vLex teams up with Legal Information and Resource Network to support Ontario courthouse libraries

vLex to provide exclusive access to full-text Canadian court cases

vLex teams up with Legal Information and Resource Network to support Ontario courthouse libraries

Global legal research company vLex has announced that it recently teamed up with non-profit library service provider Library and Information Resources Network (LiRN) to enhance legal research capabilities in 48 courthouse libraries across Ontario.

Under the partnership, vLex will provide exclusive access to the Irwin Law collection of more than 300 books, including the Maritime Law Book series, and over 300,000 full-text Canadian court decisions. According to vLex, these legal materials will be available alongside its AI-powered research assistant Vincent and indexed content from over 100 other providers.

“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,” said Tom Atkinson, vLex Global Markets business head for North America.

vLex added that with powerful AI technology, key secondary source materials, and primary case law available all in one platform, researchers in Ontario can save time and improve productivity.

Meanwhile, LiRN board chair Neil Guthrie expressed his delight at the inclusion of vLex products in their “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,” Guthrie said.

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