LexisNexis has announced it will support out of work lawyers by providing free access to its online training courses and the Lexis PSL Professional Support Lawyer service.  The new initiative, known as the Lexis Legal Intelligence Network is available now to lawyers who register with, and are recommended by, one of LexisNexis' partner recruitment consultancies: GMK and Lipson Lloyd-Jones. By joining the network lawyers will be able to actively keep up to date with the law, fulfill their ongoing CPD obligations and network with peers.

“There are many excellent lawyers who have been displaced by recent layoffs. In addition to the stress of job hunting they are facing the dilemma of deciding whether they can afford to pay to renew their practice certificates this October, and if they can invest in training to maintain their CPD accreditation.” said Alex Dumbrell, Head of KnowHow, LexisNexis. “By offering CPD accredited training and Lexis PSL at no cost, via the Legal Intelligence Network, we hope that we can make it easier for unemployed lawyers to stay fully engaged with our profession. We aim to better equip them for their next role as we move into a new world of legal practice.”

Over the coming months LexisNexis will work closely with members of the network to develop additional features that will provide the Legal Intelligence Network with additional opportunities for lawyers to further develop their careers and professional contacts.  

LexisNexis worked with a select number of lawyers as beta testers to refine this first stage of the network. Joanna Bhatia, one of these lawyers, said, “I am confident that the opportunity to extend and deepen my legal knowledge, and the new contacts I have made through LexisNexis, leave me very well placed as I return to the jobs market.” 

To join the Legal Intelligence Network people just need to register their interest at www.lexisnexis.org.uk/legalintelligence/LI-network/ – lawyers who have been recommended by one of our recruitment partners will then receive access codes for Lexis PSL and Butterworths webinars.