LexisNexis is an online library of legal reference material, including legislation, cases, and journals. 

Through an agreement with LexisNexis, Community Legal Centres Australia and organisations in our membership network can access two LexisNexis products.

  • Lexis Advance, an online legal research platform, and Lexis Practical Guidance, a source of practically focussed content and tools  
  • Lexis Red allows users to ‘borrow’ specific and download titles for a specified period; our agreement allows five simultaneous users for any given title. 

Our access to these products extends to all member centres (capped at 1025 logins). Access to these products means sector workers can browse around 65 different titles online at no charge. 

Community Legal Centres Australia’s agreement with LexisNexis sets out a list of titles we can access, some available in browser and some in the Lexis Red app. We can issue logins to centres interested in accessing these products. In recent years, we have taken over the day-to-day administration of the account, allowing us to be more responsive to access requests from the sector. We are in ongoing discussions with LexisNexis about adding titles the sector identifies as valuable. 

Currently about 40% of centres have requested access to our LexisNexis account, and about 30% of logins are in active use. The level of engagement with this resource varies a lot across the sector. We are monitoring usage levels and planning for increased demand. 

To request access to Community Legal Centres Australia’s LexisNexis Account or provide feedback on the titles available to centres through Lexis Red and Lexis Advance, email us at info@clcs.org.au.