LexisNexis Legal Research

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LexisNexis review by <span>Nancy R. E.</span>
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Love Lexis for Legal Research and much more!

What do you like best?

Lexis has great legal research features that make finding relevant case law efficient. The new Advance Smart Filter also helps narrow results to what is on point.

Their additional resources for locating information on people, incl addresses and past background, is also a useful tool for a litigator. I often use these tools when writing briefs, researching case law, litigating and preparing probate estate documents (as current addresses for potential parties or heirs may be hard to find).

What do you dislike?

The subscription fees are a bit higher than I would like. It seems especially pricey for new lawyers who are just starting out with their own practice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Utilize their free trial option and connect with customer service before buying. Using the free trial gives you a great chance to try and compare to other legal research products. Customer Service Reps can also help you find deals that may not be online.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Efficient and effective case research means I spend less time and can get my clients better, faster results.

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LexisNexis review by <span>Thomas S.</span>
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Online Legal Research Revamped

What do you like best?

The biggest change with Lexis Advance Quicklaw is stylistic and in that sense they've done a good job at modernizing the tool. It has a clean and sleek look which is a huge improvement over the previous version which was looking dated with its microscopic font sizes. It has the same expansive set of resources. One of the most useful is the Halsbury's Laws of Canada which covers every topic imaginable and is usually right up to date.

What do you dislike?

When you first open it up, unless you know what resources are available to you, it may not be readily apparent. For example, if you're coming from Westlaw and are used to having access to the CED you might not know you should be looking for Halsbury as the equivalent. Also, while the Halsbury is a great resource, it's difficult to find a full table of contents to navigate through and you are instead required to sort through search results. Having some sort of snapshot summary of popular resources in your plan available would be helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There's limited paid legal research services available. Best bet is to get a trial run of both Westlaw and Quicklaw and see which you prefer. If possible, try relying on CanLII to start and see if that satisfies your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The paid legal research tools are becoming less relevant as free services such as CanLII improve and with courts ensuring all their decisions are published electronically. Generally you're not going to find too many new decisions on Quicklaw that aren't available elsewhere. That being said, our firm still believes it's essential to for any practice involved in serious legal research to have a service such as Quicklaw. Quicklaw helps us easily access a large volume of top-notch resources without having to leave our office.

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LexisNexis review by User in Legal Services
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Easier than WestLaw

What do you like best?

I always liked Lexis better because the format of the home page and search tools were easier to use. I felt it was more intuitive and closer to a Google search then WestLaw was.

What do you dislike?

I think the first time I hit search I'd prefer to just see case law, instead of getting all the possibilities. I think it's easier to add search options once you need them or want, rather then remove the search options. It can also be difficult to accurately narrow down the search results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lexis has always had the Shepherdize tool. This is the easiest way to see if your case is still good law. This benefits the firm, the client, and the attorney by making sure arguments and interpretations are valid and based on the most current cases.

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Not as intuitive as WestLaw

What do you like best?

I like the "Get A Document" button which makes it clear where to directly zoom to a document instead of doing a general search. However, there is very little I like about Lexis.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the search function enormously. It is difficult to find a case or book even if you have the full citation already. The search results are organized in a test-heavy, non-intuitive way, and it is difficult to search different types of materials (like statutes and law review articles) at the same time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Lexis to perform case research for cases on trial and appeal. When you are very specific about what you are looking for, Lexis provides the benefit of offering the original case text rather than unreliable online sources.

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Personal Favorite Legal Research Database

What do you like best?

The homepage features a clean layout that you can dive deep into depending on topic, jurisdiction, or type of document you’re seeking - or a combination of all of them. Inside the search tool you can drill down further but the homepage is a great launching pad. I like the history and folder sections that highlight my search history and personalized folders that I use to organize research. Great when you’re managing both work and school under one login. The topic summaries are great as well to give a big picture; it’s helpful for students just starting out

What do you dislike?

Wish the search narrowing tools were closer to the homepage or accessible from the main frame. It’d also be helpful if the practice advisor information was more integrated into the remainder of the material. Like when reading a criminal complaint from a case the corresponding response and complaint forms from practice advisor could pop up on the side

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reduced time researching especially as you get comfortable searching with advanced search assistors

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Great research tool!

What do you like best?

The data is easy to get, it's always up to date and mostly accurate. Saves me time! Also with all of the output in one place I don't need to go through a variety of tabs to get my data. It;s also easy to save data to my computer which is super helpful

What do you dislike?

It is not pretty or user friendly. The output could be more streamlined so that it reads in an easier way (if that makes sense). Since it's legal, it would be great to have a function where you tell LN what your agenda is in looking up data (settlement, crimes, etc.) and it could tailor that information in an easy to read doc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The interface is kind of easy to use, but the output can be a little choppy. The info is usually pretty accurate, but you still need to cross check with other databases for accuracy. I've found some instances where the data was old and inaccurate (I didn't know and used to to my detriment).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Generally, looking up people or companies to check net values, assets. This helps in knowing how much they can settle for. Also, looking up unlisted information like addresses, aliases, etc. that could help in verifying a person's authenticity.

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