|LexisNexis has announced that it has introduced a series of online
treatise and data enhancements at http://www.lexis.com
to improve ease of use and navigation. The company also announced that
it has added five practice-area-specific sections to lexisONE, its Web-based
resource for solo and small-firm attorneys.
Treatise, Data Improvements
According to the announcement, the enhanced navigational tools make
it easier to search Matthew Bender treatises, CCH materials, and primary-source
materials such as state statutes and regulations.
"LexisNexis offers the legal professional an unparalleled portfolio
of analytical content resources that deliver powerful insights to difficult
legal questions," said Lou Andreozzi, president and CEO of LexisNexis North
American Legal Markets. "Our enhanced navigational tools allow our customers
to use authoritative content that is powered by new, easy-to-use technology
features that make searching and navigating complex material quicker, easier,
and more productive."
An enhanced table of contents combines the search and table of contents
view onto a single page. Users can search selected portions of the enhanced
table of contents to view, search, or print. In addition, customers can
search from any point of the enhanced table of contents or browse to all
levels of the document, making a seamless transition from print to online.
The expandable and collapsible table of contents links to documents and
subdocuments and provides a direct link back to the table of contents from
the document. A list of proper citations is displayed so users can quickly
pinpoint or cite their location within a specific document.
The explore feature allows a user to navigate through the segments of
each document, such as a case summary, disposition, opinion, or footnote.
The user can link to specific sections or subsections within applicable
enhanced navigation sources. This includes authoritative analytical materials
such as Matthew Bender treatises, CCH materials, and state statutes and
The floating cite assistant allows a user to quickly pinpoint cite information,
thereby eliminating unnecessary scrolling within a document. The user simply
rests the cursor anywhere in the text of the document and a pop-up box
displays after a few seconds to indicate the pinpoint cite. Enhanced footnote
linking allows single-click access to the text of an online footnote. Clicking
on a footnote reference link within the document navigates the user to
the text of the footnote. Clicking on an up-arrow link from the footnote
transfers the user back to the footnote reference in the document.
The following are lexisONE's new practice-area sections:
These sections will help attorneys who specialize in these areas of the
law stay current on new developments and on results of specific cases.
Business Litigation & Bankruptcy focuses on business litigation from
cases like the Microsoft antitrust suit to small-company cases that may
highlight a new interpretation of existing laws. It also provides news
about bankruptcy proceedings across the country.
Criminal Law concentrates on interesting and prominent cases, prosecutors,
and defense attorneys. Coverage also highlights points of law that may
affect courts across the country.
Estates, Trusts, and Tax Law focuses on new developments, trends, and cases
in the fields.
Family Law covers a variety of cases and opinions from across the country.
What happens in a local jurisdiction may help other attorneys adapt their
Intellectual Property Law concentrates on the legal implications of cutting-edge
technologies. It also features news about more traditional copyright, patent,
and trademark issues.
Content for the additional sections is derived from more than 2,500
of LexisNexis' domestic and international news sources and will be updated
regularly. The new sections are easily accessible from drop-down menus
within lexisONE's Breaking Legal News section.
"As one of the world's leading providers of news and business information,
LexisNexis is uniquely positioned to provide attorneys a broad selection
of news coverage. We will focus the news to help attorneys track and anticipate
important developments in the law," said Bill Carter, vice president of
Source: LexisNexis, Dayton, OH, 800/227-9597, 937/865-6800; http://www.lexisnexis.com.