As Slaw readers know, the Canadian Legal Information Institute – best known by its acronym CanLII – is Canada’s paramount portal for free access to Canadian legal information. It’s administered by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and funded by a levy on individual lawyers through the Barreau and the provincial and territorial law societies. As I continually tell legal audiences it’s the best bargain that lawyers get for their fees.
Now Canlii wants our help. Colin Lachance and his colleagues are engaged in a strategic planning exercise and have asked CorbinPartners Inc. to conduct an online survey to gather information about our needs and concerns as users. Our feedback is essential to CanLII’s future directions.
For purposes of obtaining statistically reliable results, invitations were sent to a scientifically chosen random sample of Canlii users.
If you weren’t picked for the survey, you can still do so. Just write a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the sample group, as part of a special “additional-volunteer” segment.
The survey takes about 10 minutes and will be open to Friday of this week – July 6, 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.