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About CAIJ

CAIJ is the legal information broker for over 30,000 members of the legal community. It has become an indispensable resource for an evolved legal practice.

Mission

Make legal information available, first and foremost, to CAIJ members and ensure that it is consistently accessible, regardless of geographical location or working environment.

Vision

Be a special, preferred partner of CAIJ members.

Values

CAIJ fulfills its mission by relying on its close relationship with its members, its partnerships with other legal information stakeholders, the professionalism of its employees and the performance of its organization.

History

Since 2001, CAIJ has been democratizing justice by improving access to legal knowledge.

It was created based on a common desire to build an effective structure for all Quebec lawyers giving them quick access to an increasing amount of information in a rapidly changing technological environment. Initially, the Barreau du Québec, the Réseau d’information juridique du Québec (RIJQ), the Association des avocats et avocates de province (AAP), the Bar of Montreal and the Barreau de Québec intended to merge their 37 legal libraries. Today, CAIJ interacts regularly with the legal community to ensure access to quality legal information, which translates into innovative products and services.

  • CAIJ focused on format (2001-2004)
  • CAIJ focused on content (2004-2010)
  • CAIJ focused on knowledge (2010-2016)
  • CAIJ focused on communication (2016 to present)

 

CAIJ Founders

The CAIJ could not be what it is without the vision of the founding fathers who built this organization:

  • The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, 
  • The honourable Michel A. Pinsonnault
  • The honourable Clément Samson
  • Mtre Pierre Mazurette, Ad. E., Q.C.

They were precursors in defining the CAIJ’s mission because it opened the way for all lawyers by prioritizing the equality of the dissemination of legal information between regions throughout Quebec allowing lawyers to serve their customers with the same quality of services.  They also knew how to anticipate and find a concrete solution to the issues related to the reality of mobile practice. In responding to these challenges, the founding fathers paved the way for greater access to justice. The CAIJ is still true to its roots and the organization plays a vital role in defending the accessibility to justice pledge of our democracy.

 

CAIJ mainly serves members of the Barreau du Québec, the judiciary and legal professionals.

CAIJ is the work of pioneers established in the legal community and visionaries who support its development.

All management and employee efforts are aimed at maintaining CAIJ’s position as the ultimate resource for legal information by supporting every member.

CAIJ works with discipline and transparency in support of the legal community and discloses its strategic orientations and results.