How Australian legal professionals are facing the challenges of change
As new generations of digital-native lawyers commence their journey into the workforce, pressures have built on legal professionals for their research process to become more streamlined and cost-efficient, with technology now integral to their work practices.
Legal research is being transformed with online search engines influencing user experience and expectation of information retrieval.
To comprehend how research practices are evolving and whether the current tools and platforms are keeping pace with practitionersâ€™ needs, LexisNexis held a series of in-depth interviews and user sessions with customers across the country at the end of 2014 and a roundtable with Librarians early 2015. Topics included:
Many Legal Researchers are turning to free search engines to begin their research, but how detailed, reliable and relevant will their results be? Our latest infographic investigates the promises and pitfalls of free search engines vs. premium research – let the battle commence!
Online search engines and service providers have permanently changed the legal research process and this increased access to information has change expectations around lawyers’ research.
Find out what Jo Wade, Senior Product Manager from Lexis Advance, had to say when interviewed by Lawyers weekly to discuss the widespread availability of information to the legal industry.
Big Data has the potential to enrich the legal industry so long as it is harnessed and analysed correctly. By utilising cutting-edge legal online search platforms, lawyers have the ability to leverage data to access relevant and comprehensive results faster, increasing productivity and delivering legal services more efficiently.
This insightful whitepaper goes behind the scenes of the latest search technology to discuss the role of Big Data in the legal world today and to discover how technology tries to make sense of this data, links relevant documents together, and deliver the accurate answers legal professionals require.
In-house counsel’s increasing workload and responsibilities require them to work more efficiently, whilst ensuring they deliver greater value to their organisation.
To understand how today’s in-house lawyers are responding to pressures, LexisNexis undertook a survey with 37 Australian in-house lawyers to obtain their views and experiences on key issues affecting efficiency.
This whitepaper details the crucial considerations expressed by in-house lawyers for the need to invest and harness technological tools and solutions to procure workflow efficiency.
How efficient is your legal research process? When working in the fast-paced legal environment, conducting a thorough research can become challenging.
Effective, comprehensive legal research is the underpinning of almost everything Barristers do.
This whitepaper takes you back to basics: the ideal refresher guide to conducting legal research, it is designed to ensure you are covering all bases and may just be the inspiration you need for your next research.
Our latest infographic takes you on a visual journey behind the scenes of Lexis Advance, giving you the opportunity to learn more about LexisNexis’ superior and trusted content accessible through this innovative online research solution.
Lexis Advance®, the next generation legal research solution developed by LexisNexis, launched today in Australia providing law firms, government agencies and in-house counsel with smart research technology that will transform research practices and provide efficiency gains.
Generating legal insights that are faster to obtain, more relevant and easier to share across teams and with clients, the new platform gives users more options to personalise, analyse and manage their research. It is the next step in the evolution of LexisNexis Pacific solutions that are focused on translating customer needs and work styles into innovative capabilities.
“Lexis Advance is not only a comprehensive legal research product, it is also a breakthrough in Australian legal research,” said Dr Marc K Peter, Chief Operating Officer of LexisNexis. “Its broad research and workflow capability controls legal content online and within LexisNexis solutions simultaneously from a single, smart search box. Its user-friendly interface and streamlined navigation, as well as the range of filters, features, workflow and collaboration tools allow for simple, clear and flexible search”.
“We have developed the product in partnership with more than 1,000 local customers, including barristers, practitioners from national law firms and government agencies. The initial feedback has been that the intuitive design of Lexis Advance cuts down research time and improves overall workflow processes and collaboration. Time saving and efficiency enables legal practitioners to enhance their service offerings to clients and improve their profitability in an increasingly competitive legal landscape", he added.
Erin Mc Cabe, Clerk and Practice Manager at Level 22 Chambers, has reviewed Lexis Advance and finds the product intuitive in search functionality. “The ability to drill down in your search and really qualify what you are looking for is a great advantage,” says Ms Mc Cabe. “The additional tools, such as the ability to create individual folders and capture search history, will ensure that legal research is more time efficient and user-friendly.” For more information on Lexis Advance, please visit lexisnexis.com.au/lexisadvance.