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Why should I register as a community member?

Although you do not have to be a registered member to access much of the rich content of our communities, registration provides you with many benefits. As a registered member, you can:

  • Create your user profile;
  • Build your own personalized My Community Page;
  • Access content and downloads that are available only to registered community members;
  • Receive daily email alerts;
  • Receive our monthly newsletter.

 

How do I register?

On the home page of any of our communities, click on the Register Here! button on the right side of your screen. Create your own Sign In Name and Password and enter your email address. We will not publish your email address or provide it to any other entity. Your privacy is important to us! Then enter the Image Code you see on your screen, set your Time Zone, and click the Join Now! button. You are now registered for all of our communities.

How do I create my profile?

After you have registered, or whenever you are logged on to a community, click on the Account Settings link in the menu at the top of your screen, and then click on Profile Options. First, you can add an avatar or photo to your profile. You can upload an image from your computer or use one of our avatars. Next you can insert your biographical information in the Bio text box. You can type directly in the Bio text box, or you can paste text from Microsoft Word using the Paste from Word icon on the right of the text box menu bar. You can also add images to your Bio text using the green Insert Media icon on the text box menu bar. Additional information, such as the web site of your firm, the URL of your own Blog, or a public email address to contact you, can be added in Common Profile Options.

Why should I create My Community Page?

Registered members may create their own personalized My Community Page that provides content from more than one of our communities. For example, although your practice focus might be directed towards the Environmental Law and Climate Change Community, you may also want the content from the News, Blogs, and Emerging Issues segments of our Corporate, Insurance, and Real Estate Law communities. Your personalized My Community page can deliver to you all of the relevant content from each of the communities. The relevant content from the last five days will appear on you’re my Community Page. In addition, you can chose to receive daily email alerts of the new content that is added to your My Community Page.

How do I create My Community Page?

Select a community that has content that you want to add to you’re my Community Page. Click on the Add Content to My Page button in the left column and select the content types for that community that interest you. Then select another community that has content that you want and follow the same procedure. As you select the content types from each community, they are automatically added to you’re My Community Page. If you should later decide that you want to remove a content type from you’re My Community Page, simply navigate to that community, select Add Content to My Page, and uncheck the content type that you want to delete.

How do I sign up to receive Email Alerts and your monthly Newsletter?

Click on the Account Settings link in the menu at the top of your screen, click on Site Options, and scroll down to Email Configuration. Click Yes on Receive Emails, and if you want HTML emails, click Yes for Receive HTML Emails. If you want to receive daily alerts of content that has been added to the content segments of you’re My Community Page, click Yes for Send Notifications.

What is News and People in News?

News offers a daily compilation of national and global stories that are important to the legal industry, provided by sources that include the Associated Press and Mealey's Litigation News, among others. News contains fee based content. People in News offers a free roundup about attorneys, law firms, judges, in-house counsel, and industry executives in each practice area. Stories highlight promotions, hirings, awards, retirements, firm mergers and related topics.

What are Blogs and Top Blogs?

The Practice Area Blogs provide a free forum to discuss and present thoughts and ideas pertaining to legal scholarship, practice and news. Read expert insights on the law, share personal commentary, ask questions or comment on a posting. Top Blogs contain the most prominent, readable, and useful blogs pertaining to the subject of the particular Law Center on which they are featured. Most are created by legal and other professionals in a wide array of disciplines and represent the upper echelon of the legal blogosphere. Top Blogs is a free service.

What are Podcasts?

Podcasts contain free audio content on significant legal developments and interviews with industry experts, commentary authors and leading practitioners. Hear broadcasts of the hottest news and case activity on a host of subjects, along with discussions involving attorneys, business professionals and government officials. Podcasts can be downloaded directly from the Practice Area Communities or through a favorite service, such as iTunes.

What are Videocasts?

Videocasts offer free video content on significant legal developments and interviews with industry experts, commentary authors and leading practitioners. Watch videos from various events, seminars, lectures and interviews with attorneys, business professionals and government officials..

What are Emerging Issues?

Emerging Issues includes the Practice Area Commentaries, which cover the most important and rapidly emerging legal issues today. Attorneys practicing in the field provide expert guidance while examining a wide range of recent cases, regulations, trends, and developments. Practice Area Commentaries examine national, state and international issues and offer expert insight in important areas and legal developments. Practice Area Commentaries contains fee based content. Emerging Issues also includes Articles Powered by Martindale, which offers attorney insights into decisional law, commentary on new statutes and regulations and other professional developments. Written by prominent attorneys, Martindale Articles offer substantive stories, including professional perspectives and practical analysis. Articles Powered by Martindale contains fee based content.

