CRIV/LexisNexis® Semiannual Call

The CRIV/LexisNexis® Semiannual Call took place Thursday, May 25, 2023. Participants included:

  • Monique Gonzalez — CRIV Liaison to LexisNexis
  • Carolyn Bach — Sr. Manager, Knowledge & Research and Faculty Programs, LexisNexis
  • Simon Weierman — Sr. Director, Large Markets, LexisNexis
  • Vani Ungapen — AALL Executive Director
  • Michelle Hook Dewey — AALL Executive Board Liaison to CRIV

This update includes news and product enhancements released between January and May 2023.

New Developments

  • LexisNexis® announced the launch of Lexis+® AI™, a generative AI platform designed to transform legal work. Lexis+ AI is built and trained on the largest repository of accurate and exclusive legal content, leveraging an extensive collection of documents and records to provide customers with trusted, comprehensive legal results with unmatched speed and precision—and backed by verifiable, citable authority.
  • LexisNexis released results from a survey on Generative AI with input from 1,176 U.S. lawyers, 1,239 law students and 1,765 consumers. In one of the most extensive surveys of its kind, the research was conducted to better understand overall awareness of generative AI, current use of generative AI tools in daily work, and willingness to adopt generative AI tools for various legal matters.
  • LexisNexis released an updated version of its Gross Legal Product (GLP) Index. The report reveals that, despite rising inflation, soaring energy prices, new regulations and financial sanctions—not to mention an economic recession—the legal sector grew by 3% in 2022, with restructuring and insolvency, tax and competition law all making a heavy contribution.
  • LexisNexis issued a new investigative report entitled “Calling time on the billable hour.” The report looks at why almost half of all external legal spend is now taking place through alternative fee arrangements such as flat or fixed fees, a major increase since pre-pandemic times.
  • was made available for subscription by Large Law firms through LexisNexis through an exclusive partnership with Dow Jones® that allows legal professionals to stay updated on investment news, strategies, and insights, followed by in-depth research using LexisNexis.


  • Fact and Issue Finder, a powerful, practice-specific feature empowering litigation researchers to rapidly find resources pertinent to issues, topics and facts and was awarded AALL’s 2023 Best New Product. Fact & Issue Finder was also issued a patent for its “No Fail Searching” technology. Multiple topical and fact filtering enhancements were recently released.
  • More Like This Passage provides researchers with the ability to identify an important passage in a case law document, and with one click, find more cases with highly similar language using a highly targeted, AI driven approach. This new feature enables users to find relevant precedent from across the entire collection.
  • Brief Analysis introduced a new landing page that includes an option to upload an opponent’s brief. See the Above the Law article highlighting the new features—”Favorable and Unfavorable Authority” and “Winning Briefs.” Quote Check now displays cited source information and omitted text more clearly, and a link to Brief Analysis is embedded within Lexis® Search Advantage enhancing workflow within their document management system.
  • Released a new Parallel Citation Lookup tool on Lexis+® that provides a quick way for users to retrieve parallel citations for U.S. case law without first searching for a document.
  • Agreement Analysis is a new document analysis tool that supports transactional attorneys in analyzing, negotiating and finalizing transactional agreements currently into commercial preview testing with clients.
  • Lexis+ Shepard’s® History Visualization enhancements help researchers understand the full litigation history of a case and quickly view specific types of history (ex: Judgments/Dismissals, Stays, Habeas & Post-Conviction Proceedings) in the map and timeline.
  • Roll out of Run Search As capability offering greater transparency in how search results were generated and control to the user to re-run their search in their desired approach.
  • Compare functionality was expanded to federal and state legislation enabling customers to choose current versions of legislation and compare them against archived versions in a matter of seconds.
  • Lexis+ Answers was expanded to include Recommended Questions to utilize in addition to Answers® that helps guide users to related, relevant information faster.
  • Cited Law Preview was extended to case law documents. Now, when a Lexis+ user is viewing a case document and clicks on a link to a statute or code, a preview flyout will appear on the right side of the screen to review before opening the document in full.

