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CanLII president stepping down

Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 9:06 AM | By John Chunn


The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) announced that Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay will step down as president and CEO after six years of service, to pursue new opportunities. He will remain in the position until a successor is found.

“It has been a privilege to serve as CanLII’s president and CEO and to work with an outstanding team of dedicated and talented employees,” Beauchamp-Tremblay said in a press release. “... I’m excited for the future of the organization, but I feel it’s time to let someone else take the lead as CanLII looks ahead to its next Strategic Plan.”

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Xavier,” Crystal O’Donnell, chair of the CanLII board of directors, said in the news release. “He has done an outstanding job leading CanLII and preparing the organization for its future. He was especially instrumental in the acquisition of Lexum, CanLII’s technology provider. Xavier will be greatly missed and we wish him only the best as he embarks on his next adventure.”

CanLII is a not-for-profit organization created by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada with the support of all of Canada’s 14 law societies that regulate Canada’s legal professions in the public interest.