What are Top Cases?

Top Cases includes the hottest legal opinions in each of the Practice Areas as selected by attorneys on the Law Center staff. Lexis.com subscribers can access enhanced opinions containing links to briefs, cases, statues, and commentaries, among other enhancements. Non-subscribers can access free, unenhanced U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1781 to present, as well as a federal and state cases decided within the last ten years. Some jurisdictions are unavailable through Free Case Law.

What is eTraining & CLE?

eTraining, also known as web-based training, offers fee-based training courses via the internet, allowing users to schedule instruction at a convenient time and place. Continuing Legal Education courses are included within the eTraining content, with new courses being added on all topics and practice areas.

What are Top Stories?

Top Stories offers the most relevant and topical content from each Practice Area, drawing on a vast array of offerings to highlight important developments, including noteworthy cases, significant news stories, and key legislative events.

What are Free Downloads?

Free Downloads are both public content and products created by LexisNexis staff and contributors. The public content may include court opinions and governmental documents that are available elsewhere on the Web, which we have placed here for your convenience. The LexisNexis products may include partial or complete documents or checklists, as well as partial or full chapters from LexisNexis publications.

Where do I find Free Downloads?

Free Downloads for each practice area community may be accessed from the left side menu of that practice area community. The most frequently accessed free downloads may be found in the Popular Downloads list on each practice area community. Free Downloads may also be available in the list of similar content for specific pages in each practice area community.

How can I contribute to Free Downloads?

If you have documents or items that you would like to have featured as Free Downloads, please click the Contact Us link in the top menu of any practice area community page and provide us with your contact information and a short explanation of the material that you would like to have featured as a Free Download.

Is there any charge for Free Downloads?

There is no charge for the specific items that are available as Free Downloads. Free Downloads may include chapters or excerpts of LexisNexis products, such as treatises, enhanced caselaw, expert commentary, and similar products. The complete LexisNexis products that contain these Free Downloads may be available through your lexis.com subscription or purchased separately if not included in your subscription. If you are not a lexis.com subscriber and but would like to obtain lexis.com products, your may purchase products from the LexisNexis Store or through LexisNexis by Credit Card.

Who do I contact with questions about Free Downloads?

Please click the Contact Us link in the top menu of the practice area community page and provide us with your question and your contact information.

Can I forward Free Downloads to colleagues or clients?

You may forward free content that you have downloaded from Free Downloads, but you may not forward additional content that you purchase and download through your lexis.com subscription or purchase from LexisNexis.

Do I have to be a registered member of a practice area community in order to obtain Free Downloads?

Generally, yes. Many Free Downloads require you to be a registered member and to be logged in to your favorite practice area community in order to obtain your download.

What are LexisNexis Resources?

LexisNexis Resources provide you with the most current and critical LexisNexis research, litigation, and client development resources for each practice area community. Current practice area community members formerly accessed these resources in the Research Toolbox, the Litigation Toolbox, and the LexisNexis Store list on their practice area community.

Where do I find LexisNexis Resources?

LexisNexis Resources for each practice area community may be accessed from the left side menu of that practice area community. LexisNexis Resources may also be available in the list of similar content for specific pages in each practice area community.

How can I contribute to LexisNexis Resources?

If you have a proposal for a potential product that you would like to have published by LexisNexis, please click the Contact Us link in the top menu of the practice area community page and provide us with your contact information and a short explanation of the potential product.

Is there any charge for LexisNexis Resources?

Yes, there is a charge for most items that are available in LexisNexis Resources. LexisNexis Resources may be available through your lexis.com subscription or purchased separately if not included in your subscription. If you are not a lexis.com subscriber and but would like to obtain lexis.com products, your may purchase products from the LexisNexis Store or through LexisNexis by Credit Card.

Who do I contact with questions about LexisNexis Resources

Please click the Contact Us link in the top menu of the practice area community page and provide us with your question and your contact information.

Can I forward LexisNexis Resources to colleagues or clients?

You may not forward LexisNexis Resources that you download through your lexis.com subscription or purchase from Lexisnexis.

Do I have to be a registered member of a practice area community in order to access LexisNexis Resources?

Generally, no. While we encourage you to become a registered member and log on to your favorite practice area community, you do not have to be a member to locate Lexisnexis Resources that you may purchase.

What is the Contributor Spotlight?

