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Lexis Advance Preferred by Next-Generation Lawyers

We’ve been tracking law student preference … and are pleased to see it responding favorably to advancements we’ve made in our Lexis Advance user experience as well as in visualization and legal analytics tools that provide deeper insights into legal work.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 13, 2019
LexisNexis Legal & Professional today released results from an independent study of 5,061 U.S. law students that shows Lexis Advance is preferred over Westlaw for legal research. The survey of law students at 201 ABA-accredited U.S. law schools was conducted to better understand future lawyer attitudes, behaviors, and key drivers of user preference in relation to legal research.        
According to the survey, half (50%) of all law students said they prefer Lexis Advance for legal research compared to Westlaw (46%), Bloomberg Law (0.5%), other (0.5%), and those who had no preference (2.5%). These findings validate the shift in preference among law students that LexisNexis has been tracking internally.
In drilling down to reveal key attributes, nearly 73% of students cited ease-of-use and approximately 62% cited speed of finding information as their reasons for choosing a legal research platform. Law student preference for Lexis Advance was driven by higher scores in several additional categories:
Analytics Tools: Overall, the majority of law students said that legal analytics tools are extremely or somewhat helpful for performing analysis or drafting legal memoranda (76%). A majority of law students who prefer Lexis Advance said that its analytics tools are more effective for helping them perform legal analysis (77%).
Visualization Tools: Overall, 3 out of 4 law students (77%) say that visualization tools are helpful for finding relevant results. A majority of Lexis Advance-preferred users say its visualization tools make it easier to find relevant results (80%).
Training: The vast majority law students (70%) say that LexisNexis training prepares them for success beyond the classroom, while only 48% felt Westlaw training was equally effective.
“We’ve been tracking law student preference for several years and are pleased to see it responding favorably to advancements we’ve made in our Lexis Advance user experience as well as in visualization and legal analytics tools that provide deeper insights into legal work,” said Sean Fitzpatrick, managing director of North American Research Solutions. “Ultimately, we’re designing solutions for this next generation of legal minds who expect a flawless user experience with all of the benefits of advanced technology and the training to know how to use it.”    
Law students believe LexisNexis provides more effective training. A greater majority of students who prefer Lexis Advance said they received excellent training from their campus representative (79%) compared to students who prefer Westlaw (42%). Similarly, 80% of students who prefer Lexis Advance said LexisNexis delivered excellent on-demand, self-paced training options, as opposed to 45% of students who prefer Westlaw.
“We see our connection to law students stretching far beyond their days in the classroom,” said Paul Speca, vice president, Large Law and Law School. “Our focus is on effectively preparing these digital natives to practice law by applying advanced technologies to conduct analysis and research that will help firms increase productivity, improve decision-making, and drive value.”
To access the full Next-Gen Legal Tech Report, click here.
Research MethodologyLexisNexis Legal & Professional commissioned PwC Research, a global center of excellence for primary research and evidence-based consulting services and part of PwC LLP in the UK, to undertake data collection and aggregate results for the LexisNexis study. 83,909 U.S. law students from 201 law schools were invited to participate in the study which ran between August 12, 2019 – September 9, 2019 and from which 5,061 responded.
About LexisNexis Legal & ProfessionalLexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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IMAX and Veterans Advantage Host Advance Private Screening of “Ford v Ferrari” for Active Duty, Veterans, and Family Members on Veterans Day

