Our Company

Our mission is to help you fully leverage legal information

Lexum is a software company that produces online tools for the management and dissemination of legal information.

Lexum’s activities began in 1993 with the online publication of decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada. Since this initial project, we have diversified and expanded our activities to numerous legal institutions in Canada, the United States, and around the world.

Founded by Professor Daniel Poulin as a research laboratory at the University of Montreal, Lexum became a private company in 2010 following a spin-off. In 2018, CanLII, a non-profit organization controlled by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, acquired Lexum.

Undoubtedly, Lexum’s most well-known activity is the service it provides to CanLII for its website: www.canlii.org. This platform grants access to millions of judicial and administrative decisions, legislative texts, and legal commentary from all Canadian jurisdictions. CanLII entirely relies on Lexum’s technology, encompassing document conversion, the search engine, its citator, myCanLII alerts, as well as AI-generated classifications and keywords.

Today, Lexum’s clients include some of the largest producers and managers of legal information. In Canada, Lexum provides products and services to the Canadian Department of Justice, the Courts Administration Service (CAS), as well as the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). In the United States, Lexum supports organizations such as the New Mexico Compilation Commission, the Arkansas Judiciary and the Oregon State Bar. Our clientele consists of judicial institutions, legislatures, department and agencies, professional associations, unions, international organizations, legal publishers, law firms, etc.

Lexum’s vision relies on leveraging technology to automate and enhance the manual tasks historically associated with managing and publishing legal information. Our team is committed to the significance of open access to primary legal information and has played a pivotal role in developing the standards that facilitate its circulation today.

With this vision and a collaborative work environment, Lexum is recognized as one of the Top 50 Inspiring Workplaces in North America. The company has also received the Prix performance Québec, the highest distinction awarded by the Prime Minister of Quebec to private companies and public organizations that stand out in overall management and performance. Lexum is among Montreal’s Top Employers for 2023.

Board of directors

Antoine Aylwin
Antoine Aylwin
Crystal O'Donnell
Crystal O'Donnell
Board Member
Randolph Mank
Randolph Mank
Board Member


Pierre-Paul Lemyre
VP Business Development
Emma Elliott
VP Operations
Frédéric Pelletier
VP Legal Information

Lexum Chair

Prof. Daniel Poulin established the LexUM Chair in Legal Technologies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal to maintain the leadership position established by the Lexum laboratory in computer science and legal information.

Free Access to Law Movement

Lexum is one of the founding members of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM) as well as one of the authors and promoters of the Montreal Declaration on Free Access to Law.

The Breakfast Club of Canada

During the 2022 holiday season, Lexum and its employees opted to support the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Lexum contributes to the following organizations