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In episode 7 of the latest (and final) season of Netflix’s popular prison dramedy “Orange is the New Black,” two characters use LexisNexis for research as part of the storyline. In it, LexisNexis is described as being “like Google, if all you’re looking at is old legal cases.”
Pretty immediately, our Twitter mentions blew up with people saying they were surprised to see that we’re real.
Yes. We’re totally real!
And we do so much more than just “old legal cases,” too! We offer a wide suite of products designed to glean insights from the vast amounts of data available in our legal system – that includes new and ongoing cases, too. Click here to learn more about the Lexis Analytics suite.
Plus, click here to learn about LexisNexis solutions for correctional facilities.
In another fictional universe, Kara Danvers showed in season 4 of the CW’s “Supergirl” that journalists use LexisNexis to conduct news research and vet sources. But you can do that in our world, too! Click here to learn more about LexisNexis NewsDesk.
Plus, as part of our Rule of Law initiative, we’ve partnered with the Global Investigative Journalism Network to provide research tools to journalists around the world investigating corrupt regimes that weaken the Rule of Law. Click here to learn more about the nonprofit LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation.
Also part of our Rule of Law initiative is the eyeWitness to Atrocities app, which allows users to document human rights violations around the globe in a secure manner so that the data may be used as evidence in trial. Learn more about the app here.
Both “Supergirl” and “Orange is the New Black” cover topics related to social justice. Last year, Law360, a LexisNexis company, began its free Access to Justice newsletter. This is a free, weekly newsletter that informs readers on topics such as prison reform, inequality in the justice system, the reconstruction of Puerto Rico’s courts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and much more. You can subscribe here or follow them on Twitter here.
All of this just scratches the surface of what LexisNexis does. Appearing on these popular series is exciting, but we hope that people who learn about us via fiction will also embrace our mission in the real world to advance the Rule of Law.