CanLII acquires Lexum

February 28, 2018

On February 28, 2018, The Canadian Legal Information Institute (“CanLII”) announced the acquisition of Lexum Informatique Juridique Inc. (“Lexum”). Lexum has been CanLII’s strategic technology partner since CanLII’s inception.

CanLII is a non-profit organization launched in 2001 by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada on behalf of its 14 member law societies to provide efficient and open online access to a comprehensive collection of current judicial decisions and legislative documents.

Lexum is a software company specializing in the online management and publication of legal information. It provides solutions and services to producers and users of legal information, as well as other organizations that prepare, manage and publish large collections of documents.

Miller Thomson advised CanLII in this acquisition with a team that was led by Andrew Cohen and Julien Morier and that included Andrew Etcovitch, Troy McEachern, Ron Choudhury and Amina Boudiffa (tax/trusts); Francis Trifiro (financing); Claudia Desjardins Bélisle and Daphnée Beauchamp (labour and employment); Stuart Chaimberg (real estate); Philippe St-Louis (IP); and Sarah Lazure (corporate).