Canada: Alberta Lawyers Get Access To VLex / Justis

That’s the second release today about VLex content in the North American market…

 Alberta Law Libraries (ALL) have long been a leader in supporting remote desktop access to the essential resources Alberta lawyers need to effectively serve their clients. With the addition of vLex Justis to that offering, we are pleased to provide unlimited access to US, UK and Canadian primary law and other related legal resources to Alberta lawyers in their homes and other remote work locations when they need it most.

The newly-launched vLex Justis platform combines the best of vLex and JustisOne in a single resource that provides access to the largest collection of global legal information on one intelligent platform. Alberta lawyers will enjoy graphical visualisation of case law relationships and treatments, tools that help to pin-point the most important sections of a judgment quickly, and intuitive search functionality.

These capabilities are complemented by a series of other exclusive features, including Vincent, an AI-powered legal research assistant that can analyse any legal resource to discover important and related information that would be inaccessible through traditional search methods. Only vLex Justis has the volume and depth of content needed to power such an intelligent tool, making Vincent an unparalleled legal research assistant.

We’re thrilled to see Alberta join Manitoba and Saskatchewan in offering all lawyers access to vLex Justis and Vincent on a province-wide, remote desktop basis,” said Colin Lachance, vLex Justis General Manager for North America. “As an Alberta-educated and trained lawyer and current, though non-practising, member of the Law Society of Alberta, I’m especially thrilled to be partnering with Alberta Law Libraries to bring our resources to my former classmates and colleagues throughout the province.

At Alberta Law Libraries, our energies are always directed to connecting people with the world of legal information, and collaborating with vLex Justis to bring US, UK and Canadian legal resources is a key part of delivering on our commitments,” said ALL Director Dale Barrie. “While Canadian lawyers have always needed access to global legal resources, the rapidly changing legal environments triggered by current events make it especially essential to understand the laws and legal debates occurring across different jurisdictions. The added fact that our members will be able to access this content remotely, regardless of physical location, makes this an especially welcome and timely partnership.

vLex Justis access will be available to registered clients of Alberta Law Libraries starting April 1, 2020, alongside other ALL e-resources. Support can be accessed inside the platform, user guides are available on the vLex Justis website, and training webinars will be announced soon.