The international legal research service vLex said today it has partnered with some of the world’s leading news publishers to launch a new Global News product on its platform. 

“Global News is a significant expansion of vLex’s expert legal commentary and news content, making it a vital tool for any lawyer, law librarian, investigative researcher, or academic wishing to stay up-to-date on breaking news and legal matters from around the world,” the company said.

vLex said it developed the product through partnerships with some of the world’s leading publishers, including NewsBank, The National Journal, The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, Quartz, and Asia-Net Pakistan, among others.

The collection is updated daily, and coverage extends across the Americas, the Caribbean, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, it said.

“In today’s fast-paced world, it’s not just what you know, but how quickly you know it,” said Susan Cunningham, director of strategic partnerships at vLex. “If changes to legislation or an upcoming ruling could influence a client’s case, it’s crucial for legal practitioners to have immediate access to reliable news sources, reporting in real-time.”

This new Global News product, coupled with vLex’s existing alert and notification features, will allow users to remain well informed of all developments, she said.

vLex is unique among legal research services for its breadth of international coverage. It provides access to comprehensive primary and secondary law collections from more than 100 countries.

With this new product, Cunningham said, vLex is the first platform to offer links between news, case law, books and journals, from over 100 countries on a single platform.

“This is significant as it allows researchers to find more information in one location, and as pioneers in information gathering on a global scale, we couldn’t be more excited to work with these prestigious publishing partners to launch this influential product, and strengthen vLex’s global content offering,” she said.

As I reported in 2019, vLex also provides access to hundreds of thousands of legal blog posts through a partnership with the legal blogging company LexBlog.


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