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Legal Information Innovation in Saskatchewan

January 15, 2018

By Alan Kilpatrick

The Law Society of Saskatchewan Library’s ground-breaking efforts to improve access to legal information and justice were recently featured in Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. This peer-reviewed journal is the official publication of the Partnership, a national network of Canada’s provincial library associations.

The article, “Legal Information Innovation in Saskatchewan”, explores the work libraries are doing to innovative access to justice.  We encourage you to read the article and share it widely among your colleagues.

Abstract
Access to legal information enables people to identify the full range of legal options available to them. In some cases, access to legal information allows people to resolve legal problems outside the court system altogether. Unfortunately, access to legal information in Canada has been described as poor. At the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library, we have been exploring the role libraries can play in improving access to legal information. Over the past three years, we have participated in a multitude of legal information initiatives with justice, community, and library stakeholders. I am here to tell you about these initiatives and what we have learned about promoting access to legal information in a library setting. This article is adapted from presentations given at the 2017 Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference and the 2017 Saskatchewan Library Association Conference.

Suggested Citation

Kilpatrick, A. (2017). “Legal Information Innovation in Saskatchewan”. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 12(1).

 

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