LexisNexis and the Washington State Bar Association Announce Joint Publishing Relationship │ March 17, 2021
NEW YORK & SEATTLE (March 17, 2021) — LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, and the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) today announced the beginning of a new joint publishing relationship to combine their respective expertise in serving the research needs of Washington lawyers.
Under the multi-year agreement, WSBA’s expert staff will continue to recruit and work with leading Washington practitioners to develop and update authoritative deskbooks on Washington law and practice. LexisNexis will provide the scale and expertise for which it’s known in handling production, sales, marketing, and fulfillment for WSBA deskbooks.
LexisNexis will also become the sole source provider of all WSBA deskbooks in print; will, for the first time, make them available as eBooks (both for individual purchase and through the LexisNexis Digital Library) for increased convenience and portability; and will offer the deskbook library of content through its suite of online research offerings, including The Lexis® service and the recently launched Lexis+.
“We’re thrilled to add the Washington State Bar Association to our current stable of strategic content alliances” said Sean Fitzpatrick, CEO, LexisNexis North America. “WSBA is known for creating premier, authoritative resources for legal practitioners in Washington state and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to bring those resources to market in new, expanded, and innovative ways.”
“One of the WSBA's objectives is to encourage Washington's legal practitioners to share their expertise with the legal community by writing and editing deskbooks,” said Kyle Sciuchetti, president of the WSBA. “By working with LexisNexis, we expect to focus our energy on the content of the resources rather than the production itself.”
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About the Washington State Bar Association
The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court and exercises a governmental function authorized by the Court to license and regulate the state’s nearly 40,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, limited practice officers, and limited license legal technicians. The WSBA both regulates legal professionals under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA administers the Bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; administers the lawyer discipline system; and provides continuing legal education for legal professionals, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities. The Bar’s mission is to serve the public and its members, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.