LexisNexis and the Washington State Bar Association Announce Joint Publishing Relationship

March 16, 2021

NEW YORK & SEATTLE – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, and the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) today announced the beginning of a new joint publishing relationship to combine their respective expertise in serving the research needs of Washington lawyers.

Under the multi-year agreement, WSBA’s expert staff will continue to recruit and work with leading Washington practitioners to develop and update authoritative deskbooks on Washington law and practice. LexisNexis will provide the scale and expertise for which it’s known in handling production, sales, marketing, and fulfillment for WSBA deskbooks.

LexisNexis will also become the sole source provider of all WSBA deskbooks in print; will, for the first time, make them available as eBooks (both for individual purchase and through the LexisNexis Digital Library) for increased convenience and portability; and will offer the deskbook library of content through its suite of online research offerings, including The Lexis® service and the recently launched Lexis+.

“We’re thrilled to add the Washington State Bar Association to our current stable of strategic content alliances” said Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO, LexisNexis North America. “WSBA is known for creating premier, authoritative resources for legal practitioners in Washington state and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to bring those resources to market in new, expanded, and innovative ways.”

“One of the WSBA's objectives is to encourage Washington's legal practitioners to share their expertise with the legal community by writing and editing deskbooks,” said Kyle Sciuchetti, president of the WSBA. “By working with LexisNexis, we expect to focus our energy on the content of the resources rather than the production itself.”

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About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional® is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that helps 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 160 countries with 10,400 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

About the Washington State Bar Association

The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state’s more than 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals. In furtherance of its obligation to protect and serve the public, the WSBA both regulates lawyers and other legal professionals and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.

WSBA Deskbooks – written and edited by Washington lawyers for Washington lawyers – are recognized as authoritative sources on Washington law and have been cited by Washington appellate courts in over 250 opinions. Full of practice tips, forms, and checklists, Deskbooks are the foundation of a Washington law reference library.

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Media Contacts

Dana Greenstein
Director, Corporate Communications
LexisNexis Legal & Professional

Jennifer Olegario
Communication Strategies Manager
Washington State Bar Association