Summer associates identify writing and legal research skills required on the job
Posted on 11-22-2016 by Lextalk Admin

Summary Greater emphasis is being placed on practical skills in legal education as schools acknowledge that it is crucial for law students to develop strong research and writing skills to succeed in practice. This need becomes quickly apparent once a student lands that first summer associate position... Read More

Multi-state Monday: Find State and Local Laws Quickly and Easily with Lexis Practice Advisor
Posted on 10-24-2016 by Jae Lee

Multi-state employers must comply with a bewildering mosaic of laws for all of the different jurisdictions in which they have employees. States and localities may have legislative schemes that impose EEO and wage and hour protections parallel to those in federal law, supplemental leave entitlements for... Read More

The Importance of Data Visualization in the Legal Industry
Posted on 08-03-2016 by pavan

Legal work requires being able to identify and recognize patterns in patterns in information – or data – quickly and efficiently. For some, the term data visualization may be a foreign concept, yet is vastly important to others, but what exactly is it? Data visualization is basically the... Read More

Legal Aid, Meet Legal Tech via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri, Upsolve . Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 10:16 AM ET) -- In accounting, consumers have TurboTax to complete personal tax returns. In medicine, patients have WebMD to diagnose their conditions... Read More

Utilizing Mobility: The Portability and Cost Benefit
Posted on 02-08-2016 by pavan

Legal professionals are certainly embracing the portability and cost benefit of mobile e-book technol­ogy. According to the ABA technol­ogy survey, one third of lawyers report now using legal e-books for work, which is actually a large and growing number compared to just a few years ago. Meanwhile... Read More

Utilizing Mobility To Contain Costs
Posted on 02-08-2016 by pavan

The areas of legal mobility with the most direct connection to cost contain­ment are e-books and digital lending technology. Very simply, because e-books are digital they don’t take up any physical space and can be man­aged, replaced or updated virtually. This helps a firm or department... Read More

Utilizing Mobility for Research On the Go
Posted on 02-08-2016 by pavan

One of the many tasks today’s mo­bile lawyer can perform on a smart device is legal research. And while this is certainly convenient, it is be­coming clear that mobility can also maximize the value of legal research in terms of productivity, quality of work and cost containment —... Read More

Utilizing Mobility: Creating Maximum Business Value for Legal Research
Posted on 02-02-2016 by pavan

Today, everything seems mobile. The convergence of smart phones, tablets, and cloud technology over the past several years means you can now do virtually anything no matter where you are, no matter what time of day. Want to watch a movie while you wait in line at the DMV? How about downloading a walking... Read More

Advance your insurance claims research [complimentary webinar]
Posted on 10-12-2015 by Tammy Pietrzak

Sign up for our short Webinar to see how insurance claims professionals like you get the results they need with Lexis Advance®. So what exactly will the presentation cover? Great question! This presentation we will review the Lexis Advance platform and how it can help you conduct your insurance... Read More

Mobile Research: How your colleagues are using their mobile devices to conduct legal research?
Posted on 08-04-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Global data usage on mobile devices has increased by 81 percent last year, and by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on the planet. And, mobile apps for legal research are rapidly becoming as ubiquitous as the smart devices on which they run. For most... Read More

Law Students - Your 5 Keys To Career Success [Infographic]
Posted on 06-16-2015 by Christina Alge

Whether you graduate at the top of your class or the bottom, everyone has the potential to be a GREAT attorney. While passing the Bar is a necessary requirement, it is by no means the only gage of how one can use one’s legal education, skills and training to serve clients, deal with the bench and... Read More

Is the old saying “you get what you pay for” applicable to low cost research providers? What your colleagues are saying about this topic.
Posted on 06-10-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

We all have bought a product with high expectations and when we used it we were left disappointed; however, when it comes to low-cost research providers, does this old saying apply there as well? And, if you are occasionally solicited for these services and wonder whether the cost savings is worth... Read More

