Our Company

Our mission is to help you fully leverage legal information

Lexum is a software company that designs and operates online legal information delivery products. We specialize in the management and the publishing of legal information over the internet.

The company is well known for its impact on the Canadian legal sector, where it began operating in 1993 by collaborating with the Supreme Court of Canada to publish the Court’s decisions on the internet. Since then, Lexum has had the opportunity to provide a wide range of consulting, design, development, hosting and support services for many North American legal institutions, including Canada’s Department of Justice, the Judiciary of Arkansas, and the New Mexico Compilation Commission, to name only a few

Lexum’s most well-known undertaking is undoubtedly the services it provides to the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) with respect to the design, development and operation of the publishing platform and activities of the CanLII website: www.canlii.org

Today, Lexum’s clients include public bodies and private entities operating in all sorts of environments and industries around the globe. They range from judicial institutions, legislatures, agencies, bar associations, unions, international organizations, private publishers, law firms and more.

Lexum was founded by Prof. Daniel Poulin as a research lab at the University of Montreal and became a privately-owned business after a spin-off in 2010.  In 2018 Lexum was acquired by CanLII, a non-profit organization controlled by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

Board of directors

Crystal O'Donnell
Crystal O'Donnell
Chair
Ed Walters
Ed Walters
Board Member
Joshua Lenon
Joshua Lenon
Board Member
Shannon Salter
Shannon Salter
Board Member
Kayoko Takeuchi
Kayoko Takeuchi
Board Member
Antoine Aylwin
Antoine Aylwin
Board Member

Leadership

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 2019 holiday season, Lexum and its employees opted to support the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Lexum contributes to the following organizations