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 of CanLII Connects, from the service’s tumblr:

[…] until now, you could not find multiple thoughts about a single case in one place, at the same time, at no charge to the user and directly linked to the full text of the case!

CanLII Connects is launching with nearly 27,000 documents covering cases from 11 of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

These contribution come from national law firms, major regional firms, academics, leading practitioners and legal bloggers, research specialists, commercial publishers and law societies. These contributors were invited by CanLII to help us launch with a bang, but starting April 4th, we are accepting contributions from anyone with a demonstrated capacity for legal analysis.

Over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to develop the site to be responsive to the needs of the legal profession and the public. This includes technical things like making sure the site responds well to the screen size of your device, as well as editorial things like proactively soliciting participation across jurisdictions and legal topic to make the site even more useful.

With support of the broader legal community, CanLII will make it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to connect with high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. […]

HT @CanLIIConnects

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