Law school grads: What your job rivals don’t want you to know
Posted on 06-09-2015 by Travis Burchart

As a recent law grad, you’re steadfast in winning your first legal job. So how do you boost your chances of getting hired? Simple: Read the hiring partner’s mind. You think you already know this. You think hiring partners are focused on law school tiers and coveted law review positions... Read More

Boolean: The dead language of legal research?
Posted on 06-01-2015 by Travis Burchart

“Nobody uses Boolean anymore,” a lawyer recently told me. When I heard this, my jaw dropped because I’m a child of Boolean searches. In law school, Boolean connectors were drilled into our heads, while natural language was brushed under the rug. Back then, Boolean exemplified accuracy... Read More

Coherently Reporting Research in Emails #writinglegally
Posted on 04-02-2015 by Jamie Baker

Garner's On Words series in the ABA Journal is very useful. Each month, he offers great tips for better legal writing. Garner's September 2014 post discusses coherently reporting research in emails. As noted, "[i]n the rushed exigency of modern law practice, with the expectation of nearly... Read More

Tuesday Tips: The Top 3 Helpful Tips When Navigating the New Lexis Advance
Posted on 09-09-2014 by Tracie Morris

After the release of the new Lexis Advance® we thought we'd address some of our top customer questions. Here are some of the aspects of Lexis Advance® that received attention. Responsive Design Customers are used to our Lexis Advance pre-search filter screens being overlays that cover... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: The Basics of Document Delivery
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Sarah Patrick

(Please visit the site to view this video) This post describes the basics of Document Delivery on Lexis Advance include saving to a folder, printing, downloading and emailing. This post will also provide a short overview about using other options such as printing, downloading, and emailing. 1. Once... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: Introduction to Searching
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Sarah Patrick

(Please visit the site to view this video) This short tutorial will introduce you to the various way in which you can search on Lexis Advance. There are a number of ways to access content on the platform, but keep in mind that the overall search methodology is to run a search across all content and to... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: How-To Browse Sources
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

(Please visit the site to view this video) Do you need help finding a specific document? Browse Sources is a feature that allows you to not only find a specific source, but also allows you to run searches in these sources, save them as favorites, as well as see important details about the sources in... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: How-To Use Pre-Search Filter Granularity in Lexis Advance
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Sarah Patrick

(Please visit the site to view this video) Working with Pre-Search Filters on Lexis Advance allows you to narrow your results from the beginning. Included within the Filter options are tabs for Jurisdiction, Category or Content Type, Practice Area & Topics, Recent & Favorites and finally... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: Recognition of Citations
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

(Please visit the site to view this video) One of the benefits that Lexis Advance offers is the ability to log in and start typing in the search box right away, without telling the system what kind of search you are running or selecting a content type. The search box is intelligent enough to recognize... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: Delivery of Full Text Citing Decisions from a Shepard’s Report
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Sarah Patrick

(Please visit the site to view this video) Using Lexis Advance, you have the ability to get full text of citing decisions from a Shepard’s report delivered. When beginning your research, type the appropriate citation into the red search box. Then, select citing decisions from the options on... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: How-To Create & Leverage Favorites
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Sarah Patrick

(Please visit the site to view this video) This is a short tutorial on how to create and leverage Favorites on Lexis Advance. Favorites are created as shortcuts that can be used to apply filters on Lexis Advance when you have a more narrow starting point in mind; as compared to searching all content... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: How-To Use Footnotes
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Sarah Patrick

(Please visit the site to view this video) Footnotes are added to caselaw documents in order to supplement what is said in the text of an opinion. Footnotes can be used to provide an example of a point made in the text, to define a term or even to raise a potential complication. Footnotes are written... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: An In Depth Video
Posted on 09-05-2014 by HBarnhorn

You may have a few questions about how you will use Lexis Advance. A few weeks before the Sept. 8 release, I created a training seminar for both paralegals and paralegal faculty to help introduce the new enhancements of Lexis Advance. This training session is also helpful for anyone who is interested... Read More