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LexisNexis will integrate judge analytics in research platform, discontinue sales of Firm Manager

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LexisNexis is among the legal technology companies making announcements this week as the Legalweek tech conference unfolds in New York City.

Robert Ambrogi previewed the show for Above the Law, and wrote about two LexisNexis developments here and here on his LawSites blog.

In one development, the Lexis Advance legal research platform will now integrate information about judges from Lex Machina, a company acquired by Lexis Nexis in 2015 that analyzes case data.

Users researching a case on Lexis Advance can click on a judge’s name, if an active link is shown, to learn more about the judge from Lex Machina. The analytics are currently available in the legal areas of patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust and securities. But an expansion into new practice areas is expected in coming months, Ambrogi writes.

Also coming later this year: Users of Lexis Advance will be able to click through to Lex Machina analytics of law firms and lawyers.

In another development, LexisNexis sent an email to consultants and other partners announcing that it will no longer sell or develop its LexisNexis Firm Manager platform. The company will continue to offer support to current customers.

“With our existing practice management solutions (PCLaw, Time Matters & Juris) going strong,” the email says, “and the market potential of our Enterprise solutions, it’s the smart move to focus our efforts, and I’m excited about what more we’ll do for customers with this increased investment across the portfolio.”

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