Last week I attended the HALL (Halifax Association of Law Libraries) annual publishers forum. This is where the usual suspects of legal publishing, print and electronic, regaled HALL with their new products and offers. Many of these offerings are very interesting and I always enjoy coming to this forum and seeing in which directions the various publishers are moving in. Among the group this year was CanLII, demonstrating their Reflex options. This made me start to think about a few things. How do the vendors view CanLII? As we have seen from previous posts, in Australia, the vendors have decided to â€śjoin emâ€? rather than â€śfight emâ€?. How far can CanLII go with â€śvalue addedâ€? features? Is CanLII going to settle into a complimentary role or will it take on a competitive role with the for profit vendors? And moreover, how do I feel about this? Iâ€™m a big fan of CanLII, I believe the product of public legal system should be publically available. At the same time I am an inveterate user of the value added features available from the vendors. In my environment CanLII is becoming one of the primary options in teaching legal research to non-law students or SNAILS (students not actually in law), who may not otherwise have access to the vendor databases. CanLII seems to be accelerating their growth in the last couple of years, as evidenced by winning the 2005 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing from CALL/ACBD. My question is not where is CanLII going? But rather, where do Canadian Legal Researchers see CanLII going?