June 10, 2005
CALL/ACBD Awards 2005 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing to CanLII
The Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit (CALL/ACBD) is pleased to announce that the 2005 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing was awarded to the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII). CanLII received the award at the 43rd Annual Conference of the association held in St. John's Newfoundland.
The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) is a not-for-profit organization founded by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, with the goal to make primary sources of Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. The members of the Award Committee recognized CanLII for its commitment to excellence in legal publishing in the development of its publically accessible web-site, located at www.canlii.org. In the five years since its creation the site has dramatically improved the scope and depth of its collection of jurisprudence and legislation, which represents all Canadian jurisdictions, and has increased public access to, and the transparency of, law and justice in Canada. In consultation with the Courts and the judicial community, the CanLII team has worked cooperatively to develop standards such as neutral citation and file naming conventions.
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