Tackling Typical Tasks a Junior Associate Faces in Researching Insurance Issues

You are tasked with developing a memo for a partner discussing lawsuits over defective insulation for an insurance company client. Where do you start? o Emerging issues coverage is found in a number of areas on LexisNexis. By using Matthew Bender® resources, like New Appleman: Current Critical...

Researching Emissions Treaties

Although the United States didn’t sign the Kyoto Protocol, which sets binding emission limits for developed (Annex I) countries, U.S. corporations that have facilities in developed countries which have signed the Protocol must comply with emissions limits for those foreign facilities. Your client...

The Research Assignment - Many Options to On-point Results

Do you know all the different ways you can use www.lexis.com, including the Federal Litigation Research Tasks page, to find on-point results for your legal research assignment? If you can’t think of at least six different options, let’s count the ways. The Assignment A fall associate...

Free research on the Internet? Or research on the LexisNexis® services? It's not an all-or-nothing proposition.

Surprised? Actually, some Web sites (see attachment below) —both general and legal—can get your research off to a good start and can even be a means to accomplish certain kinds of research tasks. With that said, thorough research calls for a comprehensive solution—which the LexisNexis...

Statutory Research Pointers

The PowerPoint presentation below provides an excellent review on how to search federal and state statutory law, including topics such as the use of the following: • Popular Names Table • Public Laws • United States Code (U.S.C.) • Segments and the U.S.C. • Book Browse •...

Effective Use of Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are an excellent starting point when researching. Secondary sources provide: An overview of a specific area of law, as well as detailed, critical analysis of key concepts and theories within the various areas of law. Comprehensive, jurisdictionally specific analysis to...

What Can Shepard’s® Do For You?

Shepard’s ® Citations Service helps you build your arguments efficiently and reliably—and ensure that you have good law. Because Shepard’s is conveniently integrated into the LexisNexis® services at www.lexis.com , it’s easy to jump right to relevant cases, statutes, secondary...

Print Your Research Cost-Effectively

It's easy to cost-effectively deliver the research documents you need through LexisNexis®. 1. As you look at research results in Cite, KWIK™, Full or Custom view: Click the button or link toward the top-right area of your screen for FAST Print , Print , Download , Fax or Email...

Identifying the Most Influential U.S. State Courts; Shepard’s® Citations Service Case Study

Which state courts are the most influential? One way of judging influence involves identifying rulings that have been the basis for other states’ judgments. However, the challenge in defining influence has been determining whether another state court has actually agreed with the ruling. The...

Expert Witness Research Checklist

Special Offer for Registered Lexis Hub Users! Download this Expert Witness Research Checklist to en to ensure you’re consulting all of the available sources the next time you perform critical expert witness research.

New Associate Research Skills: Law Librarians’ Perspective

In this economy, you need more of a foundation than ever in cost-effective research techniques: when to use a book, how to select the right database for the search, and how to use tables of contents or Shepards® for research. Law Librarians have considerable expertise in the legal research arena...

Red Signals on Shepard's® Online

An important thing to remember about the red “Stop Sign” signal you sometimes see when Shepardizing ® a case on LEXIS is that it does not necessarily mean that the case is no longer good law. Although the signal can indicate this of course, (e.g., it has been overruled or reversed), the...

Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse: A Law Student's Perspective on Acquiring Legal Information Literacy

publication: JD Supra This article, written when the author was a law student, critiques the law school legal research experience, observing that much legal research instruction is lost on students who are ill-prepared to receive it, do not understand its importance, and who will usually take the...

In-Depth Guide to Using lexis.com

Need a refresher on the basics of lexis.com or need step-by-step directions on a specific task? Here is the place that you will find your answers! Link to our training site where you can choose the Training Option that is right for you, from the following: Download the Learning Lexis Guide This...

Legal Research Process Webcasts

Brush up on your legal research techniques with these step-by-step tutorials. Increase your proficiency and simplify the research process. Legal Research Process Webcasts NEW! Top 5 Shepard's Questions Law Students Ask NEW! Making Legal Research Easier with Lexis® for...