Calgary Law Library Group

  • 30 Mar 2017 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    We are excited to be partnering with the Canadian Bar Association’s Research Section for our next Lunch & Learn presentation!  Sarah Sutherland, Manager of Content and Partnerships at CanLII, will be discussing new developments at CanLII.

    Date & Time: Wednesday, April 19 at 12 pm

    Location: Canadian Bar Association Office, Suite 710, 777 8 Avenue SW

    Cost: Free if you bring your own lunch; $15 if you’d like to partake in the CBA’s lunch service (please bring a cheque made out to “Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch)

    Please RSVP by email to Linda Chapman ( with “CBA Research Section Meeing, April 19” in the subject line and CC:  The deadline to RSVP is April 14, 2017.

  • 22 Mar 2017 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    In the next week or so, you will be noticing some exciting changes to the CLLG website, as the Website Committee completes the transition to a new platform, effective April 1.

    For active CLLG members: you don’t need to do anything but eagerly await the new look and feel of the website, email newsletters and blog post updates.

    For non-members who subscribe to the blog by e-mail: In order to continue receiving updates you will be able to do so via RSS (after April 1) or you can join CLLG and receive updates right to your inbox.

    We don’t anticipate any disruption during the transition, so stay tuned!

  • 21 Mar 2017 2:05 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to Gisele Abt, Manager, Alberta Queen’s Printer for sharing the 2017 project and planning outlook last week. Presentation slides are are now available on Dropbox in the 2016-2017 Seminar Presentations folder via the members only section of the website.

  • 28 Feb 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    CLLG is hosting a Lunch & Learn presentation with the Alberta's Queen's Printer on March 16, 2017  Come and find out what's trending with the QP.

    Details about this session and RSVP are available here.

  • 31 Jan 2017 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    It is that time of year again! The CLLG Education Committee is now ready to accept applications for the Calgary Law Library Group Education Grant. The details are outlined on the CLLG website.

    The application form is available on the education grant page of the website and the deadline for applications is February 25th, 2017.

    This is a great opportunity for assistance to further your professional development.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Education Grant Committee.

  • 05 Jan 2017 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    Not sure how many CLLG members are aware of the Andornot Professional Development Grant.  Andornot  is providing an “annual grant (up to $1000 CAD) to help you attend a conference or event that Andornot also exhibits at or attends, as part of your ongoing professional development activities”.  The application deadline of January 31, 2017 is fast approaching!  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!  Find out more and apply online here.

  • 23 Nov 2016 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    Please RSVP to the Program Committee by Friday, November 25.

    When: Wednesday, December 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
    Where: Bank Managers’ Room, Bank & Baron P.U.B., 125 – 8 Avenue, SW
    Cost: CLLG Members $17, Non-Members $22

    Appetizers and complimentary beverage included.

    Please note: In order to ensure the venue’s private room, please RSVP ASAP.

  • 03 Nov 2016 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has just released the white paper Defining ROI: Law Library Best Practices.  This paper builds on the analysis and insight from their 2015 The Economic Value of Law Libraries report by providing practical strategies and solutions to help you measure and demonstrate value and ROI in your library.  Contributors include thought leaders from across the AALL spectrum who share their own experiences and advice.

  • 01 Nov 2016 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Friends and Colleagues:

    The Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2017 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. The Grant subsidizes a foreign law librarian to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the world’s largest law librarian professional organization.

    The FCIL Schaffer Grant for the AALL Annual Meeting ( in Austin, Texas (July 15-18, 2017) provides a waiver of the AALL Annual Meeting full registration fee and a grant of a minimum $2,000 to assist with accommodations and travel costs.

    Applicants must be law librarians or other professionals working in the legal information field, currently employed in countries other than the United States, and with significant responsibility for the organization, preservation, or provision of legal information. The application deadline is December 16, 2016. The Grant Committee will not consider late or incomplete applications. Please note: Grant winners must pay all expenses in advance. Grant awards will only be disbursed at the AALL Annual Meeting.

    Details regarding the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians as well as the application form can be found at

    Please feel free to contact me or another committee member if you have any questions about the 2017 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. Also, I hope you will distribute this announcement to any law library listserv or to individuals who might be interested in attending the 2017 AALL Annual Meeting.


    Mark Engsberg
    Chair, 2016 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians Selection Committee

  • 01 Nov 2016 2:21 PM | Anonymous

    Eric Appleby, CEO of Maritime Law Book Ltd. and Colin Lachance, CEO of 9766758 Canada Inc., are pleased to announce the rebirth of a Canadian legal publishing icon.

    Founded in 1969 and operating continuously from its Fredericton base, Maritime Law Book broke through with one of many leading innovations in Canadian case law publishing when it launched as an independent regional case law reporter. Over its first decade, MLB added regional reporters in all provinces outside Quebec; it created important national reporter series; and it developed a unique and much-loved topical Key Number System.

    No less creative on the digital side, MLB was the first to include digital diskettes of its reported case law in the cover of its print reporters; it was the first (in 1997!) to transition to the world wide web as its digital platform; and it was the first commercial provider to make a substantial body of unedited case law available online at no charge through its Raw Law service.

    Under the new ownership of 9766758 Canada Inc., and continuing to operate proudly as “Maritime Law Book”, MLB is set to once again lead a new revolution in case law access and legal research.

    The reborn MLB will shortly re-launch with a world-class legal information processing engine that leverages cutting edge natural language process technology to make research easier and more efficient.

    “The pace of technological advancement is accelerating, and we want to bring the benefits of that advancement to legal researchers,” says Colin Lachance. “In addition to smarter search, we will provide high demand tools like visualizations that allow you to more quickly zero in on the cases you need, and we will deliver personalized research trails that help you train our system to learn what’s important to you.”

    The acquisition is effective as of November 1, 2016. The parties are working closely to support the interests of current online Maritime Law Book customers. The existing platform will remain in operation at throughout November and until the new platform is launched.

    For more information, please contact:

    Eric Appleby
    Maritime Law Book Ltd.

    Colin Lachance
    9766758 Canada Inc.

    About 9766758 Canada Inc.:
    This independent, Canadian-owned and Ottawa-based company will operate as Maritime Law Book. Its CEO, Colin Lachance, was the former CEO of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), and was previously recognized among the 2013 Fastcase50 class of legal innovators, the 2014 class of American Bar Association Journal “Legal Rebels”, and the 2014 class of Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers. Colin is an active blogger, speaker and consultant, and is frequently invited to support the research and strategic planning efforts of bar and law library associations, judges, companies, law firms, public interest organizations and legal tech entrepreneurs as they navigate legal market changes.
    The company is owned by F2 Management Inc. and Miralaw Inc., the latter of which will also act as Maritime Law Book’s technology supplier. Miralaw has developed and applied new techniques in machine learning to legal information and has launched, a personal divorce assistant that has been profiled around the world for its innovative approach. Its founder and CEO, Sam Witherspoon, has been featured by the Canadian Bar Association as a new generation of lawyer that is “Doing Law Differently”; one who brings experience as an engineer, Federal Court Clerk and IP lawyer to advancement of legal tech and analytics.


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