CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, has launched a new platform called CanLII Connects
that allows publishers, law firms and academics to share commentary on cases and legislation.
The site is open to everyone but only registered members are permitted to submit content and offer comments.
As CanLII explains in a blog post
"Lawyers and others routinely prepare and share summaries and commentary on the decisions of Canadian courts. You will find these insights in journals, magazines, blogs, newsletters, commercial legal search tools and many other places. But until now, you could not find multiple thoughts about a single case in one place, at the same time, at no charge to the user and directly linked to the full text of the case!"
"CanLII Connects launched on April 4th with nearly 27,000 documents covering cases from 11 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories."
, whose funding comes from members of Canada’s provincial and territorial law societies, makes Canadian jurisprudence and statutes available for free via the Internet. It already contains over 1 million documents across over 200 collections, including the statutes, regulations and current court rulings of all Federal, Provincial and Territorial Jurisdictions.
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