LexisNexis Canada Adds Court Docket Services

I see that LexisNexis Canada has announced a new court docket service in Canada for dockets at the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada:

From one intuitive online interface, LexisNexis CaseConnection Dockets enables fast access to key case information for ongoing and new proceedings filed with the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. This information helps law firm, government and corporate professionals stay on top of emerging legal issues and cases quickly, cost-effectively and securely.

The press release was not clear on cost of the service, although registration here was free. I registered and there appears to be small charges for searching dockets or running saved searches to monitor docket activity. At this stage, it does not appear that one would be able to obtain the full-text of court filings from the Federal Court or Supreme Court of Canada (or at least the press release is silent on this point).

In addition, their litigation services appear to open the door to lawyers and law firms to serve court documents with an option to also sign up for their US court dockets service (trade-marked as CourtLink, a “fee” service I already use to access US court full-text court filings).

Having now mentioned this service on SLAW, I imagine I will be contacted by my LexisNexis Canada rep who may be able to provide more information or clarification at which point I can update this post in the comments if there is any additional information.

Comments

  1. In principle yes, this is a good thing.

    But I can count on the fingers of a couple of hands, the firms for whom this is life-changing. It’s when the provincial superior courts come on, that everyone will cheer.