LexisNexis Collaborates with the National Bar Association on Legal Technology and Rule of Law Initiatives

October 15, 2020

New York, NY – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional and the National Bar Association (NBA) have signed a multi-year agreement to support the mission and goals of both organizations, including programs and initiatives to help combat systemic racism and racial inequality, assist the NBA’s efforts to serve its members and the community, and support the LexisNexis mission to advance the Rule of Law and its Inclusion & Diversity strategy.

LexisNexis has been strongly committed to advancing the rule of law through projects such as the United Nations Global Compact’s Business for the Rule of Law Framework (B4ROL), the International Bar Association eyeWitness to Atrocities app, and the LexisNexis Rule of Law Impact Tracker.

“We are excited to establish this new relationship with the NBA and welcome the Association to our Global Associations network,” said Ian Mcdougall, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, LexisNexis. “We must do more to eradicate racism and ensure equality for all under the law, transparency of law, independent judiciaries, and accessible legal remedy. We look forward to collaborating on initiatives with the NBA to influence and address inequality in our communities. We believe we can make lasting and positive change in the fight against injustice through strengthening the rule of law.”

As part of the new agreement, LexisNexis provided support for the NBA Wiley A. Branton Virtual 2020 Symposium and is working with the NBA to develop an enhanced kit of legal resources and thought leadership for the association’s work on election protection rights.

“We are absolutely delighted by our global partnership with LexisNexis,” said CK Hoffler, President, National Bar Association. “Indeed, the best way to work to eradicate racism and disparities is to collaborate with social justice groups equally committed to their eradication and whose vision is to create a stronger global environment devoid of racial disparity.

“The NBA is committed to closing the racial divide and is thrilled that LexisNexis has embraced our programmatic initiatives to progress voter rights and police reform and to support communities most affected by COVID.”

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