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Smarter Analytics

Link to vital litigation intelligence—right from your case

Access powerful Lex Machina® Legal Analytics® graphics in two clicks. Gain clues about a judge's ruling tendencies, similar case outcomes and other data to drive a successful litigation strategy.

Just click the blue entity link for judges in your full-text case. (Or see the list of available links in the Legal Analytics box, shown at the right.)

Lex Machina<sup>®</sup> Legal Analytics<sup>®</sup>

Lex Machina judge information

If analysis is available, you can use the Lex Machina link to move to the deep analysis summary 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.

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Easier Results Review

Warning. Caution. Positive. But Why? Reason for Shepard’s Signal shows you

Now one click from within a full-text case brings you greater insight into its precedential value and noteworthy subsequent treatment. The new Reason for Shepard's Signal indicators feature shows you the citing reference that had the strongest influence on the Shepard's Signal indicator. No other online legal publisher offers this valuable feature.

Click the Reason for Shepard's Signal? link to view this top citing reference. You don't leave your full-text case—or incur additional charges for search or document access. This feature is initially available for cases dated after March 2003 in all jurisdictions.

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Reason for Shepards Signal

Get more insights faster from Shepard’s® reports

Finding and using good law gets even easier with these Shepard’s® Citations Service enhancements.

  • Use the Search Within Results box available in the left navigation bar to search by segments (i.e., search specific document parts, e.g., ATTORNEY, CITE, COURT, HEADNOTES, WRITTENBY, etc.).
  • Use the Narrow By filter to focus your results to reported or unreported citing cases or filter to court documents, specifically Briefs, Motions and Pleadings.

Find needed content types faster as you review results

Now you’ll see just the three most-accessed content categories on your results screen. Select a displayed category or expand to the full list of categories by clicking Show more.

There’s more to help you refine results quickly. Now you can edit searches in the Search Within Results box on results screens. No need to start from scratch.

Show More Results

Better understand your searches

See (example below) if your search was processed in natural language or as terms and connectors, as well as which terms are search words (plain text) and which are recognized commands (bold italic), making it easier to adjust future searches for best results.

Better understand your searches

More Search Power

Need more headnotes on your issue? One click retrieves them

The More like this Headnote feature in full-text cases—now available at Lexis Advance—points you to other cases with similar headnote language. Just click and get fast access to additional potentially relevant law.

Recent Searches

Now the Red Search Box does so much more for you

  • See and select from your last five searches, including filters you used. (See right.) Just place your cursor in the Red Search Box. Click a search and go—or edit the search beforehand.
  • Enter a partial case citation and select any available case at Lexis Advance.
  • Add searches with up to 3,000 characters—perfect for an extended passage.

Recent Searches

Added Document Flexibility

Full-text cases now include a direct link to case references

Select the new Find references to this case link in the About This Document box in the right-hand margin of your full-text case (see right). Move to a list of all available documents that refer to the case you’re viewing.

Find references to this case

Shepard’s® BriefCheck: Microsoft® Excel® and more!

Use the newest Shepard’s® BriefCheck and QuoteCheck enhancements to analyze memoranda and other arguments more efficiently:

  • Export BriefCheck results to a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet where you can filter and sort citing references to aid your analysis
  • Restrict a BriefCheck analysis from a point in time forward (dates starting with August 19, 2016) to examine just the citing references added to a document since that date, or just those from a specific decision date or later
  • And the Shepard’s QuoteCheck feature now supports text analysis of statutes and administrative codes, for all-important interpretation of legislative and regulatory intent

Faster Start to Research

Discover four new Practice Centers at Lexis Advance

Go directly to more top sources for practice areas, industries and jurisdictions with Lexis Advance Practice Centers—now including new Alaska, Mississippi, Nevada and Rhode Island jurisdictional centers. Here’s the latest complete list of Lexis Advance Practice Centers.

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