Colin Lachance, Joan Rataic-Lang

We’re very pleased indeed to announce that Colin Lachance and Joan Rataic-Lang have joined our roster of columnists.

Colin Lachance is the newly appointed President and CEO of CanLII. A lawyer by training, his career before CanLII was largely focused on communications law and policy. Following a few years in the marketing and government relations ends of the telecommunications industry, Colin started part-time studies towards an LL.M. at the University of Ottawa. As he puts it, to his “surprise and delight,” grad school opened him up to very different possibilities and ultimately a career change that brought him to CanLII. He now hopes to complete his LL.M. in 2012 with a new focus on open access to legal information.

Colin joins the group of columnists writing under the rubric Justice Issues.

Joan Rataic-Lang has held the dual role of Executive Director and Library Manager at the Toronto Lawyers Association since July, 2010, meaning that, among her many other duties, she is responsible for the Court House Library at 361 University Ave. Previous to that she was Library Manager at Aird & Berlis, Gowlings and most recently, Osler Hoskin and Harcourt. Immediately upon graduation with her McGill M.L.I.S. Joan worked in library automation and has also spent time in education and executive search.

Joan will write within the Legal Information group of columnists.


  1. Some fine additions. Welcome to Slaw, Colin and Joan!

  2. +1 Welcome to Slaw, Colin and Joan!