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16 Dec 2013, 3:41 pm by Michel-Adrien
Colin Lachance, President and CEO of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), wrote a post last week on Slaw.ca about the top 10 most consulted cases on CanLII in 2013.CanLII is funded by Canada’s provincial and territorial law societies to provide the public free access to primary legal information.The database holds over 1.2 million judgments across 233 case collections, as well as tens of thousands of legislative documents from all Canadian provincial,… [read post]
4 Sep 2013, 9:56 am
CanLii president and chief executive officer Colin LaChance says the data will be used in a web application due to be released at a hackathon event next Friday and Saturday in Ottawa.The app will allow lawyers and courts to “dig deeper” into the “longevity” of citations, he says, allowing them to see when a case was most influential and when this influence tailed off. [read post]
8 Aug 2013, 3:05 pm by Michel-Adrien
In the meantime, people have been invited to test the new search interface of the beta site.Today, Colin Lachance, President and CEO of CanLII, wrote on Slaw.ca about some of the preliminary feedback related to the new site.CanLII, whose funding comes from members of Canada’s provincial and territorial law societies, makes Canadian jurisprudence and statutes available for free via the Internet. [read post]
19 Jun 2013, 6:10 am by Simon Fodden
As you'd imagine, given the project founders, there's a pretty impressive international team of editors, including among them Colin Lachance, President of CanLII (and a Slaw columnist). [read post]
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]
9 Jan 2013, 1:01 pm by Simon Fodden
As CanLII President, Colin Lachance notes: With over 2000 new decisions posted each week, it is not possible to translate everything. . . . [read post]
19 Dec 2012, 10:31 am by Steve Matthews
Twitter is proving to be the nomination channel of choice this year and while we've had far too many to list all the individual tweets, here's a list of the blogs that have been nominated: Social Media for Law Firms Gaming Counsel The Employer's Edge The Trial Warrior On Firmer Ground Toronto Estate Law Blog ABlawg Canadian HR Law Doorey's Workplace Law Blog Buchanan Ontario Workplace Law Blog IdeaBlawg Above & Beyond KM And, for your reading pleasure, check out the following bloggers'… [read post]
8 Nov 2012, 1:19 pm
Thanks to Colin Lachance for mentioning another great piece of legal literature: Bruni vs Bruni, delivered by Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 2010. [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 7:50 am by Administrator
Now thanks to an initiative by Colin Lachance, President of CanLII, CanLII users accessing cases for which MLB and Slaw summaries exist can access those summaries directly from the relevant case on the CanLII site. [read post]
2 Jul 2012, 3:44 am by Simon Chester
Colin Lachance and his colleagues are engaged in a strategic planning exercise and have asked CorbinPartners Inc. to conduct an online survey to gather information about our needs and concerns as users. [read post]
31 May 2012, 5:56 am by Simon Fodden
CanLII president, Colin Lachance explains: Each case deals with disciplinary proceedings concerning a Montreal police officer. [read post]
10 May 2012, 12:00 am by Garry J. Wise, Wise Law Office, Toronto
Here's a look at the lineup: Left:  Jessica Gonzalez   Omar Ha-Redeye of Fleet Street Law and My Support Calculator   Joshua Slayen of Legal Linkup  Simon Fodden of Slaw  Michael Carabash of Dynamic Lawyers   Colin Lachance of CanLii.Right:  Mark Robins of Lawyer Locate  Chris Jaglowitz of Gardiner Roberts  Pei… [read post]
8 May 2012, 4:02 pm by admin
.: Roll Call (on Left): Jessica Gonzalez Omar Ha-Redeye of Fleet Street Law and My Support Calculator  Joshua Slayen of Legal Linkup Simon Fodden of Slaw Me of Dynamic Lawyers Colin Lachance of CanLII (on Right): Mark Robins of Lawyer Locate Chris Jaglowitz of Gardiner Roberts Pei Shing Wang of PSW Law Damion Kraemer Garry Wise of Wise Law Andrew Feldstein Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tetrault (Not in photo but present) Bob Tarantino of Entertainment & Media Law… [read post]
3 May 2012, 12:40 pm by Simon Fodden
The press release also states that CanLII President, Colin Lachance, sees this a first step in improving access to law through the free provision of explanatory materials. [read post]
16 Apr 2012, 4:31 pm by Michel-Adrien
Colin Lachance, CEO of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), posted today at Slaw. ca about Twitter, Facebook and the Rule of Law.In the post, he explains how Twitter and Facebook are increasingly being used as tools to not only disseminate but also discuss Canadian legal decisions:"... sudden changes or dramatic turns in legal understanding brought about by a court judgment will and frequently do attract significant attention in both venues. [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]
19 Mar 2012, 12:04 pm by Simon Fodden
[ UPDATE (March 19, 5 pm): As you will see from the comment below from Colin Lachance, the judgment has now been restored. [read post]
3 Mar 2012, 6:18 am by .
The author, Colin Lachance, serves as CanLII’s President and CEO. [read post]
2 Mar 2012, 9:00 am by Susan Munro
(When Colin Lachance inserted links to CanLII in a Wikipedia article about the Criminal Code, he was providing context.) [read post]
24 Feb 2012, 8:50 am by Wendy Reynolds
We’ve got Nigel Holloway presenting a plenary on Future Trends in Legal Information and Law Libraries, and a concurrent session on the history and future plans for CanLII, with Colin Lachance. [read post]