Veterans Advantage is Presenting Sponsor of Veterans Week NYC 2019

“We are honored to have our longstanding partnership with Veterans Advantage in providing top quality IMAX movies on Veterans Week,” said IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 07, 2019
Veterans Advantage, PBC and IMAX Corporation will be presenting a free, private advance movie screening on Veterans Day, featuring 20th Century Fox’s “Ford v Ferrari.”
The Monday, November 11th private screening is for military, veterans, and their families, including Veterans Advantage members. The film stars two Academy Award-winning actors: Matt Damon (“The Martian,” “Good Will Hunting”) as the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby, and Christian Bale (“The Fighter,” “The Big Short”) as the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles.
The movie profiles a thrilling 1966 run for victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race, the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing.
Both also served in the military. Shelby enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, serving in World War II as a flight instructor and test pilot. Miles was a tank commander for the British Army in World War II.
The private advance screening will start at 7 pm at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater, at 1998 Broadway. Veterans, active duty military and their families attending the event will get free popcorn, soft drinks, and goodie bags from IMAX.
Attendees can enter a raffle to win prizes, including travel giveaways from Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Avis and Budget car rental, Dell computers, gifts from 1800Flowers, and free VetRewards subscriptions from Veterans Advantage.
“Our movie screenings have become synonymous with Veterans Day in New York City, thanks to our friends at IMAX,” said Scott Higgins, Co-Founder of Veterans Advantage. Higgins is also one of the founders of Veterans Week NYC. “To see this before the public release of the film is an extra thrill this year.”
Over the past several years, IMAX and Veterans Advantage have held special private screenings for veterans and active duty military including:
“Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam”
“Lone Survivor,” starring Mark Wahlberg as Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
“Unbroken,” the biopic of WWII prisoner of war Louis Zamperini, Army Veteran
“Sully,” about the heroic Hudson River plane landing by pilot Chesley ”Sully” Sullenberger, Air Force Veteran
“Dunkirk,” the Oscar-winning World War II drama
“First Man,” the Oscar-nominated movie about Navy Veteran and astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic moon landing 50 years ago
“We are honored to have our longstanding partnership with Veterans Advantage in providing top quality IMAX movies on Veterans Week,” said IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond. ” With this screening, we are proud to recognize the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military and Veterans, who protect the liberties we cherish,” he added.
For the eighth consecutive year, Veterans Advantage is a presenting sponsor of Veterans Week NYC 2019. In addition to Northrop Grumman, Veterans Week sponsors this year include IMAX, Avis, Budget, 7-Eleven, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Dell, 1800Flowers and Harry & David.
This private advance screening is a premier Veterans Advantage event that IMAX is sponsoring this Veterans Week in New York City. For more information on events to honor military, veterans, and their families this Veterans Day, visit http://www.VeteransWeekNYC.org.
Subscribers to VetRewards can also redeem Veterans Day discounts and other special offers from leading retailers and travel providers at http://www.veteransadvantage.com
About Veterans Advantage, PBC
Veterans Advantage, PBC, a registered public benefit corporation, is a military marketing, media, and technology company with a socially-responsible mission of delivering greater respect, recognition and rewards to those who serve our country. Co-founded by Scott Higgins, a Vietnam War Veteran, and Lin Higgins, the proud daughter of a U.S. Marine, Veterans Advantage provides a platform for corporations to create and publish exclusive military offers for their customers who are active duty, veterans, and their families enrolled in Veterans Advantage. The Veterans Advantage team is passionate about advocating for new, exclusive military benefits for its members and subscribers to VetRewards, its premium benefit plan. It works with its partner coalition of travel industry leaders, top retailers, and major service providers to create A Real Thank You™ with new military discounts for the men and women who have given so much to protect our freedoms.

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This Veteran’s Day, Advance Relocation Systems Is Celebrating Our Relationship with the U.S Military

Advance Relocation Systems Is Celebrating Our Relationship with the U.S Military

“The service members that we’re providing our service to, the sacrifices that they are making for all of us and to be part of the system that helps move them around the country and around the world is very important to us, as is providing outstanding quality .” – Dalton Conklin, ARS President.

