

Biography

Ms. Cotter joined the Gerard V. La Forest Law Library in 2008 as a Reference/Instruction Librarian, and was named Head Law Librarian in 2015. Prior to joining UNB, Ms. Cotter was a Reference Librarian at the Paul Martin Law Library at the University of Windsor; she also practiced law in Manitoba for a number of years before moving into librarianship.

Ms. Cotter has taught the legal research component of the first year Legal Research and Advocacy course and has offered an Advanced Legal Research and Writing course.

She is the co-author of The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, which is used by legal research instructors and students across Canada. She is also co-author of a legal dictionary and a book on librarian burnout. Ms. Cotter is an active member of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.

Courses taught

  • Law 1323, Legal Research and Advocacy
  • Law 3904, Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Selected publications

Nancy McCormack, John Papadopoulos, & Catherine Cotter, The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, 4th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).

Nancy McCormack and Catherine Cotter, Managing Burnout in the Workplace: A Guide for Information Professionals (Oxford: Chandos, 2013).

Nancy McCormack, John Papadopoulos, & Catherine Cotter, The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2010).

John A. Yogis, Q.C. & Catherine Cotter, Canadian Law Dictionary, 6th ed. (Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s, 2008).

Catherine Cotter, “Solicitor-Client and Litigation Privilege under FIPPA” (2008) 33:4 Canadian Law Library Review 411.