Rural lawyers concerned about funding cut for online legal research
"Rural sole practitioners say their work has become more difficult with the LibraryCo Toolkit that used to provide remote desktop case law search services no longer available since the beginning of the year. ‘They are looking at the whole of the operation,’ says Cheryl Siran 'When you are a person like me, I happen to be a single father raising five young kids at home by myself, so after business hours I need to be at home to look after my kids,' says sole practitioner Charles Lugosi. Lugosi lives in Brantford, Ont., where the local law library is open between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., a time when lawyers are generally in court. That makes doing research difficult for lawyers like him after the Law Foundation of Ontario discontinued funding for the online toolkit at the beginning of the year ..."