Types of Legal Cases That YLaw Focuses On Are Extensive
The various types of 'law' are extensive and certainly too much for anybody to ever fully know. Even judges with decades of experience will lack full knowledge of all types of law; and accordingly, judges usually assigned to specific types of cases where the type of law involved is familiar. Even so, judges will routinely expect representatives for the parties to perform precedent research and then provide submissions and present argument based upon the findings of that research.
“... I include myself among those who had never heard of the tort of barratry ...”
~ C.A. Osborne A.C.J.O.
McIntyre Estate v. Ontario, 2001 CanLII 7972 (ON CA)
Accordingly, there will be certain judges who will hear civil law cases and there will be other judges who hear family law cases and then other judges who hear criminal cases, etc. In a similar fashion, lawyers and paralegals will develop specific areas of law as the types of cases that are focused upon. While all cases will involve unique facts, after hundreds of years of development of the law and justice system, few cases are truly novel and various fundamental basics of the law will likely exist and apply to a specific situation.