LexisNexis and Cambridge Judge Business School Announce Publication Partnership to Mark the Achievements of Women in Law

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The partnership will promote and celebrate success and innovation across the industry

"We hope that this publication will lead to positive change and support women in law in continuing to drive forward diversity and success for the legal profession.”

Cambridge Judge Business School, Executive Education (http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk) and LexisNexis UK (http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced a partnership to create a publication to mark the achievements of women in law. The aim of the publication is to share the stories of women who are making an impact within their firms, inspiring junior women lawyers and promote role models in the sector.

The publication, to be released yearly, will feature profiles of leading women in the sector. It will detail their journeys to top positions and the challenges they have faced and overcome, and offer advice to aspiring future women leaders.

In 2014, Cambridge Judge Business School launched the Women in Law Leadership programme which welcomed female partners from many top city law firms. The programme gave participants an opportunity to focus on strategy and leadership to equip them to meet the challenges of today’s law firm partner role.

Edward Bird, Director of Marketing at LexisNexis UK, said, “They might be role models for junior women lawyers, or they might have made an outstanding contribution to their practice area; we believe it’s the right time to capture these stories and promote these inspiring women who are often succeeding against the odds. We are delighted that Cambridge Judge have selected LexisNexis to partner with on this project and are looking forward to telling these inspirational stories.”

Fiona Rice, Programme Director of the Women in Law Leadership Programme at Cambridge Judge, said, “Over the last year or so, many firms including several magic circle firms have announced brave targets to reach 20% or more women at partner and senior executive position within the next few years. The gender debate continues to be a high profile one with law firms sometimes struggling to retain women and promote them to senior positions. We hope that this publication will lead to positive change and support women in law in continuing to drive forward diversity and success for the legal profession.”

The publication will be released in September 2015. Nominations can be sent on behalf of any woman working in a law firm whether based in the UK or overseas. Nominations should be submitted by 9th April 2015 to s.lyons(at)jbs.cam.ac.uk

About Cambridge Judge Business School, Executive Education

Cambridge Judge Business School leverages the power of academia for real world impact to transform individuals, organisations and society. Since 1990, Cambridge Judge has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and high-impact transformative education, situated within one of the world's most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe. Executive Education at Cambridge Judge offers a wide range of open enrolment and customised programmes designed for organisations, business professionals, managers, leaders, and executives from many different functions who strive for professional and personal growth. Programmes are developed to help executives and organisations from both the private and the public sectors achieve operational excellence and results.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional (http://www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organisations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organisations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

In the UK, LexisNexis (http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk) online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Draft, Lexis®Smart and Lexis®Library. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™.

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