Celebrating a rich past and forward-thinking innovation - Matthew Bender® (July 2012)

Matthew Bender®: providing trusted analytical content for 125 years and looking toward the future (See graphics in PDF)

While classic expert legal resources remain its heart and soul, Matthew Bender® continues to reinvent itself to bring you innovative products.

A distinguished history

Matthew Bender® is a time-honored brand that offers expert resources you can trust when you need to: 

  • Begin researching a legal issue or transaction with which you have little or no experience 
  • Prepare materials for a matter that involves an emerging issue or one in which primary law is vague or ambiguous 
  • Find ideas on how to craft counter arguments when settled law is contrary to your position

When faced with common situations like these, many legal professionals are tempted to turn to the open Web. Expecting to find the information they need instantly, they instead end up wasting hours or even days trying to sift through and make sense of vast amounts of information, often without any confidence that the information returned is relevant, reliable or current.

For generations, you’ve been able to count on Matthew Bender expert resources to help you and your attorneys: 

  • Save time by helping you quickly locate authoritative analysis that provides the context and background on a topic or area of law, and sets the course and direction for the more detailed research to follow 
  • Save money by helping you quickly gain a comprehensive understanding of the issue you are researching—complete with citations to the most relevant laws, regulations, cases and other sources 
  • Increase your confidence in your work because you know that these titles are written by leading authorities in their areas of law, and they’re frequently cited by the courts

Trusted products

Matthew Bender provides expert resources in the form of: 

  • Analytical treatises—Deep-dive analyses of the laws pertaining to specific practice areas or jurisdictions, these treatises are written by the most trusted names in their fields. They’re regularly cited by leading courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. And because they are updated on average three times a year, you can be confident that their coverage is up to date. 
  • Practice guides—Designed to guide you step by step through a litigation matter or a business transaction, these portable, quick-answer guides combine the authority of our analytical publications with practical, task-oriented guidance on a variety of subjects. They offer a wealth of tips and practice guidance, including checklists, strategic points, warnings, exceptions, traps, timing issues and prerequisites. 
  • Forms collections—Drafting forms are key tasks attorneys perform for their clients, company or agency. These litigation and transactional forms products save time by helping you create critical forms in a fraction of the time it would take to create them from scratch, and helping you ensure they are completed correctly.

A commitment to innovation

Matthew Bender editors monitor groundbreaking legislation and important developments and responds quickly with expert analysis to help you understand the potential impact on your organization with quick-to-market pamphlets on new laws and hot topics. We also continually evaluate our existing titles to ensure their relevance and utility in a changing marketplace, revising and updating them in new editions to meet your needs.

In the age of tablets, smartphones and laptops, we know that legal professionals need more flexible, cost-effective ways to use and share legal reference materials. You need enhanced mobility, reduced library costs, and a more efficient way to manage subscriptions. Matthew Bender is a part of the answer!

And now, eBooks and eLending

Together with OverDrive®, the leading global distributor of eBooks and other digital content to libraries and schools, we’ve created a customized eBook lending and management service—LexisNexis® Digital Library—for your firm or organization.

More than 1,200 trusted titles from Matthew Bender and other publishers are available in eBook format—such as Collier on Bankruptcy®, Larson’s Employment Discrimination, Moore’s Federal Practice®, Nimmer on Copyright® and more—are available via the LexisNexis Digital Library. You have the flexibility to select an eBook format that is compatible with your device of choice. It’s up to you to decide which format works best for you. You can share your Matthew Bender and other eBook titles among multiple users, purchase eBooks centrally and manage your library efficiently.

Instead of having each individual in your organization purchase and manage eBook titles, you get a customized website. Via this site, you can order titles, supervise lending and generate detailed reports that enhance your understanding of usage patterns and facilitate more informed digital content decisions. Your team members can access, check out and return titles via the primary website, a mobile-optimized version of the site or a downloadable mobile app.