Skip to Main

Innovative Tools and Features

Pushing the Boundaries of Legal Intelligence

Lexis® takes online legal research to the next level


LexisNexis put legal research online first. Now we’re leading the way with powerful data visualization and predictive analytical tools you can use to make your work faster and more reliable.

 Think circles around your legal issue with the Ravel View

Your search results can become a chart of connected, relevant cases. With the Ravel View through the Lexis service, quickly discover how top cases in your search results cite each other—and how they can work together to support your position. Find seminal cases, uncover opinions that might otherwise be overlooked, and discern citing trends across jurisdictions and over time. In one integrated view—only at Lexis.

Uncover Shepard’s® treatment for your legal issue—without leaving your full-text case

Positive and negative Shepard’s Signal™ indicators are now included with LexisNexis® headnotes in full-text cases. See how courts have treated your issue and validate points of law faster using this Lexis® exclusive.

If you want to view a Shepard’s® report for that issue, select a Shepard's Signal indicator. Move directly to a Shepard’s report focused to that headnote and treatment.

Research Questions Asked and Answered—
with Lexis AnswersTM

The Lexis Answers™ feature at Lexis® is a powerful AI approach to interpreting searches and mining answers. Start typing a query in the Red Search Box, and the machine-learning technology behind Lexis Answers understands your query and can even suggest a natural-language question for you. Then it anticipates your research path, curating and delivering a concise Answers Card plus comprehensive, relevant search results. You cover more ground faster with fewer searches.


Uncover Judicial Insights with Lex Machina®

Visualize Case Relevance with Search Term Maps

Predict Bill Passage with Legislative Outlook

Legislative Outlook uses predictive analytics and sophisticated algorithms to determine and report the likelihood of a bill’s passage through the legislative process. Legislative Outlook displays an at-a-glance meter of a bill’s probability for advancing to the next legislative step, based on the politics of the jurisdiction, the sponsor(s)’s influence and past success rate, and other empirical data.

Watch the video

Find Good Law with Shepard’s® Citations Service

Shepard’s® innovations enable deeper insight into the reception of your case. Discover splits in authority with positive and negative treatment indications, and visualize case treatment with the exclusive Shepard’s Graphical. Also, quickly understand why a case received the treatment it did—without leaving your full-text case. With one click, the new Reason for Shepard’s Signal feature displays the citing reference—at the precise passage—most responsible for the Shepard’s Signal indicator.

Reason for Shepard’s Signal Flyer

Finished exploring? Start experiencing.

You’ve seen just a few of the innovations in the tools and leading-edge legal technology located within Lexis.

Now let’s talk about how we can best apply those innovations to meet the distinct needs of your organization.

LexisNexis, a division of RELX Inc., may contact you in your professional capacity with information about our other products, services and events that we believe may be of interest. You can manage your communication preferences via our Preference Center. You can learn more about how we handle your personal data and your rights by reviewing our Privacy Policy.