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Three emerging trends that continue to define legal research in 2016
Posted on 01-14-2016 by pavan

“While fundamentals of the practice of law will remain, Big Data, the tools to harvest it and the emerging force of the Millennials will not only supplement the fundamentals, but create a new class of research that will give those crafty enough... Read More

Tags: Sean Fitzpatrick , Millennials , infographic , LIT , legalresearch , technology , featured , Latest Headlines & Stories , machine learning

Typos
Posted on 09-30-2016 by Georgia Akers

Oh my. It’s my specialty! How important are typos? Are they going to be the death of someone? Should they be? Only a few people know if my resume had a typo on it when I got hired here (I like to think there were NONE) … and I was still hired... Read More

Tags: writinglegally

Don’t forget your b.s. meter when conducting workplace investigations
Posted on 09-21-2016 by jhyman

By now, you’ve likely heard about the plagiarism flap that has embroiled the GOP following Melania Trump’s Monday-night convention speech. In case you missed it, Melania Trump (or her speechwriter) is accused of copying parts of Michelle... Read More

Tags: Voting , LIT , Election , Labor & Employment

WIRTW #393 (the “Darth Trump” edition)
Posted on 09-21-2016 by jhyman

The Internet was invented in 1983 . It’s taken me 32 years to figure out why. The Internet was invented so that someone could replace audio of Darth Vader with audio of Donald Trump in Star Wars clips . Darth Trump wins the Internet. Here’s... Read More

Tags: Voting , LIT , Election , Labor & Employment , labor laws

The Story of Wellgyi and Its Maker
Posted on 09-16-2016 by gaythri raman

I first heard of the plight of farmers in Myanmar on August 6 th , 2013. It was the day I met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi , Nobel Laureate and now the State Counsellor of Myanmar. We were discussing ways in which LexisNexis could support the rule of law in this... Read More

Tags: Myanmar , t4lr , rule of law , ROL , LIT , gaythri raman , ln4rol , htet aung san , lexisnexis , wellgyi village , farmers , land rights , technology for land rights

Making An Impact, Flying to the Moon - Advancing the Rule of Law
Posted on 09-16-2016 by gaythri raman

A speech by Gaythri Raman at the Gala Dinner of the LexisNexis Asia Pacific Leadership Kick Off 2014 in Singapore on 2nd April 2014. Good evening everyone. Tonight, I am going to tell you two stories: The first is the story of Gloria Bon. I first... Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , Myanmar , rule of law , shawn clark , aung san suu kyi , ROL , LIT , gaythri raman , moving the needle , mike walsh , lexisnexis

Writing Mistakes
Posted on 09-16-2016 by Georgia Akers

As many students are going back to school, these Top 10 Student Writing Mistakes: Finals Edition can be used now, by everyone, in everyday writing. What are your worst offenders in your professional writing? Read More

Tags: writinglegally

LexisNexis Wired the Kimberly High Court
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Tracie Morris

LexisNexis South Africa has been working closely with the Department of Justice in South Africa to equip 13 courts with Wi-Fi. The latest court to become "wired" was the Kimberly's North Cape Division of the High Court. Learn more about... Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , ROL , LIT , South Africa Courts

Government Endorses Planned Land Mapping Pilot in Wellgyi Village
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Tracie Morris

The Myanmar govt endorsed a LexisNexis proposed project to address land disputes starting with a pilot program in aid of farmers in Wellgyi Village. Efforts are underway to obtain funding for the pilot of Tech for Land Rights. LexisNexis is proud to support... Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , Myanmar , Tech 4 Land Rights , ROL , LIT

LexisNexis Partners with UIA to Create Rule of Law Developmental Programs
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Tracie Morris

LexisNexis was thrilled to partner with the International Association of Lawyers to create multiple rule of law developmental programs focused on the Middle East and North Africa. Click here to learn more about the programs. Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , ROL , LIT , UIA

LexisNexis Launches the Rule of Law Impact Tracker
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Tracie Morris

Using data collected by the World Justice Project, LexisNexis created an application that benchmarks progress with the rule of law globally. The application is called the Rule of Law Impact Tracker. Click here to learn more. Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , Rule of Law Impact Tracker , ROL , LIT

Mock Trial Program for Future Law Students
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Tracie Morris

LexisNexis was honored to partner with the American Mock Trial Association to support future law students. Learn more about the program. Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , rule of law , ROL , LIT

eyeWitness to Atrocities
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Tracie Morris

LexisNexis welcomed the opportunity in 2015 to partner with the International Bar Association to create the eyeWitness to Atrocities application to further #RuleofLaw around the globe. The application allows video footage to be captured and stored in... Read More

Tags: 2016 Rule of Law Highlights , rule of law , eyeWitness , ROL , LIT

Why is the Rule of Law Important? 4 Factors to Consider [Infographic]
Posted on 09-15-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The relationship between the rule of law, and social and economic development lead to some positive and major advances for every country. In fact, when a country’s rule of law increases, even by 5 percent increases in GDP per capita and average... Read More

Tags: rule of law , ROL , LIT

Legal Research: Knowing When to Stop
Posted on 09-14-2016 by Jamie Baker

Beginning researchers often ask, "How do I know when I'm done?" This is a legitimate question because legal research can send you down many rabbit holes with seemingly endless resources to sort through. The University of San Francisco... Read More

Tags: #writinglegally

The Kaepernick-Sit: Can “Un-American” Be Valuable?
Posted on 09-12-2016 by Travis Burchart

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. - Evelyn Beatrice Hall* Colin Kaepernick has the unquestionable right to kneel in protest during the national anthem. It’s a right that’s spreading to... Read More

Quotation Marks
Posted on 09-06-2016 by Georgia Akers

Are you one of those people who use “air” quotation marks? I do. But I talk a lot with my hands. It’s important to know the proper way to use quotation marks. Don’t get caught using your fingers in the air inappropriately . Grammarly... Read More

Tags: writinglegally

September Webinar Series
Posted on 09-01-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

Check out the following September webinars for Lexis Advance, Lexis Practice Advisor and Lexis Securities Mosaic. Creating Virtual Library Shelves with Browse & Explore on Lexis Advance Date & Time: Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. ... Read More

Tags: Lexis Practice Advisor , lexis securities mosaic , webinar , Lexis Advance Enhancements

Voting age in the digital age: 16 ... your time has come
Posted on 08-30-2016 by Travis Burchart

Birthers ... you’ve heard of them. Voting agers .... probably not. Voting agers (my own term) believe the voting age should be lowered to 16. They’re not as noisy or influential as other political agitators, but they’re very much... Read More

Tags: Voting , LIT , Election

Comedy & free speech: Do the offended have rights? (Part 2)
Posted on 08-29-2016 by Travis Burchart

In my last post , I wrote about The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and its recently released documentary, Can We Take a Joke ? . Can We Take a Joke? delves into comedy on college campuses and, to a larger extent, entertainment comedy... Read More

Comedy & free speech: Do the offended have rights? (Part 1)
Posted on 08-29-2016 by Travis Burchart

Freedom can suffer a dangerous tunnel vision. It happens when the fight for one freedom censures or devalues a counter freedom. One of my freedom heroes - The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) - wants comedy audiences to lighten... Read More