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its original Executive Director, Janine Miller (ret’d April 2011). As Project
Director in CanLII’s pre-history, as its ambassador and driving force
throughout its first decade, and finally as generous educator of the current
Board and President, Janine's passion for CanLII made many true believers in
the cause of free access to law. Her inspiration and efforts are reflected in
the 2012 to 2014 strategic plan.
thanks and acknowledgements are due to the countless volunteers of the
provincial and territories law societies who directly, and through the
Federation of Law Societies, provided the human and financial resources
necessary to take CanLII from concept to reality to fixture of the Canadian
legal research landscape.
are due to the legal information professionals, both individually and
collectively through such institutions as the Canadian Association of Law
Libraries, who have lent their expertise, feedback and promotional support throughout
Finally, CanLII wishes to recognize the financial and non-financial contributions of Lexum, the provincial law foundations, the courts, the Justice Ministries, the tribunals and arbitrators and all others without whom the legal content itself – the cases and legislation – could not be consolidated by CanLII for the benefit of all Canadians.
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