The Contributor Spotlight highlights practice area community members who area recognized experts in their field and have contributed important and insightful material to the practice area community or have authored practice materials for LexisNexis. Members were formerly recognized in the Meet Me campaign and featured in the Meet Me banner at the top of the former practice area community pages.

Where do I find the Contributor Spotlight?

The Contributor Spotlight is located on the main page of each practice area community. Three contributors are shown on the page, and additional contributors may be found by clicking the Play button at the top of the Contributor Spotlight or utilizing the left and right arrows.

How can I recommend that a colleague be recognized in the Contributor Spotlight?

Please click the Contact Us link in the top menu of the practice area community page and provide us with your contact information and the reason why your colleague should be featured in the Contributor Spotlight.

Is there any charge for accessing the Contributor Spotlight?

No, there is no charge for accessing the Contributor Spotlight.

Who do I contact with questions about the Contributor Spotlight?

Please click the Contact Us link in the top menu of the practice area community page and provide us with your question and your contact information.

Can I forward Contributor Spotlight to colleagues or clients?

Yes, you may forward links to the Contributor Spotlight to colleagues or clients.

Do I have to be a registered member of a practice area community in order to access the Contributor Spotlight?

No. While we encourage you to become a registered member and log on to your favorite practice area community, you do not have to be a member to access the Contributor Spotlight.

How do I search across or within the various practice area communities?

Search across or within the practice area communities by using the search box at the top of the practice area community. Select the Communities tab and enter your search terms in the search box. You can expand or narrow your practice area communities search by clicking the link immediately below the search box. Current members formerly searched across or within the practice area communities using the Search Communities function on the right menu of the practice area communities.

Is there any charge for searching within or across the communities?

No, there is no charge for searching across or within the practice area communities. Some search results may be to LexisNexis products that must be purchased.

Who do I contact with questions about searching across or within the practice area communities?

Please click the Contact Us link in the top menu of the practice area community page and provide us with your question and your contact information.

Can I forward my search results from searching across or within the practice area communities to colleagues or clients?

Yes, you may forward your search results from searching across or within the practice area communities to colleagues or clients.

Do I have to be a registered member of a practice area community in order to search across or within the various practice area communities?

No. While we encourage you to become a registered member and log on to your favorite practice area community, you do not have to be a member to search across or within the various practice area communities. Some search results may require you to be registered in order to access those specific materials.

What is the Legal Web?

The Legal Web is only search engine that delivers free web content specifically from legal sites that are validated by LexisNexis attorney editors for faster research and more relevant results. It has also been know as the Lexis Web.

How do I search the Legal Web?

Search using the Legal Web by using the search box at the top of the practice area community. Select the Legal Web tab and enter your search terms in the search box. Current members formerly searched the Legal Web using the Lexis Web search box function at the bottom of the practice area community.

Is there any charge for using the Legal Web?

No, there is no charge for using the Legal Web.

Who do I contact with questions searching in the Legal Web?

You can provide feedback on any search by clicking the Feedback link on the search results page in the Legal Web. You may also click the Contact Us link in the top menu of the practice area community page and provide us with your question and your contact information.

Can I forward my search results from the Legal Web to colleagues or clients?

Yes, you may forward your search results from the Legal Web to colleagues or clients.

Do I have to be a registered member of a practice area community in order to search the Legal Web?

No. While we encourage you to become a registered member and log on to your favorite practice area community, you do not have to be a member to search the Legal Web.

What is the LexisNexis Store?

The LexisNexis Store provides fast and easy access to purchase LexisNexis products, including from the product lines of the Matthew Bender, Michie, Shepard’s, and Anderson publishing units.

How do I search the LexisNexis Store?

Search the LexisNexis Store by using the search box at the top of the practice area community. Select the LexisNexis Store tab and enter your search terms in the search box.

Is there any charge for searching the LexisNexis Store?

No, there is no charge for searching the LexisNexis Store, but products must be purchased.

Who do I contact with questions searching in the Legal Web?

Comments or questions about the LexisNexis Store and its products should be directed to the appropriate contact as found on the Customer Support page. You may also click the Contact Us link in the top menu of the practice area community page and provide us with your question and your contact information.

Can I forward my search results from the LexisNexis Store to colleagues or clients?

Yes, you may forward your search results from the LexisNexis Store to colleagues or clients. Products that you purchase from the LexisNexis Store may not be forwarded to colleagues or clients.

Do I have to be a registered member of a practice area community in order to search the LexisNexis Store?

No. While we encourage you to become a registered member and log on to your favorite practice area community, you do not have to be a member to search the LexisNexis Store.

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