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LexisNexis® Practical Guidance: Social Justice Launches 6th of April



A free, online resource providing information on New Zealand law

WELLINGTON, April 3, 2018 – LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal industry, announced today the launch of LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice, a free product aimed at offering information and guidance for individuals who are unable to afford a lawyer, wish to represent themselves in court, or better understand their rights in New Zealand. It is the intention of LexisNexis to promote the use of the product within the community, allowing the general public access to free legal information.

 LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice is available from this link:  

http://www.lexisnexis.co.nz/practicalguidance/practice-areas/social-justice/

Andy Boss, General Manager, LexisNexis NZ Ltd. said, “[LexisNexis] Practical Guidance: Social Justice module will be a helpful tool for anyone living and working in New Zealand. At LexisNexis, we are passionate about breaking down barriers to make the law more understandable and accessible to the general public.

“Practical Guidance: Social Justice provides a valuable resource for people not versed in the New Zealand legal system. Content for the module was created by legal professionals and legally trained authors who are passionate about social justice, to help the user better understand their rights and gain knowledge to stand for themselves.” Said Ekaterina Zamyatina, Practical Content Developer, LexisNexis NZ Ltd.

Available topics on the Practical Guidance: Social Justice resource include: 

  • Employment Cases: Gives step-by-step explanations of the disciplinary process raising personal grievance, mediation and going to employment court
  • Care of Children: Explains procedures included in disputes over child welfare and gives a clear description of what the determining factors are in these cases
  • Opposing Human Trafficking: Explains modern slavery and the current state of it in different countries
LexisNexis plans to release additional topics like General Tips for Legal Actions; Maori in Law, Your Rights, Criminal Cases, Immigration, Seniors, Ethnic Groups and Charities for future developments.

For those without internet access, LexisNexis encourages local libraries and community organisations to participate in the awareness campaign. Send an email to ekaterina.zamyatina@lexisnexis.co.nz for more details.

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 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.