BALTIMORE, Md. (PRWEB) November 07, 2019
Each year, we celebrate Veteran’s Day to commemorate and honor the brave women and men who fought the struggle to make our country free. When we think about freedom, it’s hard not to think about the long and arduous struggle it took to get it and the challenges we’ve faced to keep it. Many lives have been lost along the way and even today, the men and women of our military are fighting to maintain it. Our military personnel are often faced with constant moving/relocation as part of their career. While relocation is a bit different for military families than it is for civilian families, both types of moves are important to the team at Advance Relocation Systems.
During the year, millions of families relocate. Summer is the most common time for relocation, as such, it is known as peak-moving season, which stretches from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This period is a popular choice for many people who are relocating because of the warm weather and the desire to get settled in before the new school year begins. Other common reasons for a summer move include kids going off to college and relocating for work. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, every year between 42 and 43 million people relocate, and about 80% of those moves occur during the summer alone! The United States Armed Forces orchestrates between 420,000 and 450,000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves for military families annually, and about 40% of those relocations happen during the summer.
When it comes to military families, the decision-making process is different but the logistics are the same. Many of our servicemen and women receive orders for their new assignments in the spring and early summer, allowing them to complete their moves in time for their children to begin the school year with their new classmates. Military families aren’t able to control how often they move or how long their service member will be deployed. Moving by itself can be extremely stressful, and having to move every few years can be really hard on families.
It’s easy to see the downside of having to move so often, but there are positive aspects, too. Meeting new people and experiencing different cultures offer a broader perspective and a greater appreciation for home. Advance Relocation Systems want our military families to focus on the positives of moving, not the negatives, which is why they aim to make the relocation process as stress-free as possible. As an Atlas Agent, they have a wide variety of resources, beyond that of most moving companies. With a fleet of more than 50 moving vans and an energy-efficient, sustainable 62,000-square-foot warehouse/storage facility, they have the capacity needed to take good care of your property while it’s in their possession. Their team of over 150 strong individuals boasts several veterans so they have some firsthand knowledge of the needs of military customers.
For most moving companies, military moves aren’t the most desirable because they aren’t as profitable as regular household moves. At Advance Relocation Systems, they choose to see military moves differently. They have an entire division of their team that is dedicated to making the relocation process easier for the men and women who serve our nation. They’ve won the bid for multiple contracts to move military families across all of the service domains. They are dedicated to finding different ways to give back to the community and show appreciation for the people who choose to move with them. Hiring veterans is just one of those ways they show appreciation. They consider it a privilege to relocate military families with great care and minimize their stress as they serve and protect our great nation.
“The service members that we’re providing our service to, the sacrifices that they are making for all of us and to be part of the system that helps move them around the country and around the world is very important to us, as is providing outstanding quality to these people.” – Dalton Conklin, ARS President.
This Veteran’s Day, let’s take a moment to honor our fallen soldiers and to appreciate our military personnel and all that they sacrifice on our behalf. It’s a good time to remember that they are asked to uproot their lives and families often to continue to serve where needed. At Advance Relocation Systems, they are doing their part by safely moving these families, and we encourage you to think of small acts of kindness you can do to make them feel welcome when they move into your community.

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Gemini Selects Sovos for 1099 Tax Information Reporting Needs in Advance of 2019 Tax Season

With Sovos, we can react quickly to shifting cryptocurrency tax reporting regulations, helping to ensure our customers are just as protected as investors of other asset classes.

BOSTON (PRWEB) November 04, 2019
Global tax software leader Sovos today announced that Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian co-founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has selected Sovos for its tax information reporting needs. The Sovos Tax Information Reporting solution will automate Gemini’s 1099 forms and filings, reducing potential errors and delivering automatic regulatory updates in the everchanging cryptocurrency compliance landscape.
Launched in 2015, Gemini has grown into one of the most trusted cryptocurrency exchanges and custodians globally. Founded with compliance as a core organizational pillar, Gemini prioritized tax information reporting as critical to scalability in a market where regulations are still evolving. The exchange and custodian selected Sovos for its experience as the largest private filer to the IRS of 10-series tax forms, as well as for its leadership in addressing the compliance concerns of the alternative currency market.
“With Sovos, we can react quickly to shifting cryptocurrency tax reporting regulations, helping to ensure our customers are just as protected as investors of other asset classes,” said Joshua Rawlins, managing director, financial operations, Gemini. “Sovos provides services to some of the largest traditional financial services institutions and will bring that level of expertise and sophistication to address the reporting needs of our cryptocurrency customers in the upcoming 2019 tax season.”
Crypto tax guidance for exchanges and the investors they serveWendy Walker, solution principal at Sovos, said, “Since 2014, investors have demanded more clarification from IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig on the cryptocurrency income that should be reported to the IRS. And while many, including members of Congress, looked to the IRS to provide more guidance, investors were instead met with a threat of enforcement.”
In July 2019, the IRS sent three different letters to more than 10,000 cryptocurrency investors reminding them of their income tax obligations, indicating investors may have inaccurately reported their virtual gains or losses. The agency outlined penalties for failing to report income and pay crypto taxes. Last month, after five years of anticipation, the IRS announced an update to its cryptocurrency policy with more guidance for individuals, but the agency did not specify which forms crypto trading exchanges should use to report tax information to the IRS and to their customers.
“As cryptocurrency tax reporting continues to take shape, Sovos remains at the forefront of regulatory changes and can quickly adapt to rapid reporting requirement shifts,” said Paul Banker, general manager, Sovos. “We will help Gemini mitigate potential IRS penalty risk for its customers and proactively prepare for any upcoming changes from the IRS, staying ahead of competitors who will be trying to understand their tax compliance obligations.”
To learn more about Sovos Tax Information Reporting for cryptocurrency exchanges, visit https://sovos.com/solutions/cryptocurrency-tax-software/.
About SovosSovos is a leading global provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. As governments and businesses go digital, businesses face increased risks, costs and complexity. The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud combines world-class regulatory analysis with its secure, scalable and reliable S1 cloud software platform to create a global solution for tax determination, e-invoicing compliance and tax reporting. Sovos supports more than 7,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 500, and integrates with a wide variety of business applications. Headquartered in Boston, Sovos has offices throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. Sovos is owned by London-based Hg. For more information visit http://www.sovos.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Gemini Trust Company, LLC:Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law. Gemini was founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to build a bridge to the future of money.

