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Lexum

The Northwest Territories Courts Now Using Decisia

Lexum is excited to share that Northwest Territories (NWT) Courts are now using Decisia to run their decisions website. Decisia was selected to improve access to decisions from the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Territorial Court, as well as the Youth Justice Court. Users can access all NWT Court decisions from the official web site of the courts . In upgrading from its former platform to Decisia, the new and improved NWT Courts decisions website feature s : Several new search fields under the advanced search option Previews in the search results list Highlighting of keywords in the... Read more

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Pierre-Paul
Lemyre

Why Labour Union should Adopt Electronic Collective Bargaining Agreements (e-CBA)

Over the last few months Lexum has been contacting labour unions and professional associations, discussing how its Qweri solution for text-heavy documents can improve the handling of their collective bargaining agreements (CBA). Labour union staff includes many power-users of legal information websites operated by Lexum, such as CanLII, but only recently did Lexum launch an […] Read more

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Lexum

The Rwanda Law Reports Now Available Online with Decisia

The Judiciary of Rwanda recently started to post decisions included in the Rwanda Law Reports on their own website using Decisia. The published judgments are selected among decisions rendered by Rwanda Courts, including the Supreme Court, the High Court and lower instances. They are published in the country’s language, Kinyarwanda, and will be added in French and English in the near future. Lexum... Read more

Emma Elliott
Emma
Elliott

Legal aspects of accessibility and usability of online public services in Quebec and Canada

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10660-015-9186-3 This article discusses the legal requirements which must be taken into account in providing public online services to individuals with a low level of literacy. It will focus on two aspects: the accessibility and usability of these services. The authors propose a twofold theoretical analysis based on two issues raised by government objectives... Read more

Lexum
Lexum

Legal aspects of accessibility and usability of online public services in Quebec and Canada

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10660-015-9186-3 This article discusses the legal requirements which must be taken into account in providing public online services to individuals with a low level of literacy. It will focus on two aspects: the accessibility and usability of these services. The authors propose a twofold theoretical analysis based on two issues raised by government objectives... Read more

Lexum
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

Lexum
Lexum

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

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Daniel
Poulin
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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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