AI-Powered Summaries for Saskatchewan Case Law Launched in Beta Mode on CanLII

Lexum is pleased to announce a transformative development that has the potential to revolutionize your use of CanLII. Thanks to the support of the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan, we recently introduced a limited volume of AI-powered case law summaries on CanLII for recent decisions from Saskatchewan. Leveraging the experience gained with the CatLII pilot project, this new initiative aims to provide quick access to crucial case points and enhance the accessibility of Saskatchewan case law.

We would like to express our deep appreciation to the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan for their unwavering dedication to promoting access to justice and advancing legal research. Their financial support has been instrumental in quickly driving forward a remarkable project, paving the way for even better accessibility of public legal information across Canada.

This new beta feature falls in line with our other recent announcements in AI, such as our project about automatic classification of legal information and LexKey, our language model keyword generator for legal documents.

The Benefits of AI-Powered Summaries in Saskatchewan Case Law

The integration of AI-powered summaries into Saskatchewan’s case law on CanLII brings an array of benefits to legal researchers:

  1. Time Savings: Legal research, often laborious and time-consuming, can now be expedited. AI-generated summaries provide quick access to the critical points of a case, eliminating the need to wade through lengthy documents.
  2. Increased Accessibility: The accessibility of legal information is extended to a broader audience. These summaries empower individuals who may not possess a legal background to understand intricate cases, promoting legal literacy.
  3. Enhanced Productivity: Legal professionals and researchers can streamline their research processes, allowing for a more focused and strategic approach to their work.

A Glimpse into the Future: Expanding Summaries to All Saskatchewan Case Law, Legislation and Beyond

While the current results are partial, this initiative signals the commencement of a transformative journey. This project will bring the publishing of AI-powered summaries for all Saskatchewan case law and legislation, creating a comprehensive pool of short summaries for research, analysis, and decision-making. Moreover, all current Saskatchewan material posted on CanLII will henceforth be summarized, ensuring that users have access to concise and informative summaries as new material from Saskatchewan gets published on the CanLII website.

In the longer term, we hope other Law Societies will join this CanLII initiative and support the summarization of legal information from their province.

How to Access AI-Powered Summaries on CanLII

You can access these AI-powered summaries on CanLII by following the steps below:

  1. Visit
  2. Navigate to the Saskatchewan case law section.
  3. Search for a recent case of interest.
  4. Look for the “AI Summary” tab at the top of the page.
  5. Click to access the AI-generated summary.

Here are the latest three examples from the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan at the time of posting:


In a legal research landscape where efficiency and accessibility are paramount, and new cutting-edge tools are popping up on the Internet every week, we are pleased to bring the latest innovations to Canada’s most trusted legal information source. The introduction of AI-powered summaries on CanLII, supported by the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan, is poised to redefine your legal research experience. This advancement holds the potential to elevate your research capabilities, enhance accessibility, and empower you to engage more effectively with the law.

We invite you to explore the AI-powered summaries on CanLII and experience firsthand how this new feature can improve your interaction with public legal information.

Try It on CanLII

Stay tuned for more updates on this initiative, as we will work tirelessly over the next few months to expand the volume of AI-generated summaries available on the CanLII website. For inquiries or more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Disclaimer: This text was, in large part, composed by AI.