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New Law Journal Wins the BIALL Legal Journals Award 2011

LexisNexis title recognised as the leading law publication in the UK by legal information professionals

LONDON, 20 June, 2011 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced that New Law Journal (NLJ) has been awarded the Legal Journals Award 2011 by the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL).


 

Caralyn Duignan, Regional Academic Account Manager, LexisNexis, accepted the award on behalf of NLJ editor Jan Miller from BIALL President David Wills at the Association’s annual dinner at the Gateshead Newcastle Hilton on Friday, 17 June 2011.

The Legal Journals Award was established in 2001 by BIALL's Legal Information Group to recognize and reward excellence in legal serials publishing, promote awareness of outstanding products, encourage quality and set industry standards.  A total of 14 legal publications were nominated for this year’s award.

Reflecting the thoughts and deliberations of the judging panel for this award, BIALL Council Member Loyita Worley, Senior Manager, Library Operations, Reed Smith LLP said: “New Law Journal is a popular and highly esteemed title within the legal profession and covers all areas of law. Its well-written, informed content is up-to-date, topical and clearly presented. In addition, it is accompanied by a website that is easily searchable, providing added content.”

Jan Miller, NLJ editor, commented: “To be recognised for the work we are doing in the challenging times that lawyers face is particularly gratifying. NLJ aims to highlight all the changes, views and issues that confront the legal services market. We know that lawyers and all those working in the legal world face many challenges, and NLJ will be there to elucidate, make people think and sometimes entertain.”

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About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.co.uk) online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Check and Lexis®Library - named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards. Published resources include both Butterworths and Tolley. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK.

About New Law Journal
New Law Journal (NLJ), published by LexisNexis, is a weekly magazine for legal professionals, it was first published in 1822. It provides information on case law, legislation and changes in practice focusing on the litigation and dispute resolution arena. Additional information can be found at: www.newlawjournal.co.uk.

About BIALL
The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) was formed in 1969 as an independent and self supporting body to promote the better management of law libraries and legal information units in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland and to represent the interests of law librarians and legal information professionals, and other suppliers of legal literature and reference materials.

It has in excess of 900 members, both personal and institutional, who work in the courts, government departments, higher education, chambers, law firms, professional bodies, commercial and other organisations with legal information units and in publishing and book supplying. It provides training courses, conferences, journals and other publications, a website, a blog, a mailing list, bursaries, and networking opportunities for members. It promotes awards for excellence. It cooperates with other organisations nationally and internationally. Additional information can be found at: www.biall.org.uk.

Press Contact Information:
Sarah Gill
PR Manager, LexisNexis
T: 0207 400 2874
M: 077 9511 4743
sarah.gill@lexisnexis.co.uk 

Sophie Gray
Ogilvy PR Worldwide
T: 0207 309 1015
sophie.gray@uk.ogilvypr.com

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