LexisNexis alliance supports law school development programs

LexisNexis Legal and Professional, a legal research and business information firm in Miami Twp., has launched an alliance to help new lawyers as they start their community pro bono work and establish their practices, company officials announced Friday.

LexisNexis’ alliance with the International Justice Center for Postgraduate Development at Touro Law Center will provide postgraduate development programs — such as law school incubator and residency programs — with free access to legal research services from LexisNexis.

Participants will receive a one-year subscription to the LexisAdvance legal research information service, as well as Lexis Practice Advisor, which furnishes practical guidance for a specific practice area, along with sample forms, model documents and legal analysis.

“Incubator and residency programs play an increasingly important role in the continuing education of new lawyers — especially those committed to making a difference by helping under-served populations find justice — with the professional support and practical skills needed to be an effective advocate,” said Paul Speca, vice president of the LexisNexis law schools program, in a statement.