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12 Oct 2020 Author : InfoPro Community Manager

Build better briefs and arguments with the new Brief Analysis tool

Brief Analysis within the Lexis+™ experience helps you build stronger arguments and legal documents. You can use it to find additional relevant materials with targeted research recommendations and Shepard’s® analysis, all based on the citation patterns and legal concepts found in your document. Start by selecting Brief Analysis from the Experience Dock on the Lexis+ home page. Then, either drag and drop a file or browse your directory to select a file to upload.


After the analysis of your document is complete, access the dashboard for a visual overview of the results and recommendations. You’ll see Extracted Concepts, showing which important legal concepts were extracted from your document and used to map to other relevant documents. You can review content via the dashboard or tabs at the top.

When you review Case Recommendations tied to key passages in a document, as shown in this example, you can strengthen your argument or find weaknesses in opposing counsel’s brief.

Similar Briefs shows you “like” briefs that include legal concepts and cites from your document.

Cited in your Document provides the cases and citations extracted from your document and the Shepard’s analysis for updated review.

View this short Brief Analysis How-to Video.


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