I have been working on a post about the various ways legal publishers have been responding to the current pandemic, but this news was too good to hold back for a longer piece. It is not often that legal publishers forego the opportunity for revenue. Many legal publishers have begun publishing kits and resources for their subscribers which sit behind a paywall. Kudos for Lexis Nexis for being the first publisher (that I know of) to make subscription resources available to the entire legal community for free. Content includes news from Law360 as well as a toolkit covering corporate, commercial,privacy/security, capital markets and life science issues. According to the press release, they are providing these resources “to help legal professionals, lawmakers and business leaders become better informed and successfully navigate the legal issues and intricacies surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO of North American Research Solutions is quoted in the press release: ““In this moment of fluid change and uncertainty, we couldn’t think of a better way to help our customers and the community than by offering full access to breaking news and analysis on COVID-19 from our award-winning Law360 newsroom and the Lexis Practice Advisor Coronavirus Resource Kit that helps lawyers practice and provide better counsel to their clients,”
Here is the full press release.
LexisNexis Offers Free, Comprehensive COVID-19 News Coverage and Practical Guidance Content from Law360 and Lexis Practice Advisor
- Law360 covers COVID-19’s impact on the government, business and the legal profession;
- Lexis Practice Advisor toolkit provides guidance and insights across multiple practice areas to support decision-making and counsel on COVID-19 matters
NEW YORK – March 16, 2020 – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today announced two free resources from Law360® and Lexis Practice Advisor® to help legal professionals, lawmakers and business leaders become better informed and successfully navigate the legal issues and intricacies surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“In this moment of fluid change and uncertainty, we couldn’t think of a better way to help our customers and the community than by offering full access to breaking news and analysis on COVID-19 from our award-winning Law360 newsroom and the Lexis Practice Advisor Coronavirus Resource Kit that helps lawyers practice and provide better counsel to their clients,” said Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO, North American Research Solutions at LexisNexis.
Law360 has launched a dedicated COVID-19 page containing breaking news, in-depth features and expert analysis and commentary on all things relating to COVID-19 and the law. Its comprehensive coverage and content illuminates how the global pandemic has impacted the legal industry and the practice of law, as well as the U.S. court system, federal agencies, industries, businesses and more. The free content is available at www.law360.com/coronavirus or delivered via electronic newsletter.
“The sheer volume of COVID-19 news and information makes it difficult for legal professionals, business leaders and government officials to comprehend its broader impact. That’s why Law360 is investing significant resources to ensure our readers are well-informed and better able to make decisions pertaining to COVID-19,” said Anne Urda, Editor in Chief, Law360. “In situations such as this, LexisNexis believes it is our top responsibility to inform the legal community and ensure everyone has access to as much information as possible, which is why we’ve made this content available to the public at no cost.”
The Law360 COVID-19 pages currently feature more than 180 stories across topics such as:
- Courts: Rulings, impacted cases, an interactive map of U.S. court closings and more
- Legal Industry: Impact on law firms and their clients, insights from legal practitioners and experts
- Practices: Employment, insurance, securities, M&A, contracts, and more
- Industries: Banking/finance, travel, hospitality, entertainment, pharmaceutical and more
- Government: New legislation, travel and trade restrictions, loans/tax relief, and more
- Global: Impact across major European (and Asian) markets and industries
To help U.S. attorneys manage the evolving COVID-19 crisis, Lexis Practice Advisor has developed a Coronavirus Resource Kit covering a wide range of topics across multiple practice areas. The Resource Kit addresses emerging issues and offers guidance relating to COVID-19 and the law. The Resource Kit’s content includes impact analysis on commercial deals and compliance, forms and guides for transactional and labor/employment contracts, regulatory tracking, and more. Among the areas covered by the Resource Kit include:
- Capital Markets & Corporate Governance
- Commercial Transactions
- Corporate and M&A
- Data Security & Privacy
- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
- Life Sciences
LexisNexis will continuously update its COVID-19 news coverage and Coronavirus Resource Kit, making them freely available to legal practitioners for the duration of the epidemic in order to help maintain the rule of law and return to normalcy as quickly as possible.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 10,600 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.
Law360, a LexisNexis company, is a one-stop source for legal news and in-depth analysis, with up-to-the-minute coverage of litigation, regulation and enforcement, legislation, executive orders, administrative hearings, corporate deal-making, and more across dozens of practice areas, industries, and jurisdictions. With a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and journalistic expertise, Law360 delivers the intelligence legal and business professionals need to remain experts and get ahead of the curve. Visit www.law360.com to find out what more than 1 million readers at top law firms, Fortune 1000 companies, and key government agencies already know.