Canada: Lawyers Protest Plan to Close Northwest Territories Only Law Library
From the CBC:
The Northwest Territories government is pulling $223,000 in funding for the territory’s only law library and lawyers are concerned this will limit public access to legal resources.
Lawyer Sandra MacKenzie said she just found out this week about the plan to close the library through the Law Society of the N.W.T.
[Defence lawyer Paul] Falvo said some of resources in the library are available online, but many are not free.
“Publishers are moving to put everyone online, but that is often at a great cost to the subscriber,” he said.
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