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Volume 19, Issue 1 January 2002
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LexisNexis Announces Treatise, Data Enhancements; Upgrades lexisONE

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 regulations.

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.
 

lexisONE Additions
The following are lexisONE's new practice-area sections: 

  • 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 legal strategy.

  • Intellectual Property Law concentrates on the legal implications of cutting-edge technologies. It also features news about more traditional copyright, patent, and trademark issues.
These sections will help attorneys who specialize in these areas of the law stay current on new developments and on results of specific cases.

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 lexisONE.
 

Source: LexisNexis, Dayton, OH, 800/227-9597, 937/865-6800; http://www.lexisnexis.com

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