CanLII Introduces CanLII Connects

April 11, 2014

CanLII launched a new initiative this week: CanLII Connects.

The following introduction was offered via the CanLII blog:

Lawyers and others routinely prepare and share summaries and commentary on the decisions of Canadian courts. You will find these insights in journals, magazines, blogs, newsletters, commercial legal search tools and many other places.  But until now,  you could not find multiple thoughts about a single case in one place, at the same time, at no charge to the user and directly linked to the full text of the case!

CanLII Connects launched on April 4 with nearly 27,000 documents covering cases from 11 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

The initial case commentaries have come from “national law firms. major regional firms, academics, leading practitioners and legal bloggers, research specialists, commercial publishers and law societies” who were invited by CanLII to help launch CanLII Connects.

Starting April 4, however, CanLII is accepting new contributions from anyone with a “demonstrated capacity for legal analysis.”  British Columbia firms that participated in the first stage of the project include Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Lawson Lundell LLP and OnPoint Legal Research Law Corporation.

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