vLex expands its services to support 48 courthouse libraries across Ontario, Canada through LiRN18 May 2022Press Release
Ontario, Canada. May 18th, 2022. — vLex is delighted to be partnering with LiRN to enrich library services and academic resources in law libraries across Ontario. vLex will be providing exclusive access to the Irwin Law collection of over 300 books, as well as over 300,000 full-text Canadian cases, including the Maritime Law Book series. These cases and legal books will be available alongside vLex’s award-winning legal research assistant, Vincent, and indexed content from over 100 other providers. With powerful artificial intelligence technology, key secondary source materials, and primary case law available all on one platform, vLex will help researchers in Ontario save time and improve productivity.
“Following vLex’s year of growth in North America, we are pleased to be recognised as a prominent new service in Canada through our partnership with LiRN, as we support their strategic plan for the 48 courthouse libraries in Ontario. We are confident that our extensive Canadian legal materials and award-winning technology will bring significant value to all courthouse libraries,” remarked Tom Atkinson, Head of Business for North America, vLex Global Markets.
Tom continued, “The Irwin Law E-Library will be a fantastic asset across Ontario, providing access to those Essential Guides to Canadian Law, while Vincent offers cross-jurisdictional recommendations to enable attorneys to build stronger arguments using persuasive authorities, and ensures that no important documents are missed. We look forward to supporting LiRN in their mission to enhance legal research capabilities in courthouse libraries across Ontario.”
Neil Guthrie, Chair of the LiRN Board of Directors, commented, “The Legal Information and Resource Network is thrilled to include vLex products in our game-changing suite of electronic resources for courthouse library users. Licensees can visit their closest courthouse library to access this cutting-edge legal research tool and the best in Canadian legal texts, making it easier to serve their clients well.”
vLex is a leading provider of award-winning technology and global legal information, providing access to comprehensive primary and secondary collections from over 100 countries, on one intelligent research platform. Founded over 20 years ago, vLex provides a cutting-edge service for thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments, and law schools around the world. With a team of over 200 lawyers, engineers, commercial executives, and editorial experts, vLex strives to deliver bespoke technology that enhances research and the connectivity of millions of editorially enriched legal documents.
The Legal Information and Resource Network administers grants and provides strategic leadership to the 48 county courthouse libraries in Ontario. Its mandate includes facilitating lawyer and paralegal competence through access to legal information, research, and training content. It does so by focussing on the needs of courthouse library users, supporting libraries and librarians, collaborating with stakeholders, and making evidence-based decisions.
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