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The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII; French: Institut canadien d'information juridique) is a non-profit organization created and funded by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada on behalf of its 14 member societies. CanLII is a member of the Free Access to Law Movement, which includes the primary stakeholders involved in free, open publication of law throughout the world.

CanLII
TypeNon-profit
PurposeLegal education
Parent organization
Federation of Law Societies of Canada
Websitewww.canlii.org, canliiconnects.org

CanLII offers free public access to over 2.4 million documents[1] across more than 300 case law and legislative databases.[2] It is used by lawyers, legal professionals and the general public, with usage averaging over 30,000 visits per day.[3] The case law database is reportedly growing at a rate of approximately 120,000 new cases each year, 20% of which are historic cases which are included to enrich existing databases.[4]

In April 2014, CanLII launched CanLII Connects, a legal community sourced publication and discussion platform for case law summaries and commentaries.[5][6]

In March 2018, CanLII launched a commentary program including law reviews, e-books, articles, public legal education materials, and reports.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CanLII - Search all CanLII Databases". Canlii.ca. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  2. ^ "CanLII - Scope of CanLII's Databases". Canlii.ca. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  3. ^ "CanLII's Top Ten Accessed Cases from 2018 – Slaw". www.slaw.ca. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  4. ^ "Un million de décisions..." droit-inc.com. 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  5. ^ "CanLII Connects!". National Magazine. Canadian Bar Association.
  6. ^ "CanLII Connects website connects accessible law to Canadians". Financial Post. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  7. ^ "More commentary!". The CanLII Blog. 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2018-09-12.

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