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Smarter Analytics

New! Access law firm analysis—right from your case.

Monitor law firm litigation trends. It only takes two clicks from your full-text case to get to Lex Machina® Legal Analytics®1. See which firms have the largest shares of specific types of litigation within a jurisdiction and uncover upward or downward trends. Use Lex Machina insights to develop competitive strategies, measure litigation results or shop for counsel.

Just click the blue law firm link in the Legal Analytics box in your full-text case. (Or select the law firm’s link in the text of the case.)

If analysis is available, you can click the Lex Machina link to move to the deep analysis summary (shown below) for Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Antitrust and Securities cases—even if you are not a Lex Machina customer. Lex Machina customers can sign in for additional analyses.

1Lex Machina Legal Analytics are not available to patron access customers.

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Added Document Flexibility

Briefs, Pleadings, Motions and Dockets: More now available from full-text cases

Your full-text case at Lexis Advance now opens the door to more related Briefs, Pleadings, Motions and Dockets. Tap the largest online collection of litigation-related documents right from the case-law research.

The About This Document box in full-text state and federal cases displays links to Related Court Materials by type; see the quantity of available documents as well. Select a content type link and review the results list of documents for that content type, or filter these documents by date, law firm, attorney and more.

You can even access related Briefs, Pleadings, Motions and Dockets from the Shepard’s® Report for your case. Just select the Related Court Materials link at the top of your Shepard’s report.

Searching Tables of Contents (TOCs) gets a new look—and more functionality

When you select a Table of Contents (TOC) source to search, you’ll still see options to Search All Documents in this source or search Table of Contents (TOC) only. Just click the radio button for your choice and enter your search words.

If you search the TOC only, you’ll now see a Search Within Results box. Add more search words to refine your results. Plus a new Edit Search button returns you to the TOC so you can change search terms.

If you Search All Documents in this Source, you’ll notice your results display now looks similar to results for other Lexis Advance searches. For example, you can:

  • Filter results, e.g., by jurisdiction, and save filter favorites (Filters vary by TOC.)
  • Re-sort results, e.g., from relevance (default) to document title, jurisdiction, etc. Use the Sort by pull-down menu
  • Use the new Edit Search button to return to the TOC and your search words

Plus you can use the Actions pull-down menu to add your search to a folder, include legal phrase equivalents to your search, create a link (permalink) to the results page and more.

Copying text? Now more citation formats are handy.

Select from more official citation formats for more jurisdictions when copying text from cases, statutes and administrative codes. Now choose from official and popular citation formats for more than 40 states. New jurisdictional style formats include AR, DE, IN, IA, KY, ME, MN, MS, NE, NC, OR, RI, VA, WV and WY.

Just highlight text copy and select Copy (Quick) from the option list. Then select your jurisdiction from the format pull-down menu. Your choice stays until you change it.

Convert documents into PDFs in Shepard’s® BriefCheck

Shepard’s® BriefCheck now also supports converting input documents into the PDF format (in addition to doc, docx, rtf, txt and wpd formats) for upload and analysis—no conversion needed.

More Must-Have Content

Video guidance from preeminent author adds deep insights to new practice guide

The Wagstaffe Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial2 is the one resource that no civil litigator should be without. Cutting-edge litigator and expert author James W. Wagstaffe breaks down complex procedural issues with timesaving tools and practical features, including:

  • More than 150 embedded videos featuring rich, explanatory information that brings each chapter to life—a Lexis Advance exclusive
  • Awareness features including commentary and practical insights on current legal events, including hot new cases and amendments to laws
  • Comprehensive checklists that offer step-by-step navigation of the complexities of pretrial federal civil procedure
  • Links to relevant and trusted Lexis Advance treatises such as Moore’s Federal Practice®
  • Expert insights through advisory practice tips, case examples, and “Warning” and “Local Practice” alerts
And soon you will find this unique resource in the new Federal Civil Litigation Practice Center coming to the Lexis Advance service.

Read more about The Wagstaffe Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial

2To add Wagstaffe content to your existing subscription, contact your LexisNexis® representative.

News sources from 150+ countries now available. And there’s more!

Gather news from across the globe in one search. Now it’s simple. Just select the International tab on the Explore Content pod.

To search international news, go to the Explore Content pod on the Lexis Advance home screen. Select News. Then you can choose International (news) by Country or International by Region. You’re ready to search across all available international news. Or select a specific nation. (You can also choose the International tab at Explore Content, select a country then all news for that nation.)

More non-U.S. sources are also available at the International tab. News sources join international treatises, law reviews, directories and financial & company profiles now available via specific country pages on Explore Content. Select the International tab, then choose your nation and source types.


