LawSites – First-Of-Its-Kind Project Launches To Expand Access To Canadian Legal Data

Sep 24, 2020 | Press

Influential U.S. legal industry and tech news blog LawSites reports on the LIDI launch.

Editor Bob Ambrogi writes:

“A first-of-its-kind nonprofit launching today seeks to broaden public access to Canadian primary law and other forms of legal data in order to advance access to justice, advance legal innovation, and help balance the sometimes competing concerns of open courts and personal privacy.

“Called the Legal Innovation Data Institute, the organization is modeled on open-data projects in the U.S. such as the Free Law Project and Harvard Law School’s Caselaw Access Project.

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“[Founder and Executive Director Colin] Lachance has extensive experience in Canadian legal publishing. He is co-founder and CEO of the research service Compass, former general manager for North America of global legal publisher vLex, and former president and CEO of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).”

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