LexisNexis Launches LexisCheck Version 3.0
Verification software now validates legal references in Web-based content
London, May 21, 2010 - LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced the release of Lexis®Check version 3.0 - an advanced adaptation of its intelligent legal software that automatically validates the accuracy of legal references to help legal professionals reduce cost, increase productivity and manage risk. The new version now includes LexisCheck Web, recognition of the new Supreme Court citation, improved linking to UK Legislation Status Snapshots on Lexis®Library, and a more intuitive toolbar.
To improve the accuracy and working practices of lawyers, the latest release offers a new feature that validates legal references across the Web, as well as intranet sites. Direct links to the authoritative content in LexisLibrary allow lawyers to rapidly discover and understand the status of the law that LexisCheck recognises and to feel more confident in the information they uncover through online sources.
New features for LexisCheck version 3.0 include:
* LexisCheck Web - Scans any Web-based content, including Internet and intranet pages, to automatically identify legal references and display LexisCheck signals, to indicate if the citation should be considered 'reasonable,' to be used with 'caution' or considered 'unreliable.' Links to the full-text in LexisLibrary and to related cases and commentary give lawyers the information they need to determine the correct application of the law.
* Recognition of the Supreme Court Citation - The Supreme Court has its own unique citation, which has been added to the comprehensive list of citations and legal references which LexisCheck recognises.
* Linking to UK Legislation Status Snapshots - Combining Halsbury's Is It in Force? and Halsbury's Statutes Citator, with a "traffic light" signal system to indicate the status of the Act and its provisions, the Status Snapshots source on LexisLibrary provides at-a-glance status information for any Act, or section of an Act, from the year 2000 onward.
* Revised Toolbar - Following customer feedback and extensive user-research, the LexisCheck toolbar was re-designed to make it more intuitive for users.
Karen Waldron, LexisNexis Director of Product Development, said: "The updated version of LexisCheck demonstrates our ongoing commitment to work with lawyers to provide innovative solutions that genuinely help in the practice of law. Lawyers often use free Internet sources to undertake simple legal research without properly understanding the potential risks of relying on unverified information. LexisCheck Web helps reduce the risk of citing out-of-date law while giving users a comprehensive snapshot of information, at the touch of a button."
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK], LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.
In the UK, LexisNexis online services include LexisLibrary - named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards - and Nexis® the single most powerful global news & business information service. The company has over 1,000 employees in the UK.
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