My primary search tool for case law research
December 03, 2020

My primary search tool for case law research

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Lexis Advance

I use Lexis Advance for my state specific and national legal research, and it is my primary search tool for case law and secondary materials. I have limited my subscription to state-specific and Supreme Court cases, because I mainly use it for state-level criminal law practice. I began using the entire Lexis Advance platform during law school and much prefer it to other platforms, so I sought it out for myself.
  • Intuitive search bar with easy to use limiting functions
  • Far more ways to refine results than other platforms
  • Direct quotes of rules within case law so you can find usable quotes faster
  • Best visual search features and qualitative assessment of search results
  • Sometimes difficult to save material and then go back to task
  • Does not automatically open a new window for new search
  • Makes legal research on low-paying appointed cases a breeze
  • Easy to save a research trail on important cases
  • Maybe a little pricey on the back end of a graduated contract

Do you think Lexis+ delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Lexis+'s feature set?


Did Lexis+ live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Lexis+ go as expected?


Would you buy Lexis+ again?


Lexis Advance is highly customizable and intuitive, perfect for solo or small practitioners who lack the patience for extended training and too much searching. The contracts are also customizable and can be graduated for new practices so you don't go broke in year one paying for research. I do wish there was more contact with a dedicated account rep, and perhaps not with sales. In a larger firm, you can stack more features and content as needed. I probably would go back in time and renegotiate my contract, which stepped up quite a lot in year two and will step up again in year 3 to what I think will be an uncomfortable level. Also, Lexis has maybe one too many brands and could stand a redesign of the main home page.

Lexis Advance Support

It is easy to get help when you need it, but it would be nice to have a dedicated contact person when the rare problem arises. That is the only reason for the less-than-ten rating here.

Using Lexis Advance

Very intuitive, easy to use visual qualitative assessments, and I like that they don't "summarize" rules but give exact quotes from cases. The product is super customizable and you can try before you buy. Unlike their main competitor, I don't feel like they tricked me or set me up to purchase more content that I don't need--so in terms of service and overall functionality, they are superior to the competition.