Lexis Advance Wins 2013 CODiE Award For Best Legal Information Solution

Lexis Advance Wins 2013 CODiE Award For Best Legal Information Solution

LexisNexis is thrilled to announce that Lexis Advance won the 2013 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Legal Information Solution.

This category recognizes the Best Legal Information Solution designed for the legal professional.

Lexis Advance was assessed on the following dimensions:

- Content: Depth and Accuracy
- Customization or personalization
- Feature Set
- Groundbreaking & Significance of Innovation
- Innovation of Business Model / Go-To-Market Approach
- Interoperability
- Platform Flexibility & Accessibility
- Relevance to Target Audience/ Customer
- Search capabilities
- User Experience & Usability

If you haven't tried Lexis Advance - you are missing out! Log on today and take advantage of exciting enhancements, content additions and usability enhancements including SEGMENT SEARCHING.

Here is some information on one of our newest enhancements on Lexis advance - searching within segments:

How do I search in specific segments?

In Lexis AdvanceTM, all documents of the same type have a common structure, composed of the natural parts or divisions referred to as segments. For example, cases contain name, date, court, opinion, and dissent segments, among others.

You can restrict your search to a specific part or segment of a document, such as the court that heard the case or the judge who wrote the opinion.

Different types of documents have different segments. For example, a case doesn't have the same segments as a newspaper article.

Segment searching is especially useful when you are looking for:

  • Opinions written by a particular judge
  • Cases involving a specific party
  • Cases in which a particular attorney or firm appeared as counsel

Which segments are searchable in Lexis AdvanceTM?

Lexis AdvanceTM does not search all of the same content types or segments as Lexis® (lexis.com). Below is the list of content types that can currently be searched with a segment search using Lexis Advance. To open a spreadshheet that lists the specific segments that can be searched in these content types, click Searchable Segments.

  • Administrative Codes and Regulations
  • Administrative Materials
  • Company Financial
  • Directories
  • Statutes and Legislation
  • Briefs, Pleadings and Motions
  • US Cases
  • Analytical Materials
  • Dockets
  • Expert Witness Analysis
  • Forms
  • Jury Instructions
  • Jury Verdicts and Settlements
  • Legal News
  • Scientific

Searching in a Specific Segment

  • 1. In the search box, enter your search, beginning with the segment name and followed by your search terms in parentheses. To find opinions written by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, enter: Example:writtenby(o'connor)
  • 2. Click Search.

Segment searches can be run as either a natural language or a Boolean search, depending on the search syntax you use. The table below has examples of segment searches using natural language and Boolean syntax.


Type This

Find cases when you know the party names, using natural language

name(griggs duke)

Find a legal news story when you know the headline, using natural language

headline(michael jackson death)

Find cases when you know the party names, using Boolean syntax

name(griggs and duke)

Find cases involving the right to counsel and heard by either Judge Anderson or Judge Markey, using Boolean syntax

right to counsel and judges(anderson or markey)

Find cases argued by Jensen for which Posner wrote the opinion, using Boolean syntax

writtenby(posner) and attorney(jensen)


  • 1. cite
  • 2. name
  • 3. company
  • 4. hlead
  • 5. court
  • 6. headline
  • 7. congress
  • 8. term
  • 9. title
  • 10. publication
  • 11. summary
  • 12. section heading
  • 13. number
  • 14. status
  • 15. judges
  • 16. publication-type
  • 17. written-by
  • 18. firm (may only be Dockets)
  • 19. attorney (may only be Dockets)

For more information or a demonstration, kindly contact your LexisNexis Representative today! Happy Searching!

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