"In this moment of fluid change and uncertainty, we couldn't think of a better way to help our customers and the community than by offering full access to breaking news and analysis on COVID-19 from our award-winning The Lawyer's Daily newsroom and the Lexis Practice Advisor Coronavirus Document Kit that helps lawyers practice and provide better counsel to their clients," said Eric Wright, CEO, at LexisNexis Canada.
The Lawyer's Daily has launched a dedicated COVID-19 page containing breaking news, in-depth features, expert analysis and commentary on all things relating to COVID-19 and the law. It's comprehensive coverage and content illuminates how the global pandemic has impacted the legal industry and the practice of law, as well as the Canadian court system, federal agencies, industries, businesses and more. The free content is available at The Lawyer's Daily or delivered via electronic newsletter.
"The rapid volume of COVID-19 news and information coming out now makes it a huge task for legal professionals, business leaders and government officials to comprehend its broader impact on the justice system. That's why The Lawyer's Daily is investing significant resources to ensure its readers are well-informed and better able to make decisions pertaining to COVID-19," said John Carson, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The Lawyer's Daily.
"The Lawyer's Daily has a responsibility to ensure everyone has unrestricted access to as much information as possible, including legal news, analysis articles and commentary on COVID-19. It has made this content available at no cost and is being updated daily for anyone who needs it."
The Lawyer's Daily COVID-19 Updates page currently features links to stories across topics such as:
- Courts: Supreme Court of Canada, closures, suspensions, procedural changes and other plans across multiple jurisdictions
- Legal industry and business of law: Impact on law firms and their clients, insights from legal practitioners and experts
- Areas of practice: Labour and employment, insurance, criminal, civil, personal injury and in-house counsel among others
- Industries: Banking/finance, travel, intellectual property and patenting, pharmaceutical and more
- Government: New legislation, travel and trade restrictions, border control and more
To help Canadian lawyers manage the evolving COVID-19 crisis, Lexis Practice Advisor has developed a Coronavirus Document Kit covering a wide range of topics across multiple practice areas. The Document Kit addresses emerging issues and offers guidance relating to COVID-19 and the law.
The content includes guidance for employers on their obligations during a pandemic, key implications of COVID-19 for Canadian public companies, insight on commercial deals and terms, crisis communications, and more. Among the areas covered by the Document Kit include:
- Capital Markets and M&A
- In-House Counsel
LexisNexis will continuously update its COVID-19 news coverage and Coronavirus Document Kit, making them freely available to legal practitioners for the duration of the epidemic in order to help maintain the rule of law and return to normalcy as quickly as possible.
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About The Lawyer's Daily
The Lawyer's Daily, a LexisNexis product, provides Canadian legal news, analysis and current awareness for lawyers and legal professionals who need a real-time view on the shifting legal landscape. Produced by a dedicated team of reporters, freelancers and editors, The Lawyer's Daily provides the critical breaking daily news and digests free for all users, in addition to legal industry news. Subscribers to The Lawyer's Daily receive additional in-depth analysis of legal developments, illuminating thought leadership, regular insight from our columnists, and access to historical news and digests from The Lawyers Weekly. This content is delivered on TheLawyersDaily.ca, in Lexis Advance Quicklaw and via AOP-specific newsletters. All these channels combine to keep legal professionals up-to- date and ahead of the curve to provide them with a competitive advantage.
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