Tag Archives: CANLII

CanLII Connects: Free public access to commentary on Canadian court decisions

CanLII Connects has launched. CanLII Connects, developed by the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), provides free public “access [to] high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions.” CanLII Connects has a tumblr and a Twitter account: @CanLIIConnects Here is a description … Continue reading

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Neale: Citation Analysis of Canadian Case Law

Thom Neale, JD, of the Sunlight Foundation has published Citation Analysis of Canadian Case Law, Journal of Open Access to Law, 1(1) (2013). Here is the abstract: This study uses simple statistical and functional analysis in conjunction with network analysis … Continue reading

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CanLII Hackathon, 13-14 September 2013: Links and Resources

The CanLII Law, Government and Open Data Conference and Hackathon is being held 13-14 September 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Remote participants are welcome. Please see the details here. Click here for the event schedule. Click here for the data … Continue reading

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Upcoming Legal Hacking Events 2013-

So far there are several upcoming legal hacking events that we’re aware of (older events are listed here): September 13-14, 2013: CanLII law, government and open data conference and hackathon, Ottawa. September 16-19, 2013: Law Mining Hackathon at OKCon 2013, … Continue reading

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Neale: Citation Analysis of Canadian Case Law, using CanLII data

Thom Neale, JD, has published Citation Analysis of Canadian Case Law (Canadian Legal Information Institute, 2013). Here is a summary of the report: This study uses simple statistical and functional analysis in conjunction with network analysis algorithms to examine the … Continue reading

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Sutherland on Using Data to Leverage Access to Justice

Sarah Sutherland, MLIS, of CanLII, has posted Using Data to Leverage Access to Justice, at Slaw.ca. Here are excerpts from the post: In “Measuring Effectiveness of Access to Justice Initiatives,” a panel discussion [at the Canadian Bar Association’s Envisioning Equal … Continue reading

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CanLII launches API

Colin Lachance of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) tells us that CanLII, which provides free access to Canadian law, has opened an application programming interface (API). A description appears below. Colin has a new post at Slaw.ca that provides … Continue reading

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Employment Opportunity: President, Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)

Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) seeks applicants for the position of President. The agent for the search is Odgers Berndtson. Here is the relevant portion of the position announcement: “…CanLII is the country’s foremost provider of free-access legal information. A … Continue reading

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