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TribalVision Asia Partners with Elite Healthcare Education Institution to Advance the Emerging Patient-Centric Care Approach in the US

Creating a bridge between the US healthcare industry and Korea’s advanced medtech devices for critical point of care needs.(PRWeb October 29, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/tribalvision_asia_partners_with_elite_healthcare_education_institution_to_advance_the_emerging_patient_centric_care_approach_in_the_us/prweb16676785.htm

18 Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations Join Together to Advance Access for People With Disabilities

Including People with Disabilities in Nonprofits and Foundations: RespectAbility’s Accessibility and Equity Webinar Series
Press Release – updated: Oct 24, 2019 11:15 EDT

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2019 (Newswire.com) – ​​​​In an unprecedented new partnership, 18 philanthropic and nonprofit organizations have joined together to present a series of free, online training sessions on the nuts and bolts of how to include people with disabilities. The series, which is being led by RespectAbility, and partnership comes following the recent release of “Disability in Philanthropy & Nonprofits: A Study on the Inclusion and Exclusion of the 1-in-5 People Who Live with a Disability and What You Can Do to Make Things Better,” which shows that while 75% of the sector wants to include people with disabilities, they don’t know how to do it.
Indeed, despite great intentions, the push for diversity, equity, access and inclusion in the field has not yet led to better outcomes for people with disabilities in our sector. Time and time again, organizations unintentionally discriminate against people with disabilities in their grant applications, programming, events, resources, websites and hiring practices.
“It’s all about getting the skills needed to ensure access, opportunity and equity for people with disabilities,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of RespectAbility, the nonprofit which convened the partnership and sessions. “Hence, the series was designed by people with disabilities themselves to specifically complement what people told us in the study that they want to learn and where there are gaps in equity practices.” All eight sessions will be free and online, with live captioning. There will be absolutely no fundraising solicitation.
The eight training sessions are:
Learn more about each of these sessions at https://www.respectability.org/accessibility-webinars/
You may register for the entire series or individual webinars of interest to you at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8n2aNjSsR-eRNRDDaghQbQ
This series is being led by RespectAbility, in partnership with leading thinkers around equity in the philanthropic and nonprofit space: BoardSource; The California Wellness Foundation; Catalogue for Philanthropy, Greater Washington; Center for Disaster Philanthropy; Cerebral Palsy Foundation; The Chronicle of Philanthropy; The Communications Network; The Divas With Disabilities Project; Exponent Philanthropy; Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees; Media Impact Funders; National Center of Disability Journalism; National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; National Council of Nonprofits; The New York Women’s Foundation; The Unfunded List; and Weingart Foundation.
Media Contact:Lauren AppelbaumPhone: 202-517-6272Email: LaurenA@RespectAbility.org
Source: RespectAbility