Legal publishers LexisNexis have released a major, online resource providing free information about New Zealand law in a move designed to provide the New Zealand public with more information about New Zealand law.
Access to justice issues have become increasingly important and the aim of the new LexisNexis portal is to provide an extensive resource for those seeking information about New Zealand law.
LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice is a free product aimed at offering information and guidance for individuals who are unable to afford a lawyer, wishes to represent themselves in court, or better understand their rights in New Zealand.
It is the intention of LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal industry, to promote the product within the community, allowing the general public access to free legal information.
LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice is available to provide a wide range of information of assistance to those seeking information about cases, courts and justice issues.
Useful Online Tool
LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice module will be a helpful tool for anyone living and working in New Zealand. Through this module, LexisNexis is breaking down barriers to make the law more understandable and accessible to the general public.
The module provides a valuable resource for people not familiar with the New Zealand legal system. All content in the module was created by legally trained authors who are passionate about social justice, to help the user better understand their rights and gain knowledge to stand for themselves.
Available topics currently on Practical Guidance: Social Justice resource includes:
- General Tips for Civil Legal Actions: General introduction to the New Zealand legal system and things to consider before going to court.
- Employment Cases: Gives step by step explanation of the disciplinary process, raising a personal grievance, mediation and going to the employment court
- Care of Children: Explains procedures included in disputes over child welfare and gives a clear description of what the determining factors are in these cases
- Your Rights: Addresses issues that the general public might have and what are their rights in each situation, including housing, prison, mental health, alcohol and drugs
- Your safety: Describes different types of abuse and violence and ways of protection against it
- Opposing Human Trafficking: Explains modern slavery and the current state of it in different countries
There are also numerous, additional modules to be added to the social justice portal, forthcoming in the months ahead.
LexisNexis plans to release additional topics like Māori in Law, Criminal Cases, Immigration, Seniors, Ethnic Groups and Charities.
For those without internet access, LexisNexis encourages local libraries and community organisations to participate in the awareness campaign. CLICK HERE for more details.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organisations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services.
Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways.
Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organisations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.