New online and digital commentary service on ethics and the lawyer helps practitioners stay across changes in the law.

Risk management is a key concern for lawyers and firms: 77 per cent of survey respondents at the 2014 CLANZ conference indicated that managing risk was their most significant pain point or concern. 82 per cent of LawPlus survey respondents rated managing risk as having a high impact on their role. Compliance with professional obligations is an important aspect of risk management, but this area of law changes regularly. LexisNexis Professional Responsibility in New Zealand provides expert commentary on the professional obligations of lawyers, mediators, and non-lawyer advocates.

The commentary includes annotated legislation, topic-based commentary on issues outside of the relevant legislation, and updates on important case law to help practitioners stay across changes in the law. Legal professionals are able to manage risk more effectively by ensuring that all lawyers in the company understand their ethical obligations. The main advantage is that they can stay up to date with any changes in the law around professional responsibility. Furthermore, they learn how to navigate difficult ethical issues, such as when the opposing party is a lay litigant.

LexisNexis Professional Responsibility is part of the LexisNexis SmartOffice Research solution and available online via the LNNZ platform or in digital format on LexisNexis Red. Access is possible without an internet connection on LexisNexis Red. This allows lawyers to find answers to legal ethics questions quickly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Benefits of LexisNexis Professional Responsibility

  • Regular updates, including case law and legislative changes
  • Analysis of relevant cases and legislation
  • Comprehensive and robust content
  • Available online via the LNNZ platform or on LexisNexis Red
  • Seamlessly link to other subscription products for deeper research
  • Written by experts in the field, including judges, academics and leading practitioners

Media Contacts

Svenja Doermann
Marketing Communications Executive
LexisNexis NZ
Tel:+64 27 702 6340

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