CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, turned 15 over the weekend
. The service was launched by the Federation of Law Societies as means of making legal information freely available via the Internet. It has grown into an indispensable legal research tool:
"CanLII started 15 years ago as a small website with current case law and legislation, and today it is one of the biggest players in the Canadian legal information landscape and an indispensable resource to lawyers and notaries. Not a day goes by without a legal professional telling us that he or she relies almost entirely (or entirely) on CanLII for his or her primary law needs. Other regular feedback ranges from telling us that CanLII is a “practice enabler” for small firm or solo practitioners to enthusiastic declarations of love."
Labels: CanLII, law societies, legal research and writing, open access