LexisNexis, a global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, introduced LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite - a dynamic set of capabilities that quickly reveals facts related to a case as well as information on key players involved to help legal professionals sharpen their litigation strategies, manage client expectations, and drive better outcomes for their cases.
According to a 2010 survey of corporate and law firm attorneys conducted by LexisNexis, 84% of lawyers consider it very important to conduct research on an expert that opposing counsel has retained in order to improve their litigation outcome. However, when it comes to learning more about an expert who has been hired by opposing counsel, only 23 percent rely on outside research in conducting their evaluations.
As the first product in a series of releases that will be part of the LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite, LexisNexis Expert Witness Profiles is a web-based solution that addresses this issue by harnessing the largest and most comprehensive collection of information about expert witnesses in North America, which was developed for direct use by litigators. Built on the New Lexis technology platform, this rich set of content combined with easy to use analytical tools, enables users to more effectively evaluate and report on experts retained by opposing counsel or ones they may want to retain themselves.
Resources within LexisNexis Expert Witness Profiles include an authoritative, exclusive database of more than 1,000,000 records on 220,000-plus experts from IDEX, acquired by LexisNexis in 2008. The collection of information available to evaluate these experts includes transcripts from previous depositions and trials, resumes and CVs, verdicts and settlements in past cases, testimony challenges, news, publications, and Lexis Web searching.
Expert Witness Profiles also provides customers with the ability to manage the information they collect about experts by helping them aggregate volumes of data into single, easy to read reports. Interactive charts and graphs allow users to identify trends and meaningful information to assist them in shaping their case strategy. Users can also quickly illustrate how often an expert has been hired by plaintiff or defense counsel, the percentage of cases in which the expert has testified for the prevailing party, losing party, or in cases where there was a settlement, and the percentage breakdown of cases by area of law in which the expert was retained.
Users can add Expert Witness Profiles to their existing lexis.com subscription or order reports on a transactional basis for a flat fee by accessing www.lexis.com/profilesuite. More information about LexisNexis Expert Witness Profiles can be accessed at www.lexisnexis.com/expert-witness-profiles. Additional tools will be added to LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite over time.