We are pleased to make our premium Canadian legal research platform available to LPP Candidates and Mentors at no charge.

From the moment you sign-up and your LPP affiliation is verified (this step could take a day or two), until August 31, 2018, you will have unlimited, anywhere access to vLex Canada Premium.

Use it during your course work, use it during your placement, use it for anything you do - all at no charge!


Building on the decades of editorial expertise that made the original Maritime Law Book national and regional case reporters treasured resources across the country, as well as on continued national English language court coverage, Compass, with the support of its partners, now provides four new, feature-rich platforms: 

  • vLex Open Canada – a free tier of access to Canadian primary law
  • vLex Canada Premium – featuring a professional grade suite of tools and services for lawyers, alongside the Canadian Legal Bookshelf (a wide selection of core Irwin Law texts from its award-winning Essentials of Canadian Law series) as well as select law journals and other valuable current awareness and research resources
  • vLex US - one of the most comprehensive collections of U.S. federal and state case law and codes anywhere, complemented by dozens of rich secondary sources.
  • vLex Global –  90,000,000 documents including case law, legislation, regulations, books and journals, and other secondary materials from Canada, the United States and more than 100 countries. Enhanced with legal editorial analysis and commentary, all updated daily


With the continued departure of small independent publishers and the nascent state of the legal tech startup market, the need for strong and innovative commercial competition to the big players has never been more pressing,” says Compass CEO Colin Lachance. “Building on the backbone of the historic MLB collection and the active participation of great partners who bring advanced technology and successful track records of decades of legal innovation and disruption, we will provide that competition.”


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About Compass

9766758 Canada Inc. operating as Maritime Law Book and as Compass, is the successor to the original Maritime Law Book Ltd. It has a deep historical collection of richly annotated case law which it combines with new decisions from Canadian courts to provide online research and integration tools to facilitate access to that content. Compass is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.


About vLex

vLex is a leading online global legal intelligence provider with case law and legislation from 100+ countries, editorial content with daily analysis from 900+ collaborating publishers, and a smartsearch platform leveraged by machine learning. vLex is co-headquartered in Barcelona and Miami, with offices in Madrid, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Bogotá and Santiago de Chile.