Legal practitioners researching case law always look for the most compelling evidence to persuade judges to interpret the law in your favor. However, citing pertinent case law that strengthens your case can require sifting through a multitude of cases to find the ones that solidify your argument. Lexis provides data-driven tools to help attorneys zero in on relevant cases and expedite case law research.
Be confident you’re citing the most authoritative and up-to-date content needed to win. Access the Lexis solution’s comprehensive collection of case law from all U.S. states and territories, plus D.C.—with case summaries, headnotes and more that are supported by a rigorous 29-step editorial process emphasizing quality.
When the Lexis attorney-editors read, analyze and summarize cases, they follow the holdings of the courts to ensure summaries are not misconstrued by editorialized headlines. Lawyers can confidently cite Lexis case law in each jurisdiction, every time, knowing that they are leveraging the current, comprehensive collection of each state’s case law.
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Access reliable content from attorney-editors who read each case and write case summaries that reflect court holdings. The Lexis service superior coverage with the most summarized cases since 1920 and more case summaries for unpublished cases than Westlaw* or any other case law research solution.
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With the Lexis service, each case also includes Core Terms, the words—facts, legal concepts, and more—the court used most often throughout the case, from overview to dissenting opinion. Browse to quickly determine relevance during case law research for your jurisdiction. A Lexis exclusive feature, you won’t find Core Terms offered through competing case-law research providers.
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Exclusive Lexis features help you quickly pinpoint the relevant case law you need to create a more exhaustive and airtight case strategy. Our patented Search Term Maps feature color codes search results in case searches so you can assess case law relevance faster than ever before. Leverage the Ravel View feature to see how your top case search results cite each other, so you can quickly view citing trends available in your state and zero in on the best options for your matter. With easily accessible Shepard’s case cards, unlock vital editorial treatment right on the case search results screen.