Differences that Deliver
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The LexisNexis® services deliver the superior content, products and support California attorneys like you rely upon daily.

  • Get must-have California content
    Be confident that our primary law materials, secondary sources, news and public records will help you work faster and better, including select authoritative content from Continuing Education of the Bar. California (CEB®).
  • Get more California exclusives
    Exclusive Matthew Bender® treatises include sources specific to California and the surrounding states such as California Trial and Post-Trial Civil Procedure.
  • Get there in just one click
    The California Practice Center page brings you all your go-to California sources as soon as you sign in to the Lexis Advance® service.


See California Differences overview

Start with comprehensive state and local primary law content

LexisNexis® is the official publisher of the California Reports and California Appellate Reports case reporters, plus Judicial Council Civil (CACI) and Criminal (CALCRIM) Jury Instructions.

LexisNexis has California state cases online faster than Westlaw over 84% of the time.

LexisNexis® offers 243 sets of municipal codes from California, while Westlaw® offers no California municipal codes.

The Public Utilities Reports (PUR) are exclusive to LexisNexis. The PUR, with its synopses and headnotes, has become the “gold standard” for attorneys practicing in the areas of energy, utilities or telecommunications law.

Analyze this—expert treatises and practice guides

Get straight to the point with expert insight and timesaving forms. Access proven practice guides written by California practitioners. Explore legal issues and trends discussed in law reviews from across the state.

See the full list of California treatises and practice guides

Enjoy 20/20 foresight with access to more verdicts & settlements

Do you take the case or pass? Compared to Westlaw, LexisNexis has 9% more California verdicts and settlements* to help you better assess case value and limit your risk of exposure.

Get the facts fast from our unmatched news and legal news collection

Stay current with must-have state news sources like California Supreme Court Monitor and the Los Angeles Times® … and over 26,000 regional and national sources.

Connect people, property and businesses with unrivaled public records

Locate elusive parties, research business records and identify assets in California with our frequently updated collection of public records. We’ve got 45 billion public records … and counting.

See how our public records collection stacks up to Westlaw**:

  • LexisNexis State Criminal Court Records go back further than Westlaw
  • LexisNexis Real Property Tax Assessors Records are updated more frequently than Westlaw in 100 percent of the counties in the state of California; Westlaw has no update frequency advantages in California
  • LexisNexis State Death Records are updated more frequently and go back further than Westlaw in California

California practical guidance—backed by California attorney authors

Lexis Practice Advisor® California Business & Commercial is a beginning-to-end, practical guidance resource that provides comprehensive coverage of California’s key practice areas.

You’ll find practical guidance written by California’s foremost practicing attorney authors, as well as forms and the information you need to succeed at each stage of your California matter.

Find out if it’s still good law


Get exclusive access to the leading citator. Shepard’s® Citations Service is—and has been for generations—the best way to keep pace with authority. Only Shepard’s shows you both negative and positive treatment of cases.


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* Comparison data based on information available as of October 2016.
Comparison data based on information available as of March 2017.