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Litigators Save Time and Have Greater Confidence that Legal Research is Complete with New Lexis+® Pinpoint Tool

September 06, 2023 (3 min read)

One of the most difficult things about litigation research is finding all related materials available for cases with similar fact and issue patterns. The types and sources of research content are often in different systems or databases, which requires varying approaches to finding the right terminology that will surface the precise content needed. This can be time-consuming, inefficient and frustrating for legal professionals.

An award-winning litigation research solution that sought to address this pain point when it was launched last year has now been enhanced with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, rebranded with a new name, and is rolled out to legal professionals this September as an even more advanced tool that saves hours of research time and delivers precise results.  

Lexis+® Pinpoint is a unique practice-area specific litigation research solution that helps legal professionals quickly find the relevant information they need across the spectrum of published and unpublished decisions that are related to facts, issues and topics involved in a case they are researching.

The tool is an enhanced and rebranded version of what was formerly known as Fact & Issue Finder, a solution introduced on the Lexis+® platform in 2022 that immediately won rave reviews by legal tech bloggers and early adopters. In fact, that original tool was honored with the LegalTech Breakthrough Award for 2022 Legal Search Solution of the Year and more recently was feted by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) at their 2023 Annual Meeting with the New Product of the Year Award.

Lexis+ Pinpoint builds on that initial version of the tool by incorporating state-of-the-art AI-enabled litigation search taxonomy behind the scenes to find materials with the applicable terms for each topic, across various LexisNexis content sources. It was designed from the ground up to mimic the exact processes that litigation professionals perform when researching their cases.

The tool helps legal professionals build a sophisticated litigation strategy by quickly identifying critical resources most similar to their case in fact and issue. It then uses advanced search capability, machine learning and data visualization to generate the most precise, rapid and complete search results … all displayed on one easy-to-understand dashboard. This results dashboard provides legal professionals with an overview of the landscape of materials and allows them to quickly drill down — or expand — their research so they are confident they have obtained the full picture for their case.

So rather than researchers consulting multiple sources, content types and research services to make sure they have surfaced everything they need on a topic, Lexis+ Pinpoint allows them to cut through a massive body of information in minutes to find the resources that are most pertinent to the issues, topics and facts specific to a case they are seeking to assess. This helps users find all the content they need to evaluate a case quickly, with precision, and in a single research platform that aligns with their usual workflow.

The result: Litigation team members can spend less time crafting their searches and more time making decisions about litigation strategies.

Lexis+ Pinpoint is available at this time to litigators and support staff practicing in six Areas of Practice: Personal Injury; Intellectual Property; Business & Commercial; Insurance; Labor & Employment; and Real Estate.

Lexis+ Pinpoint is available exclusively on Lexis+. Subscribers and those with Free Trial access to Lexis+ have access to Lexis+ Pinpoint and the dashboard, access to the underlying legal research content is dependent on the user’s subscriptions to the appropriate databases.

Lexis+® is a modern all-in-one platform from LexisNexis that combines superior research and data-driven insights. The solution provides legal professionals with all of the tools and resources necessary to practice with confidence and efficiency through five content libraries: Legal Research; Advanced Legal Analytics; Brief Analysis; Legal News Hub; and Practical Guidance.

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