Lexis+® & Lexis® – Content Additions

  • 28 Matthew Bender® treatises, licensed secondary materials, and jury instructions have been added to Lexis+/Lexis.
  • Added hundreds of thousands of briefs, pleadings, motions, and hundreds of thousands of trial court orders.
  • Updated & added Regulatory content for 10 countries including Russia, Uruguay, Turkey, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Indonesia, Denmark, Argentina and Portugal.
  • Released 5 new Native American Tribal Court Options, 28 new Tribal code sources and 7 new indices for State Codes.

Practical Guidance

  • A new Federal Government practice area was made available to customers in May and is the 23rd practice area covered by Practical Guidance. This release provides support for attorneys involved in Federal Government practice, including those that work at federal agencies, counsel for companies that do business with the federal government, and law firm attorneys that represent federal government contractors.
  • The Civil Litigation practice area was expanded with coverage for Virginia.
  • The Practical Guidance team released a new Generative AI Resource Kit.
  • Explore the latest practice insights in our Practical Guidance Journal and learn more of what’s recently been updated within Practical Guidance in our Issue 4 (January) and Issue 5 (May) Newsletters.


  • Expanded coverage with 8 new court systems added:
    • CA – Kings Superior
    • CA – Napa Superior
    • MI – St. Clair Circuit
    • NV – Supreme & Court of Appeals
    • OH – Wood
    • OH – Clark
    • TN – Hamilton Circuit
    • TN – Knox Circuit
  • Released a new docket research system on Lexis+® UK, to provide UK access to the United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice in England and Wales.

Lexis® Verdict & Settlement Analyzer (VSA)

  • Refinement features includes the addition of 5 new resolution types in the ‘Case resolution’ filter and search term maps for Jury Verdicts results list.
  • Improved search relevance, aligned with searching Jury Verdicts on Lexis+.
  • Released work folders for users to save research results to access later.

Lex Machina®


  • Unveiled the UK edition of Law360® Pulse, bringing exclusive industry-leading business of law news coverage and insights to UK legal professionals.
  • Law360 two new state sections: Law360 Michigan and Law360 Washington.

Nexis Newsdesk

  • Newsletter enhancement that reduces duplicate articles surfaced.
  • Updates to reduce False positive results when targeting companies.
  • Improved Noise Filter functionality .


  • Released the Intelligize® M&A Report showing M&A deals by SEC Registrants falling in 2022, with uncertainty lingering in 2023.


  • Introduced Contract Lifecycle Management and enhanced work intake features to its enterprise legal management solution.
  • CounselLink® Introduces CounselLink® FastTrack, a Prompt Pay Service that Improves corporate cash holdings while getting law firms paid faster.
  • The CounselLink team released its annual billing rate trends report. Drawing upon the CounselLink extensive database of over $52 billion in legal spending across more than 420,000 timekeepers and more than 1.4 million matters. The report provides detailed insights on seven key metrics, including law firm consolidation, alternative fee arrangements, and hourly rates by practice area, firm size, and location.

CaseMap® Cloud

  • Multiple enhancements were made including rollout of (1) Case Templates, (2) Add Issues on the Fly on Facts, (3) Create Sub-Issues when Creating Parent Issues, (4) Filter Issues on Fact Panel in Document Viewer, (5) Data Import to Case Elements, (6) Create People Roles; (7) Create Document Types, (8) Link People and Organizations from the Document and Transcript Viewer, (9) Custom Reporting, and (10) Print and Download from Document.

Law School Updates:

Resources for Legal Information Professionals:

  • AALL® Attendees: We are proud to be a Platinum Sponsor and look forward to spending time with you at the annual meeting. Visit us in booth 701 for the latest updates and news on over a dozen products including Lexis+® AI™. Also join us for special program and showcase sessions on Artificial Intelligence and Social Justice, Lexis+ AI, ESG, Real World APIs, and the latest updates from LexisNexis® Digital Library, Law360® and Lex Machina®. We will also be celebrating Shepard’s® 150th Birthday.
  • Summer Associate Resources
  • Librarian Webinar Series Recordings, Spring 2023
  • Subscribe to InfoPro Weekly: Stay on top of recent product and practice area updates, webinars etc. that matter to law librarians.
  • Lexis+® Certification Program for Information Professionals: speak to your Knowledge & Research Consultant or LexisNexis Representative to learn more.

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