Courtroom Connect and LexisNexis to Bring Video and Audio Content to LexisNexis Law School eBooks
LexisNexis Courtroom Cast to “go beyond the book” with multi-media
resources within legal eBooks
June 30, 2014 — NEW YORK – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, and Courtroom Connect today announced that LexisNexis will license, feature and promote the Courtroom Connect academic content, CVN Law School, within law school eBooks and through other channels. This broad integration of video and audio content will be named LexisNexis® Courtroom Cast powered by Courtroom View Network.
“Many law students find it difficult to develop a deep understanding of the material by text alone. They can greatly benefit from additional resources to complement their books,” said Olympia Duhart, co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers and professor of law at Nova Southeastern University. “The new offering from LexisNexis and Courtroom View Network will help address these needs. I’m excited about the learning opportunities created by video and audio embedded into law school eBooks. This will bring an important layer to my teaching, and a critical learning tool to students.”
CVN Law School is the academic portal of Courtroom View Network, a pioneer in delivering on-demand multimedia content to the legal academic environment. It offers students and faculty a searchable, online learning platform with more than 2,000 audio-recorded judicial opinions and thousands of hours of video footage of U.S. legal proceedings. The platform also features video training libraries based on original courtroom video, covering 87 topics in the key course areas of Evidence, Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy.
LexisNexis Courtroom Cast will offer content in two ways:
- Access via eBooks – LexisNexis will integrate courtroom video and audio case files within select legal eBooks used by law students, taking readers directly from the text to the courtroom with video or audio from LexisNexis Courtroom Cast.
- Video & Audio via the Web – CVN courtroom video and audio will be offered via the rebranded portal to new and existing law school libraries, students and other customers. Additionally, LexisNexis will engage with law professors to encourage use of the LexisNexis Courtroom Cast resources as teaching tool in association with classes.
“Multimedia content from CVN Law School enables law students to enhance their education by listening, watching and learning from real courtroom events anytime from anywhere,” said Andrew Feinberg, CEO of Courtroom Connect. “We are very delighted about the collaboration with LexisNexis. Their resources and expertise provide new, innovative and expanded ways to deliver content through eBooks and other means.”
“People read and comprehend information in different ways. That is why it’s key to ‘go beyond the book’ to provide rich, multi-media experiences which enhance the understanding of the law by established and aspiring legal professionals,” said Scott Meiser, senior director, Research Information - eBooks & Digital Library at LexisNexis. “The creation of LexisNexis Courtroom Cast is the most recent example of this.”
Earlier this year, LexisNexis launched an innovative role playing game within select law school eBooks and announced that the collection of eBooks from the American Bar Association will be offered within the LexisNexis® Digital Library e-lending solution, which offers access to legal eBooks from the most popular mobile devices and computers.
About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.
About Courtroom Connect
Courtroom Connect, founded in 2001 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, creates technology solutions and online platforms for legal and financial professionals, focusing on expanding access to legal events. Courtroom Connect is transforming the way attorneys prepare for, participate in, and learn from litigation. The two main brands at the company are Courtroom View Network (CVN) and Remote Counsel. CVN is a national news organization that opens unprecedented live and on demand access to courtroom proceedings and utilizes its vast archive of courtroom video content to create an online platform where the legal community collaborates to enhance litigation skills. Remote Counsel products leverage technology and partnerships to bring attorneys and other professionals remote, live access (video, text, and videoconferencing) to their events: depositions, trials, hearings, jury research, and more.