Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Find Recommended Secondary Sources by Headnote

Lexis+ has added recommended secondary sources from a list of 170 well-respected titles that relate to a particular Headnote. This enhancement adds value by integrating our trusted secondary sources and treatises available on Lexis+ within Headnotes while viewing the case in full text. When you click on the Recommended Source, you will see the following:
19 May 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Save Time With Saved Templates in Courtlink®

Save time by using a saved template as the default starting point in your CourtLink® search! First, save the court(s) you search frequently as a template. Then, check the box and select Save as Default to use your template every time you run a search. You can always select other courts or another template, and can select Remove as Default when a template no longer suits your needs.
4 May 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Practical Guidance State Law Surveys—be alerted to any changes!

State Law Surveys on Practical Guidance include an alert feature so you can be automatically updated when a change occurs to the survey. You have two ways to set up an alert. First, you can select the bell icon next to the title of the survey: Or you can select the bookmark icon to the right of the bell icon, bookmark the survey to appear on the front page of Practical Guidance, and select Yes for alerts. Either ...
27 Apr 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Suggested Documents in Word Wheel Now on Practical Guidance

In addition to Legal Phrases, the word wheel will also include up to ten suggested documents to help customers more quickly get to core documents and resource kits related to their search terms. This feature is available on Practical Guidance standalone and Lexis+. Any jurisdictions that are used in the query will limit suggested documents to only those jurisdictions. In summary: This feature evaluates a user’s ...
21 Apr 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: How to Filter by Motion Type in Shepard’s®

Motion Type filters have been introduced into Shepard’s ® Citations Services reports on the Lexis+ platform. These can be found under Other Citing Sources and will assist you in evaluating relevance to matters in your case. You can filter to a particular motion type using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen:
6 Apr 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: How to Refine using Smartindexing Negative News Filters

Negative News search results available via the Lexis+® and Lexis® services now have more nuanced filtering options for uncovering Negative Personal News and Negative Business News. Listed below are the expanded pre- and post-search filter types.* Negative miscellaneous ews Negative Business News Negative Personal News Negative Crime & Legal News Negative Economic News Negative Environmental News ...
16 Mar 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Set Your Sort Preferences and Streamline Your Workflow

When reviewing your results on the Lexis® or Lexis+® service, a very useful shortcut can help you streamline your workflow. If you find that you would like to change the default setting for how your results are sorted, you can quickly edit them in your results set using the “Sort by” menu. Expand the menu and select Edit default order at the bottom. This will link you to General Settings, where ...
10 Mar 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Lexis Answers® and Interpretable Queries

Researchers are often looking for a quick answer or starting point for their research, but may not be aware that they can enter a query into the Lexis® or Lexis+® service using an explicit question-like format, such as can a municipality be held liable for the actions of its officers under respondeat superior ? Often, users simply enter a string of terms. Now, the Q&A capability in the Lexis Answers® feature ...
2 Mar 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Filtering in Arbitration Materials

Arbitration materials now have specific filters to make it easier to find distinct information. To explore these new filters, start at the Explore Content pod in the Lexis® or Lexis+® service, and select Arbitration Materials : Next, select a source that includes the designation “ (All awards with filters) ”: I selected the first one, Labor & Employment Arbitration Awards, Combined (All awards ...
24 Feb 2022

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Searching Common Legal Phrases

If you find yourself searching for a common legal phrase, perhaps motion in limine or unlawful detainer action , keep in mind that the Lexis® and Lexis+® services will interpret those as phrases rather than as individual search terms. To ensure that a phrase of interest is being searched as a phrase, it helps to enclose it within quotation marks, for example: “right to refuse unsafe work” ...
17 Feb 2022

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Keeping up with practice area news and trends on Lexis+®

Practice Area content on the Lexis+® service gives you fast access to the most trusted legal authorities, relevant legal news providers and powerful trends analysis in one interface. Key features include editorially curated practice area legal news trends and insights by practice area. From the Lexis+ home page, go to the Practice Area of interest: In the example above, we are looking at the Labor & ...
3 Feb 2022

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Improve Navigational Search for U.S. Statutes

A new rule-based classifier helps Lexis® and Lexis+® tools better understand the components of navigational searches in United States statutes: jurisdiction intent, specific code, rule intent, section/article number recognition, public law name recognition, etc. With the classifier, we are able to better understand the query structure and intent and have a better way to surface the target document at the top. ...
27 Jan 2022

Nexis Newsdesk Enhancements, January 2022

WHAT’S NEW? General Enhancements/Changes Changes to Clippings Shortcut When viewing the Saved Content panel, you can once again create a clippings feed directly from folders. Hide or Show Details of Search Results When viewing search results, you now have the option to toggle between Full View (which includes headlines, extracts, and key metadata) or Title View (which shows only the article headline, which ...
26 Jan 2022

