Earlier this week, LexisNexis Legal & Professional unveiled the upcoming availability of Lexis+ Fact & Issue Finder, at the American Association of Law Libraries conference . This new feature enables litigators to identify caselaw relevant to the specific facts and issues of their client’s case. The new offering covers six litigation practice areas – Personal Injury, Labor & Employment, Insurance, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Business & Commercial – with additional practice areas planned.
I met with Jeff Pfeifer, LexisNexis Chief Product Officer during the Conference to get an overview of the Lexis+ Fact and Issue Finder. Pfeifer alluded to a “abyss of information” which practically paralyses an associate faced with so much precedent and so many research tools. The Fact & Issue Finder is focused on helping lawyers locate the most factually relevant cases quickly. According to Pfeifer the product grew out of an attempt to completely deconstruct the research process. The developers used feedback from more than 1,000 customer interactions in order to understand the research experience and address specific pain points. One important goal is to eliminate the “fractured” research process by delivering a set of unified results in a single dashboard.
Fact & Issue Finder is designed from the ground up to mimic the exact processes that legal professionals perform when researching
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