At this week’s annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries in Ottawa, the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing was awarded to Maritime Law Book.
Since 1999, the Award has been given by the Association every year to acknowledge the work that is done by publishers to provide the Canadian legal profession with high quality materials for use in understanding and researching the law.
From the announcement:
“Maritime Law Book is a Canadian owned and operated company located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It started operations in 1969 by publishing Canadian caselaw from jurisdictions not covered by other publishers. It now publishes 14 law reporters encompassing every common law jurisdiction in Canada. These reporters are available both online and in print. Maritime Law Book has developed a Key Number System to classify all its reported cases. This detailed and analytical indexing system was a fundamental legal research tool in the days before sophisticated online databases and search capabilities, and it continues to be a tremendously efficient and important way to research and find relevant Canadian caselaw online”.