Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Excellent Article on Neutral Citation in Canada

Ivan Mokanov, Deputy Director of the legal informatics lab LexUM at the Université de Montréal, has just written an article about neutral citation on VoxPopuLII, the blog sponsored by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

Neutral citation is "an industry-independent, open identifier assigned by courts to their decisions". In other words, the way of identifying a case no longer needs to be tied to the citation practices of a specific publisher or law reporter.

It has been widely adopted by Canadian courts and has had a significant impact on the development of case citators such as the freely available RefLex tool developed by CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:39 pm


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