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Product Spotlight: The Lexis® Service

April 15, 2019

It’s critical to use the right online legal research tools to help you conduct thorough legal analysis, answer legal questions and increase productivity.

But what tools work best for lawyers? By relying on the massive LexisNexis® online legal library of case law, you can use the powerful search engine technology within the Lexis® service to scour primary sources like case law and statutes, plus authoritative secondary sources.

What is the Lexis Online Legal Research Service?

Put simply, Lexis is a creative online resource that enhances your legal research skills by letting you scour a massive online law library of case law and other valuable legal content. The Lexis service offers plenty of advantages over the other options available to attorneys and other legal professionals. Think of it like a legal writing and research workflow assistant that you can take anywhere, thanks to the Lexis mobile app.

But its value goes far beyond mere content and portability—here’s why.

Use Leading-Edge Legal Analytics Technology

Leveraging technologies that once were considered science fiction, LexisNexis is revolutionizing the legal industry. Savvy lawyers are already harnessing the Lexis Analytics™ Suite to research more effectively and gain insight that’s never been seen in a courtroom before.

The Lexis service packs plenty of state-of-the-art legal analytics capabilities. Take the Ravel™ View feature for instance. It helps you spot trends and understand the law better than ever before with intuitive language analytics and visualization tools.

Perform Faster, More Thorough Searches

Conduct a more powerful search when you incorporate the machine-learning power and intuitive visualization tools within the Lexis service.

Lexis Answers™

Using leading-edge artificial intelligence technology, the Lexis Answers feature within Lexis understands your search queries and then anticipates your research path to deliver refined answer sets.

Search Term Maps

Easily scan down your search results page to find exactly what you’re looking for using Search Term Maps. This powerful visualization tool inside the Lexis online legal research service uses a straightforward color-coding scheme.

Find and Use Good Law

Build your strategy on solid legal footing. Shepard’s® Citations Service, one of the industry’s most trusted legal citators, is built in to the Lexis online legal research service—and is exclusively available with LexisNexis.

Shepard’s case cards

Get a case’s Shepard’s treatment and most-cited headnotes right on your search results screen.

Shepard’s Signal™ indicators on LexisNexis® Headnotes

Validate points of law faster by seeing the Shepard’s treatment for a specific issue without leaving your full-text case.

Stay Current with Alerts

The law can change quickly. In this short video, you'll learn how to set alerts in Lexis and stay current with breaking legal updates.  


Using the Ravel™ View Visualization Tool

Instead of rows of text, the Ravel View in Lexis turns your search results into an intuitive, color-coded chart. See how it speeds up your legal research in this quick video. 


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