It’s no secret that many attorneys use Microsoft Office® software—and take advantage of Lexis Advance® research tools. Among them are quite a few who draft and review case or deal documents. But many don’t know this: It’s possible to access legal research, citation and quote-checking features, EagleEye proofreading tools, a PDF converter and other capabilities directly from within a Microsoft® Word document.
You can also perform several of those tasks—including PDF conversion to Word—directly from a Microsoft® Outlook® email.
Lexis for Microsoft Office is the only legal drafting solution on the market designed in partnership with Microsoft to seamlessly integrate with Outlook and Microsoft Word. Professionals in your practice can use it to dramatically reduce the time needed to review, draft and proofread legal documents.
Once you install Lexis for Microsoft Office, just open a document or email containing legal information, and a LexisNexis® tab displays. Click that tab, and convenient document tools are at your fingertips.
Using the Find All button, you can easily get background information. Lexis for Microsoft Office automatically creates links from the legal entities, terms of art and citations in your Microsoft Word or Outlook file to Lexis Advance research and Shepard’s® validation tools.
Depending on the tool sets you request when you subscribe, you can also use Lexis for Microsoft Office to:
Meeting the latest court requirements
More and more attorneys are benefiting from the Link to Cites features as courts increasingly require briefs to include live citation links.
Once you have Lexis for Microsoft Office, you can use Link to Cites at no additional cost. This can save hours of work since you won’t have to manually hyperlink your citations one by one.
Here’s how you can create permanent hyperlinks to citations:
Once your brief is complete, select “Prepare TOA” and insert your Table of Authorities into the document. You can easily format it as desired.
Select “Link to Cites” to activate the permanent hyperlinks.
Your brief will be ready to meet the court requirements.
Anyone who has access to Lexis Advance will be able to pull up the citation within Lexis Advance. This includes staff in the Federal Courts, where every employee has Lexis Advance access.
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Find out more
For details or to request a free Lexis for Microsoft Office trial, go to www.lexisnexis.com/office.
Coming soon: Watch your email for information on the next release, which will add major enhancements in 2016.
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