Leverage your legal information with our self-publishing solution for your website or intranet
Over 100 legal bodies use Decisia to organize their decisions, legislation, and secondary material and make them available and easy to search on their own websites or intranets. Initially designed for courts, tribunals, boards, and agencies rendering decisions, it has grown into a fully featured solution for any organization in need of a database of legal information. With customizable fields, design and approaches to data input, it’s flexible enough to meet any knowledge management or publishing requirements.
Features designed by legal research specialists
A flexible, powerful publishing tool
Decisia automatically converts, indexes and publishes your legal documents under your organization's brand and visual identity. It adapts to your data structure thanks to a large selection of metadata fields. Decisia is the best option whatever the technology in place, the sophistication of the users, or the volume of decisions, legislation, or secondary material your organization produces.
Quick, intelligent searches
Decisia's interfaces and search engine are designed specifically for legal research. Search queries generate on-target search results in a split second, even when searching through millions of documents. And, as with all of Lexum's products, Decisia is packed with a wide range of user-centric features, such as a spelling corrector, auto-completion of queries and highlighting of keywords.
Effortless content updates
Data entry can be completed manually, via web interfaces; partially automated, using Decisia's auto-fill feature; or fully automated, with an API. Decisia’s auto-fill function can retrieve dates, citations, docket numbers, case names and much more directly from the text of your documents with one simple click. Its API can be used to synchronize data from your existing Court Management System (CMS), document management system (DMS) or any other database.
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Integrated into your website
Decisia is skinned to take on the look and feel of your existing website. Furthermore, your Decisia is made accessible under your subdomain, for example, decisions.yourdomain.com.
A secure research space for internal users
Decisia features a secure space providing intranet users and subscribers with privileged access to restricted databases and documents. User groups can be setup, allowing for granular access control of documents. User rights and groups are managed through the web-based administration interface.
Powerful DMS capabilities
Decisia offers an audit trail showing the history of all database records, including any creation, updating and deletion of content. The audit trail contains information about the user involved as well as a time stamp showing when the change occurred.
Automated updates from any CMS
Decisia’s API can be used to automatically update your account with data originating from within your existing Court Management System (CMS) or any other type of Document Management System (DMS). Connectors are already available for myCaseLoad and the Cyberjustice Laboratory CMS, and one is currently being tested for the PWC Dispute Resolution Suite.
Current awareness tools
Users can subscribe to RSS feeds or email alerts to receive regular updates about new content added to your Decisia account. JSON feeds and syndication mechanisms can be turned on as well if your content should be shared with third party publishers.
Decisia is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. WCAG’s guidelines have been incorporated into several regulatory instruments. Decisia lets you give persons with disabilities adequate access to your documents.
No infrastructure or IT resources at your end
Hosted and supported by Lexum, Decisia does not require any infrastructure or other IT resources at your end. Decisia offers enterprise-level uptime and security while you access and manage your content via user-friendly web-based interfaces.
Quick set-up, including your archives
Within a couple of weeks, your Decisia is fully set up, including the loading of your archives, and you can start managing and publishing your documents.
We're with you all the way
Our training, phone and email support provide a complete assistance package aimed at making your use of Decisia enjoyable and hassle-free. Our editorial team can even take care of publishing your legal information for you.
Decisia in action
Canada’s First-Ever Legal Website
The Supreme Court of Canada judgments website was launched by Lexum in 1992, and was the very first legal website to be developed in Canada. At the time there were only three other websites in the country. It was also the world’s first bilingual legal website.
Documentation and best practices
Documentation detailing how Decisia editors can configure and update their databases using Decisia web-based administrative interface. View this document with Qweri . ...
Canadian Citation Committee Final version: 2009-04-02 The origins of the present guidelines date back to 1996, when the Judges Technology Advisory Committee (JTAC) of the Canadian Judicial Council adopted the Standards for the Preparation, Distribution and Citation of Canadian Judgments in Electronic Form. This document opened the way to a standardization...
In these Guidelines, the case name is the abbreviated title of a decision. These guidelines allow you to create a case name that is both concise and meaningful, based on the names of the main parties involved in the case. View this document with Qweri . ...