Bronwyn Guiton, librarian at Lawson Lundell LLP in Vancouver, has compiled responses from Canadian law librarians regarding WestlawNext user annotations being stored on servers in the USA. She shared those responses on the CALL-L listserv today and allowed us to post them here:
This is a follow up to my June 27th email to this listserv regarding WestlawNext user annotations being stored on servers in the USA. I received 11 responses through CALL and VALL (Vancouver Association of Law Libraries) and am happy to share my findings with you this morning as a thank you for your responses and feedback.
At its most recent business meeting at the Winnipeg annual conference of CALL, the Courthouse and Law Society Libraries SIG discussed the issues relating to self-represented litigants and access to justice.
People interested in following news about this should know that the non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) has been publishing a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice since early 2013.
The following messeage is from Sarah Sutherland, Manager, Content and Partnerships at CanLII.
A few weeks ago, we introduced CanLII Connects (http://canliiconnects.org/en). This community site was created to make it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions.
The award recognizes new commercial information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures or innovative products which improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials.
Le Centre d'accès à l'information juridique (CAIJ), le réseau de bibliothèques associé au Barreau du Québec, a signé des ententes de partenariat avec sept cabinets d’avocats afin de rendre leurs publications accessibles sans frais sur le site Internet du CAIJ à partir de juin.