Posted Oct 06, 2010 11:00 am CDT
LexisNexis has a released a new legal research tool that will cost solo lawyers a flat fee of only $175 a month.
Lexis Advance for Solos was designed specifically for solos and two-person law firms, according to Law.com and a LexisNexis press release. The cost of adding a second lawyer to the subscription is an additional $140 a month. “Customers can easily budget because the cost is predictable and there is no risk of out-of-plan charges,” according to the press release.
The service is accessed through the Internet and includes: all federal and state case law, including headnotes and case summaries; statutes and constitutions from all state and federal jurisdictions; Shepard’s Citations; and LexisNexis jury verdicts, briefs, pleadings and motions.
Joe Hodnicki at Law Librarian Blog tested a demo and was impressed with the results. “I think LN has a winner: excellent selection of resources and tools, user-friendly features and attractive predictable pricing is key to this market segment,” Hodnicki wrote.
Greg Lambert at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog praises the pricing, but cautions that Lexis Advance for Solos will be sold only to new customers or those people whose contracts are expiring. During the initial rollout, existing contracts won’t be renegotiated, Lambert wrote.
The new product is LexisNexis’ first release in an internal effort to revamp its online legal research. “Something like 1,200 LN staffers worked on the project; a job very well done,” Hodnicki wrote.
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