The company, which services the professional, academic and government sectors, launched its digital self-help kiosk concept at the
Declaring the technology "a significant step for legal research", LexisNexis South Africa chief executive officer
He said the concept was an extension of LexisNexis's ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of legal operations and follows on from the company's groundbreaking provision of wireless technology to the courts since 2011.
The digital self-help kiosks, to be located in LexisNexis wi-fi hotspots in the courts, feature a modern and interactive touch-screen display through which legal practitioners can gain access to legislation, law reports and commentary.
This includes an array of LexisNexis professional legal publications and free access to the company's online research solutions, My LexisNexis and Practical Guidance.
The kiosks also offer direct links to training, customer service, sales and technical support.
Last said the company continued to explore ways in which to aid professionals, governments and citizens to "uphold the rule of law".
He said: "A transparent legal system is a fundamental necessity for the rule of law and there is certainly no doubt of the importance of access to complete, accurate and up-to-date legislation and case law in the administration of justice.
"As LexisNexis South Africa, we are committed to providing tools to assist the legal fraternity to save valuable time and improve efficiencies. For example, through the digital self-help kiosk technology, last- minute legal research can be done at court without requiring a special device," he said.
Last said the legal industry's reliance on digital information continued to increase and drive growing demand for sophisticated online research tools.
To date LexisNexis South Africa has made wireless technology available at the magistrate's courts in
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