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, unions, international organizations, private publishers, law firms and more.

Lexum started its existence 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.

Leadership

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

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 2018 holiday season, Lexum and its employees opted to support the Breakfast Club of Canada.

Lexum contributes to the following organizations