CAIJ, the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (the network of courthouse law libraries associated with the Québec Bar Association), has signed resource sharing agreements with 6 major law firms in Québec that will make their legal commentary freely available on the CAIJ website.
The firms in question are:
- Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells
- De Grandpré Chait
- Langlois Kronström Desjardins
Their guides, bulletins and commentary articles will be added to a collection that already includes full-text commentary and textbooks including the Développements récents (annual reviews of areas of law), the Collection de droit (Bar School materials), proceedings of the annual Quebec Bar Association congresses, a growing number of treatises from publisher Wilson & Lafleur, numerous annotated acts, case law, and a list of thousands of legal questions with their corresponding answers.
There are now a total of 13 law firms that have agreements to share material with CAIJ. Last June, CAIJ had added publications from the following 7 major firms:
- Borden Ladner Gervais
- Fasken Martineau
- Miller Thomson
- Norton Rose Fullbright
- Stikeman Elliott
Readers may also be familiar with similar initiatives such as CanLII Connects that allows publishers, law firms and academics to share commentary on cases and legislation on the CanLII website funded by Canada’s provincial and territorial law societies.