Added Public Records help you find people faster and conduct more thorough due diligence

A larger pool of data matters when you need to locate an individual or conduct due diligence fast. Now LexisNexis® Public Records3 on Lexis Advance offers nearly 30 million additional phone records and 73 new criminal records sources containing approximately 4.29 million new criminal records. The expanded phone records enhance the Cellular & Alternate Phones section in the SmartLinx® Comprehensive Person Report as well as the Cellular & Alternate Phones Plus source found on the Public Records menu screen. You can find the additional criminal records sources in the Criminal Records standalone source and in the SmartLinx® Comprehensive Person Report.

3Separate subscription required for Public Records sources.*

More Search Power

It’s changed. Now see what happens when you click a source title …

Go ahead! Select a title (or several) for searching. Now it’s even easier:

  • Select a source title suggested in the Red Search Box and go directly to the Advanced Search Form or Table of Contents (if applicable) for that source to begin your search
  • Or add a suggested source to your search simply by clicking the new magnifying glass icon to the right of the suggested source in the Red Search Box. Repeat to add additional sources. To remove a source, just click the magnifying glass icon next to the title again

Source selection using the Explore Content feature works the same: Click a source and move directly to the Advanced Search Form or Table of Contents for that source. (You can also add multiple sources from Explore Content to a search by checking the box to the left of the source.)

Cover U.S. news by region—in one search

When you need to search for news across a region, now you’re done in one search. The Explore Content pod on the Lexis Advance home page offers five U.S. regions to choose from, bringing your results into better focus.

Select News from the Content Type tab available on the main Explore Content screen. Then click U.S. by Region. To see what states are covered in a region, click the “i” icon next to a region, e.g., next to Northwest.

Executive Orders are big news—and easy to find

Quickly pinpoint key research information in Executive Orders. To quickly locate these increasingly important documents, start with the Red Search Box, entering: presidential documents. Select the Presidential Documents and Executive Orders source, which offers a variety of presidential documents, including Executive Orders, Presidential Proclamations, presidential memoranda, notices, determinations, etc., from the Federal Register, some as far back as 1979.

Explore Content also now presents this source at the top of the Federal tab. Just click the tab and select the source to begin your search. Enter your search terms, for example, ENTER: trump and immigration, and go.

Quickly refine statute, administrative code and treaty searches using new segments

Segments are documents parts, like the headline of a news article. At Lexis Advance, you can search within the unique document segments of a content type. For example, search for specific words in the title of a treaty.

Now you can:

  • Search the statute or administrative code text only, excluding annotations and related editorial content
  • Zero in on treaties affecting only specified signatories—parties and nations of interest

Just use the TEXT segment with statutes or administrative codes or the PARTIES segment with treaties. Both segments are available in the Advanced Search form specific to your content type. Advanced Search forms are available from the Red Search Box. Just click Advanced Search. Advanced Search forms also display automatically when you select the title in Explore Content.

Faster Start to Research

Your most-used federal sources are now up-front

See the most popular federal sources up-front, including the United States Code Service, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, Presidential Documents and Executive Orders, and more. We’ve reorganized the Federal tab in the Explore Content pod to place the most frequently accessed sources right at the top.

Access more international sources from one screen

The International tab available in the Explore Content pod on the Lexis Advance home screen now offers links to these additional content types: news, treatises, law reviews, directories and financial & company profiles.

Begin practice-area research faster with two new Practice Centers

Access top sources for practice areas, industries and jurisdictions with Lexis Advance Practice Centers. Now find a Transportation Law Practice Center. And soon find the Federal Civil Litigation Practice Center featuring The Wagstaffe Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial with 150 embedded videos and searchable transcripts. Here’s the latest complete list of Lexis Advance Practice Centers.

Practice Centers available as of May 2017
(Newest additions are in bold.)

Easier Results Review

See key data directly under the case name

Case law results now display critical court, date and reporter information right below the case name.


Your Shepard’s reports are now easier to fine—tune

The Other Citing Sources tab of your Shepard’s reports also now break out statutes and regulations into separate categories for easier review.

*Due to the nature of the origin of public record information, the public records and commercially available data sources used in reports may contain errors. Source data is sometimes reported or entered inaccurately, processed poorly or incorrectly, and is generally not free from defect. This product or service aggregates and reports data, as provided by the public records and commercially available data sources, and is not the source of the data, nor is it a comprehensive compilation of the data. Before relying on any data, it should be independently verified. For Secretary of State documents, the data is for information purposes only and is not an official record. Certified copies may be obtained from that individual state’s Department of State. The LexisNexis SmartLinx® report will be provided within certain search and privacy parameters and is subject to LexisNexis General Terms and Conditions located at www.lexisnexis.com/terms/general.aspx. Other restrictions may apply.