An announcement this morning from Lexis about the results of an Ipsos Reid poll on the legal rights of cohabiting couples is as remarkable for its sponsor as its content.
Ipsos Reid conducted the survey for lawyers.com, an online legal resource centre from LexisNexis Canada that helps consumers and small businesses find lawyers and legal information. For the survey, a representative, randomly selected sample of 1,184 adult Canadians completed an online survey.
Given the extent to which there seems to be public misapprehension of rights, it will be interesting to see what products this spurs Lexis to produce.
I can’t think of a similar occasion when public surveys on legal information have been conducted by the legal information companies – though we’ve all sat through focus groups of lawyers on what our information needs and research habits are.