Data

Rely on Lexum to increase the value of your data

Our combined team of paralegals and software engineers is constantly processing legal information for a wide range of clients and use cases. We have extensive experience when it comes to transforming and enhancing large volumes of legal documents in a short time frame.  We can support your organization on one occasion, or on a permanent basis

We can assist you at all steps of your publishing process

Transform unstructured data into structured information

We turn paper-based archives into searchable databases. In addition to scanning and running optical character recognition (OCR), we have become experts at extracting metadata values from documents’ body. We pull dates, titles, file numbers, and the likes, from files and store them in a reusable format. The resulting data can be uploaded in one of our solutions, or simply delivered to you.

Improve access by standardizing formatting

Converting image-based documents into text-based formats may require adopting a common look and feel for slightly different files. We design the required templates and apply them to your collections. Thanks to our knowledge of web accessibility guidelines, our templates automate a large portion of the work often associated with WCAG compliance. And we always take your requirements into account, whether it’s as simple as adding bookmarks in some PDF files, or as complex as undertaking the typesetting of a series of ebooks.

Get better outcomes with added value

Our expertise with legal information enables us to complement your content with domain-specific added value. We provide consolidation services for legislative material. We build the case names of decisions following the industry’s guidelines. We recognize legal citations and add links pointing to the corresponding documents. We use artificial intelligence to propose related documents based on the semantic of yours. If it’s about enhancing legal information, there is a good chance that we can do it.

Lexum in action

Automating the Entire Publishing Chain for Your Court or Agency Decisions

2020-01-15 / By Pierre-Paul Lemyre

If your organization produces precedential judicial or administrative decisions, you are very aware that the work on a case doesn’t stop when the final decision is delivered to the parties.  Once the docket has been updated via your Court/Case Management System (CMS), the decision rendered must still be published.  This process often involves a...

Richard Boivin
Richard Boivin | Director General, CAIJ

“Lexum was able to quickly publish online a large quantity of legal documents which allowed CAIJ to provide members of the Bar with more secondary sources over a simple and user-friendly interface.”

‐  Richard Boivin, Director General, CAIJ
Peter O’Doherty
Peter O’Doherty | Editorial Services Manager, Supreme Court of Canada

“Since 2018, Lexum has been responsible for the typesetting of the Court’s bilingual judgments for the S.C.R. It requires the methodical and systematic application of graphic layout rules and the review of the overall typographic quality. Our requirements are strict and efficiency, timeliness and professional rigor are essential. That said, Lexum meets the requirements unquestionably and executes the mandate more than satisfactorily.”

‐  Peter O’Doherty, Editorial Services Manager, Supreme Court of Canada
Evon Soong | Executive Director, BC Health Professions Review Board

“Lexum staff were super helpful and went above and beyond in making sure our every detail and concern was properly addressed.  The data enhancements to our decisions make research much easier for our tribunal members, staff, and the public.”

‐  Evon Soong, Executive Director, BC Health Professions Review Board

Best practices

Posting Judgments that can be Listened to - Lexum’s Approach to WCAG Compliance

2015-08-19 / By Frédéric Pelletier

Web accessibility is about the capacity of Web content to be used by people with disabilities. It aims at lifting barriers that prevent disabled people from navigating the Web, understanding its content and contributing to it.For the visually impaired, this means that the semantics conveyed by the visual presentation of a document

Making old cases new: the digitization of case law

2015-05-13 / By Frédéric Pelletier

Information that is born digital today tends to be accessible online and thus better preserved than 20 years ago, before the Web made it much easier. Prior to the Web’s revolution in information technology, content that was prepared electronically with word-processors was mostly preserved on paper and not digitally, the native files being overwritten with newer content in order to save memory space, which at the time really meant, in several office environments, to save… floppy discs.

Use of Personal Information in Judgments and Recommended Protocol

2005-03-12 / By Frédéric Pelletier

The JTAC Open Courts and E-Access to Court Records and Privacy Subcommittee was asked in February, 2004 to consider developing and implementing a standardized national protocol to de-identify family judgments which would allow all of them to be posted on court websites.