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30 May 2013, 2:57 am by Kim Nayyer
An earlier post from Colin Lachance persuasively describes the value of PLEIs in the broader pursuit of access to justice and also links to some Canadian PLEI providers. [read post]
21 Mar 2012, 12:00 pm
While you may have caught the news release, or maybe have already learned about the wikibook through the Clicklaw blog or through Access ProBono or Povnet (or on Twitter, where a number of folks, including CanLII's Colin Lachance, Steve Matthews, Legal Aid BC and others tweeted the release), we wanted to pass along direct thanks to the editors, writers and reviewers of the Guide (see here for a complete list of contributors) for exemplifying the principle of… [read post]
16 Jul 2015, 2:23 pm by Nate Russell
While only God or Colin Lachance knows how much more popular CanLII has become three years hence, our own organization’s research into CanLII and other tools (I work for Courthouse Libraries BC) shows that lawyers are both familiar and enduringly curious when it comes to CanLII: 80% identified as “quite familiar” or “experts” at using CanLII — compared to less than 50% and less than 30%… [read post]
3 Mar 2012, 6:18 am by .
The author, Colin Lachance, serves as CanLII’s President and CEO. [read post]
23 Aug 2016, 4:00 am by Guest Blogger
Author’s Note: Thanks to my friend Colin Lachance for his helpful elucidation of Canada’s re-regulation efforts. _____________ Mark A. [read post]
4 Jan 2019, 4:00 am by Robert McKay
The various meanings of “free” in relation to legal content are comprehensively alluded to by Colin Lachance in CanLII’s Future as a Canadian Primary Law Cooperative, wherein he makes reference to an existing “lumbering legal publishing oligopoly”. [read post]
30 Nov 2015, 4:00 am by Sarah Glassmeyer
When thinking of use cases, I found Colin Lachance’s categorization of retail vs. wholesale needs to be very helpful. [read post]
27 May 2016, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
We are grateful for the funding that will facilitate this research and excited to be formally partnered with collaborators, including notable tech guru Colin Lachance and public legal education expert Lisa Cirillo, who will assist us in our project. [read post]
9 Aug 2016, 4:00 am by Ken Chasse
” It is innovation that will speed the reduction of the per capita number of lawyers in the private practice of law; see: Colin Lachance, “Law’s Reverse Musical Chair Challenge” (Slaw, June 16, 2016). [read post]
12 Jun 2019, 4:00 am by Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
Nevertheless, as noted by Colin LaChance in a recent Slaw post, there seems to be a resistance in the profession to fully embrace new advancements. [read post]
30 Mar 2016, 12:00 am by Nate Russell
Many have heard of the amazing work by Ravel Law and Harvard to digitize the motherlode of reported US case law (there’s this handy Slaw post from Colin Lachance too). [read post]
14 Mar 2019, 4:00 am by Ken Chasse
As similarly confirmed by CanLII’s former President, Colin Lachance in, “Law’s Reverse Musical Chair Challenge” (Slaw, June 16, 2016). [read post]
6 Dec 2016, 4:00 am by Ken Chasse
The concept of a legal profession should have a strong social welfare aspect to it such that its distant goal is to make a community’s legal health as important to it as its medical health, and its lawyers as important to it as its doctors. [read post]
28 Nov 2018, 4:00 am by Ken Chasse
[See the full text article for this summary on the SSRN, using the same title] Law societies are not trying to solve the A2J problem, but instead provide “alternative legal services”[1] that merely help that majority of the population that cannot afford legal services learn to live with the problem. [read post]
10 Apr 2017, 4:00 am by Ken Chasse
Might that majority of society who cannot afford a lawyer’s advice (“the problem”) soon use the social media to demand the abolition of law societies? [read post]