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All Supreme Court of Canada Decisions Since 1876 Now Published Online

Lexum and the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) have been working together for the last 20 years to improve access to Canadian law. Various projects have been undertaken to complete the Supreme Court decisions database including all of the historical judgments. Multiple partners have participated in this goal including the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Law Foundation of British Columbia, the Alberta Law... Read more

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Pierre-Paul
Lemyre

Keeping Track of Freely Available Legal Information

Websites providing free access to legal information have come to play a major role in the day-to-day work of legal practitioners. For a majority of Canadian lawyers legal, research now starts with free access websites and is completed by the use of commercial databases only when required. No wonder that the CanLII website serves between 200,000 […] Read more

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Lexum

Lexum Helps the CAIJ to Double the Number of Titles Published

For many years Lexum has been supporting the Centre d'accès à l'information juridique (CAIJ) with digital publishing services for the online dissemination of its doctrine. In March 54 additional titles from Éditions Wilson & Lafleur published between 1999 and 2013 will be added to the JuriBistro eDOCTRINE collection made available on the CAIJ website. This will bring to over 100 the total number... Read more

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Colin Lachance to step down as President and CEO of CanLII

CanLII's Board of directors announced yesterday, February 9th, that Colin Lachance is to step down from his position of President and CEO of CanLII . On this occasion, Lexum wishes to acknowledge Colin's important contribution to the development of Free Access to Law in Canada. Colin Lachance has held the title of President and CEO of CanLII for four years. Under his leadership, CanLII became stronger... Read more

Lexum
Daniel
Poulin
Lexum
Pierre-Paul
Lemyre

Supporting Accessibility with WCAG 2.0 Level AA Compatibility

This fifth blog post in a series of five is the sequel to “Creating mobile friendly website”. Facilitating the publishing process is not the only benefit resulting from an optimal usage of Microsoft Word. Surprisingly enough, it can also contribute to generating more accessible files, in other words, files readable online by persons with disabilities. […] Read more

Lexum
Pierre-Paul
Lemyre

Creating Mobile-Friendly Websites

This fourth blog post in a series of five is the sequel to “Extracting Metadata From the Body of Documents”. Another unexpected advantage of structured data is the flexibility it provides in relation with online display. The popularity of the mobile web has contributed to multiplying the number of devices of various screen sizes accessing […] Read more

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Pierre-Paul
Lemyre
Lexum
Lexum

La Chaire Lexum – Lexum's commitment to improve access to legal information

On 11 November 2014, the Executive Committee of the Université de Montréal decided on the name "Chaire Lexum" to describe the research Chair used to continue the work undertaken by the Laboratoire Lexum from 1993 to 2010. At the same time, the objectives of the research Chair, access to legal information, law and justice as well as the consideration of issues related to the use of information technology... Read more

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Pierre-Paul
Lemyre

Converting Word Files for the Web

This second blog post in a series of five is the natural sequel to “Making the Most Out of Word Templates and Styles”. Generating cleaner, more structured Word files is one thing. Converting them into file formats adapted for the web is another. Legal information websites require HTML and PDF versions that need to be […] Read more