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Sort Results in TOC Order on Lexis+ ®

As a researcher, I often go to a source I am familiar with to view and search the Table of Contents (TOC). Recently, the Lexis+® service added a Sort by TOC option, too. Now when I run a full-text search in a source that has a TOC on Lexis+, I can use the Sort by menu to select TOC order . I find this incredibly helpful because it shows the occurrences of my search terms in the order in which they are found in the ...
20 Jan 2022

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Save time when comparing versions of federal and state codes using Code Compare on Lexis+®

The Lexis+® service offers a great tool that can help you save a lot of time when comparing changes from one version of a statute to another. Easily view these changes in seconds with the Code Compare feature. Pull up your code of interest, and select the Compare Versions button on the right. Then you can select the two versions you would like to compare. The legend at the top right will let you know how many ...
13 Jan 2022

LexisNexis® Expert Witness Toolkit

The Expert Witness Toolkit is designed to help you complete your Expert Witness research more efficiently as it relates to the LexisNexis® products you have access to. The kit includes helpful checklists for the most common Expert Witness use cases that include recommended LexisNexis products, sources, sample searches and tips to help you maximize your available resources. We recognize that a variety of resources ...
5 Jan 2022

Nexis Newsdesk™ Tip of the Month: Use Group Content for More Concise Collaboration

Nexis Newsdesk™ has given admin users another way to collaborate on projects. Using Groups within Nexis Newsdesk allows you to share feeds with a specific set of users rather than always sharing feeds with everyone on your account through the Shared Content folder. From the Saved Content panel, you can create a new Group for specific users by clicking the three dots to the right of the Group Content listing. ...
5 Jan 2022

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Use Brief Analysis with a case opinion to get case, treatise and Practical Guidance recommendations

Did you know you can use Lexis+® Brief Analysis tools to analyze documents other than briefs? Brief Analysis can be a research tool for cases as well. For example, here is the Brief Analysis dashboard showing resulting analysis of the case Griggs v. Duke Power Co. , 401 US 424: Note that there are 20 identified passages in the case, resulting in 125 case recommendations, 12 recommendations for Practical Guidance ...
4 Jan 2022

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Using Combined Search in Practical Guidance

LexisNexis® has launched a combined Lexis+® search experience for Practical Guidance U.S. and Practical Guidance Canada. This feature makes it easier to browse the most relevant content in one list; users no longer have to toggle between two or more content types. Prior View: New View: Whether an individual begins in Lexis+ Research or Lexis+ Practical Guidance, search results show one high-level “Practical ...
16 Dec 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Find Quick Answers and Resources Using Help on Lexis+®

Help is located in the navigation bar at the top of the Lexis+ home page. Search for information or select a category: What's New, Legal Research, Practical Guidance, Litigation Analytics, Brief Analysis or Training on the Go. For example, search for Shepard’s ® resources: Note additional filters and categories on the left. Example of Shepard’s Signal™ indicators and Shepard’s analysis ...
9 Dec 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: How to Access a Visual Breakdown of Your Natural Language Search

Understanding results retrieved from a natural language search on the Lexis+® service is now much more transparent. Users can see a visual breakdown of how many results are retrieved for each search term, all terms within the same paragraph and all terms within the same sentence. The chart is interactive, so users can click any portion of the Search Tree to view those specific results. The Search Tree is another powerful ...
2 Dec 2021

Nexis Newsdesk™ Tip of the Month: Your favorite Lexis® search syntax automatically converted into Newsdesk commands

Nexis Newsdesk now recognizes these favorite Lexis search commands when you enter them into the search box and converts them to the appropriate Nexis Newsdesk syntax: hlead – converted to START atleast – converted to MULTIPLE w/ - converted to NEAR Increase efficiency with this feature by selecting the converted command when it appears in the Search Assistant box. For example, when you begin typing ...
2 Dec 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Social Justice Resources

Quickly access several Social Justice Resources on voting rights, protestors’ rights and racial equity. Practical Guidance also offers Workplace Diversity, LGBTQ, and Racial and Social Justice Resource Kits.
18 Nov 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Searching Lexis® Courtlink® using Filters

Take advantage of the segments on CourtLink to create a precise search and easily retrieve the documents you need. This is really helpful when you want to retrieve a complaint, use the title segment to identify complaints as the type of document, and then add search terms for specificity. For example, to find complaints that contain the phrase “patent infringement,” search Court Documents for: Title(complaint ...
10 Nov 2021

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: Quickly Set Up News Source Lists

When consistently searching the same few news publications, setting up a source set by using favorites will help save you time. For example, if you gravitate toward The New York Times®, The Wall Street Journal® and Law360 services, you start by entering their titles into the search box. Search for them individually, then add them as a search filter by clicking the magnifying glass next to their name Once you ...
4 Nov 2021