LexisNexis Launches Practice Area and Jurisdictional Pages
Top practice sources in one location along with expanded content and improved search and customer experience help users save time and work with greater confidence
May 27, 2015 — NEW YORK - LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced new tools and significant enhancements for its legal information service, Lexis Advance®. Practitioners across various specialties will now be able to take advantage of new Lexis Advance® Practice Pages, which bring together workflow solutions, authoritative legal and news sources, analysis and insights that are most relevant to their practice area or jurisdiction. These centralized resources deliver one-click access to the most trusted practice area assets along with additional content and tools across LexisNexis® so that legal professionals can be confident in their strategies and develop a robust course of action.
With the newest release of Lexis Advance, the company also rolled out product enhancements, including expanded content and functionality, improved search, browse and delivery capabilities as well as an optimized user experience for mobile and desktop users. Additionally, the company announced a new resource for tax professionals: Lexis Advance® Tax.
“Lexis Advance Tax and the new Lexis Advance practice area and jurisdictional pages put the most relevant, trusted content for specific areas of legal work at practitioners' fingertips, so they can cut right to the chase,” said Jeff Pfeifer, vice president, Lexis Advance at LexisNexis. “This is just one facet of the way legal practitioners can use Lexis Advance to conduct research and handle matters in faster and more efficient ways.”
Lexis Advance Practice Pages
The new jurisdictional and practice area pages bring together workflow solutions, deep authoritative sources across the full breadth of its partners and LexisNexis® services—all on the first screen a practitioner sees. Organized by experienced legal editors and developed in coordination with our Large Law Librarian Board, they offer quick access to on-point statutes and case law, the most noted authorities, trusted industry news and analytical tools.
For example, with the Banking and Financial Services Practice Page, practitioners and financial services professionals get easy access to pertinent information needed to monitor the state of banking law, navigate complex banking regulation, plan effective litigation strategies, and jump-start drafting. The page encompasses a broad portfolio of treatises and compliance guides from LexisNexis® A.S. Pratt™ and LexisNexis® Sheshunoff™, along with forms, checklists and sample policies. Analysis and commentary on breaking banking law and financial industry news from Law360®, Mealey’s™ and premier publications such as American Banker®, The Wall Street Journal® and The New York Times® provide practitioners with current insights from exclusive resources.
The New York Practice Page provides authoritative LexisNexis resources, coupled with expertise from veteran authors and legal editors, who specialize in New York law. The page offers authoritative analysis and insights from more than 60 New York-specific treatises, including Matthew Bender® publications, unpublished New York case law opinions, fully annotated New York Code, court rules and municipal codes, as well as access to New York news sources such as The New York Times and analysis and commentary from Law360.
The Lexis Advance Practice Pages are being rolled out sequentially. Practice pages for Banking and Financial Services, and Energy, and jurisdictional pages for New York, Florida, and Texas were published as of the date of this release. Additional Practice Pages will be added over the course of the next few months, including Labor & Employment, California, Securities, Healthcare, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and Native American.
Additional product details may be found in the Lexis Advance Practice Pages brochure.
Lexis Advance Tax
LexisNexis also announced a new practice resource for accounting and estate-planning professionals—Lexis Advance Tax. The new resource for accountants, lawyers and other tax professionals provides a unique combination of just about 1,400 authoritative tax, accounting and estate planning sources.
Designed by tax professionals for tax professionals, Lexis Advance Tax facilitates quick and easy search, fine-tuning, analysis and sharing of relevant insights, drawing from facts and analysis from premier sources such as Tax Analysts®, Matthew Bender® and LexisNexis primary law sources. The tool also includes Shepard’s® validation, and customers can upgrade and add CCH® and Law360 sources. A fixed subscription price allows researchers to stay focused on the work, eliminating concerns about transactional costs.
A product preview is provided in the Lexis Advance Tax overview video.
Lexis Advance Enhancements
Lexis Advance now also features a broad array of significant enhancements that were developed in close collaboration with customers, including:
- Statute enhancements—future effective and updated section previews (USPs) of statutes and research, archived federal and state statutes and municipal codes accessible via a simple search form on the Lexis Advance home page
- Expanded news coverage—2,000+ added news sources, including LexisNexis Web News, The Washington Post® Blogs, Legal Monitor Worldwide and 1,500 foreign-language news sources from lexis.com®
- CaseMap® integration—new integration provides users of the CaseMap case analysis software with one-click access to Lexis Advance assets such as Public Records, LexisNexis® Company Dossier reports, CourtLink® dockets and documents, and more
- More secondary legal sources—additional treatises, administrative materials and forms, plus federal and state legislative court orders
- Efficiency enhancements—better result screens, more user customization and streamlined navigation, including the ability to link from a highlighted search term "hit" directly to that material in the full-text document, as well as the addition of Shepard's Reports and Topic Summaries tabs to a user's history list
- Optimized visual experience across devices—flexibility to choose an enhanced mobile app or use responsive design that automatically provides comprehensive features on any device – laptop, tablet or smartphone
Earlier this year, Lexis Advance also added Live Support via a “chat” tool and functionality for researchers to create direct links to full-text documents, search results, Shepard's reports, Lexis Advance folders and Table of Contents sources. More information on continuous product enhancements may be found on the Lexis Advance support page under New Enhancements.
LexisNexis provides legal researchers with a wide range of products and services, including Lexis Advance, Lexis Advance Tax, Shepard’s Citations Service, Lexis Practice Advisor®, Lexis® Securities Mosaic®, LexisNexis Intellectual Property Resources, LexisNexis MedMal Navigator®, and Print & Digital Publishing Solutions.
Screen shots of the new tools and services can be downloaded here:
About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enables professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.