How LexisNexis Legal & Professional Will Work To Advance Racial Justice

Posted on 10-16-2020

 

In an effort to advance racial justice and equality, LexisNexis is undertaking a series of actions to ensure greater diversity within the company and drive change in the communities it serves.

Practical Guidance has launched the Protestors’ Rights Resource Kit, a compilation of publicly available resources to inform protest participants and members of the press covering protests of their legal rights. The kit includes information from the websites of organizations that promote civil rights, equal rights and access to justice in addition to LexisNexis resources that provide background and context on constitutional rights and police civil liability.

LexisNexis Legal & Professional CEO Mike Walsh announced three areas of concentration aimed at advancing the rule of law and the company’s inclusion and diversity strategy:

  • Eliminate systemic racism in our legal systems. The company will make cash and in-kind donations over the next five years to organizations working to advance the rule of law and improve racial and social justice. The LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation will work with legal organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and other partners to raise awareness of inequities and hidden biases in legal systems and bring about change.
  • Be an advocate for Black lives. LexisNexis has signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and has committed to its five calls to action to ensure that ethnic minorities are represented at all levels of the organization.  Jamie Buckley, Chief Product Officer, was named the executive sponsor in support of the Charter.
  • Ensuring a culture and practice of inclusion and diversity. In the newly created Inclusion and Diversity Officer role, Ronda Moore is charged with developing and implementing a strategic inclusion and diversity agenda for LexisNexis Legal & Professional.

“LexisNexis people around the globe express their solidarity toward eliminating racism,” Walsh said. “They have submitted hundreds of ideas, large and small, on how we can help address racial injustice. The proof of our commitment will be in the actions we proudly push forward to fight systemic racism. We believe we can make a lasting and positive change in the fight against injustice for our employees and for our customers, while strengthening the rule of law.”