Legal Research the Easy Way
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 22, 2019

Legal Research the Easy Way

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Lexis Advance

We use Lexis Advanced at our law firm to perform legal research. Paralegals, Attorneys, and support staff all use Lexis Advanced. It allows us to narrow down research based on many filters including Court (Federal, State, District or Circuit), practice area or by preset categories. It is easy to use and the results are almost always reliable.
  • Legal Research is top notch. The results are current and almost always relevant
  • Filtering - Results can be filtered by State Court, Federal Court (and all districts), Practice area (Medial Malpractice, Mass Tort, Personal Injury etc ...)
  • Availability - Lexis Advanced site is always up, I have never had any issues connecting to Lexis Advanced when I needed to research something
  • There isn't much not to like about Lexis Advanced, but if I had to come up with something it would be that content sometimes takes a bit longer to appear than it does on Westlaw's similar product
  • A subscription is costly
  • Our return on investment is substantial, the product provides relevant research results in about half the time it would take doing manual research, saving us manhours and expenses.
Lexis Advance and Westlaw do the same thing and are very comparable. We actually use both. If Lexis Advanced doesn't have content we are looking for, it can usually be found in Westlaw. They compliment each other well. If I had to pick one over the other I would choose Lexis Advanced, but it's close.
Lexis Advanced is well suited for law firms of all size that need to do legal research. It is my favorite source for legal research, with Westlaw coming in a close second. The filtering really makes your research easier and allows advanced searches without knowing advanced boolean search concepts.