Effective September 1, 2017, members of the Law Society of Manitoba will have free access to Rangefindr.ca, a sentencing digest database. The principals behind Rangefindr.ca have leveraged the content in CanLII to create an easy to use product.
Click a few tags that describe the kinds of cases you’re looking for — such as assault cases where the accused is a first offender — and rangefindr.ca tells you what sentences were imposed in those cases.
To access Rangefindr.ca, log in to the Members’ Portal on the Law Society’s site, select “Library Resources” from the left hand navigation pane, and click on the Rangefindr.ca logo.
The Manitoba Bar Association is setting up a webinar to learn how to get the most out of Rangefindr. Stay tuned for details.