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We stand by our customers, colleagues, friends, and all those in need.

Posted by matt-terrell | 04 June 2020

 

After recent events, which started in Minnesota with the death of George Floyd on May 25th, we at vLex Justis want to share our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. 

In this update, we share a message that our Managing Director, Masoud Gerami, shared with all members of staff, provide important links to those who want to do more to support this vital cause, and offer free resources to those who may need them during this trying time.

Free access for those who need it the most…

To support those who are fighting for this vital cause, we are offering free access to our entire US law collection of primary materials, including court cases, statutes, regulations and constitutional content, for individuals and organisations who need access to the law now more than ever. 

Find out more about free access

 

 

 

A message from our Managing Director to our staff…

We have all been horrified and appalled by the recent events in the U.S., and it never ceases to amaze me as to why we see the repeat of such disgusting acts over and over.  And what is more depressing is that we know the video clip showing the latest incident is only a very small example of a colossal problem.  As bad as the problems are in various parts of the U.S., these discriminations and atrocities are not limited to that part of the world.  We see it in this country too, and as a society we should be ashamed. 

The basic rights, privileges, opportunities and the respect that all human beings deserve regardless of race and colour should be a given, and not something you should fight for.  Most of us cannot claim to know and feel the depth of such problems, but we must make sure that what we are witnessing is not just another news story.   The least we can do is to support each other, and perhaps more than ever emphasise our love and respect for those around us.

We are proud of our history at vLex Justis, always embracing and welcoming different races, cultures and backgrounds.  This will never change, and we are ready to offer our support in any way we can.  The welfare, wellbeing and happiness of every single one of you is one of my highest priorities, and I just wish that the circumstances could have been different and I could put my arms around each of you and promise you that you work in an environment where you can feel respected and valued for your qualities and not your colour, age, gender or sexual orientation.

As always, I am available to listen to what you are going through and what you would like to share, and to see if there is anything that I or the company can do to help.

Masoud Gerami, Managing Director, vLex Justis

How can you help…

We share the links below for anyone who wants to support this important cause in any way they can, and for those who want to educate themselves further. At vLex Justis, our staff have personally been telling their stories, signing petitions and sharing important resources through their personal social media accounts, and we encourage all those who value equality and their rights to review the links below and help in any way they can. 

Charities and organisations:

Black Lives Matter

The Bail Project

Reclaim the Block

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

National Police Accountability Project

Petitions:

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Justice for Belly Mujinga

British schools to implement teaching children about black history

UK government response to the murder of George Floyd 

Other resources:

Campaign Zero

Stand Up To Racism

Ways You Can Help

Anti-racism resources for white people

USA: How to Protest Safely: What to Bring, What to Do, and What to Avoid

UK: Going to a protest? Here’s how to do it safely

Premier Resources For Black Businesses

 

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