Whether practicing independently or operating as a legal dynamic duo, you’ll always feel the need to work more efficiently and authoritatively to maximize every billable hour. Whether you’re exploring small law office research tools to improve advice quality, win more cases or navigate unfamiliar legal territory, turn to the Lexis service.
The Need For Small Law Firm Legal Resources
An attorney will have to wear several hats in a small law firm. Unlike large law firms, solo practitioners and partners in two-attorney firms don’t have the luxury of delegating non-billable tasks. On top of client work, there’s the additional responsibility of accounting, new client acquisition, administrative tasks and more.
To thrive as a small law firm, you’ll need a solo law practice research tool designed to integrate into your practice, as an extension of your analytical mind. To achieve this, leverage the Lexis service—the ultimate small law firm online tool.
Expand the knowledge resources at your fingertips
As a small law firm, you won’t have a body of diverse legal backgrounds to consult when venturing into unfamiliar territory. But that shouldn’t prevent you from taking on complex cases outside your practice area. With Lexis, gain access to more than 60,000 legal, news, business and public records sources, including premium sources you can’t find anywhere else. As a solo lawyer, you can subscribe to just the specific content you rely upon most, such as primary law and news from a specific jurisdiction—no matter your area of interest, there are plenty of flexible subscription options to curate the content you want to see.
Simplify your search methods and zero in on improving advice quality
Attorneys practicing solo or with a partner handle every aspect of a client’s case from start to close. The Lexis Answers™ feature helps you cover more ground faster with fewer searches. It uses revolutionary AI to anticipate your research path, curating and delivering the most pertinent results so you can provide better legal advice to your clients more quickly.
Change the way you view your research
With the small law legal resources found within Lexis, spend less time finding relevant cases and more time building a winning case strategy. Discover how top cases in your search results cite each other—and how they can work together to bolster your position. The Ravel™ View feature harnesses powerful visualization tools, so you can leverage the best precedent for your case.
Cut to the chase
As the sole legal counsel for your client, you need to digest immense amounts of case law in a short span of time—and the exclusive Search Term Maps feature lets you do just that. Color-coded search terms allow for the rapid review of search results screens and full-text cases. With the Search Term Maps feature, attorneys can accurately gauge whether the case is relevant. Use the Search Term Location Bar on results screens to move quickly among the most relevant passages of the case, from headnotes through the opinion with this solo law practice research service.
Cite the most authoritative cases
With Shepard’s® Citations Service, only available through Lexis, you can count on the market-leading citator for comprehensive cite analysis. Unlock a full spectrum of editorial analysis that includes negative and positive treatments, so you can find support to build your persuasive arguments faster than ever. Shepard’s offers previews into editorial treatments right on full-text cases and even includes exclusive Shepard’s Signal™ indicators on headnotes so researchers can quickly find the most relevant points of law. This means that solo and two-attorney firms get to the deeper insights they need—with maximum efficiency.