LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal research and analytics solutions, has announced the preview launch of Lexis Connect, a legal intake and matter management product that is set to revolutionize the way legal departments handle internal requests. The product is designed to work within Microsoft Teams and uses conversational AI assistants to help deliver answers more quickly.
Developed in partnership with Microsoft, LexisNexis is proud to have Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) department as the first preview customer to test and help further develop Lexis Connect. LexisNexis is looking for another five or six legal departments to join the commercial preview for free. Anyone interested can get a demonstration at the CLOC Global Institute next week in Las Vegas.
LexisNexis is an organization that provides legal research, information, and analytics solutions. It is a part of the RELX Group, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. LexisNexis has been in operation for over 45 years and has a presence in more than 130 countries worldwide. Its products and services are utilized by law firms, corporations, government agencies, academic institutions, and legal professionals globally.
LexisNexis offers a wide range of legal information solutions, including research tools, practice management software, and information analytics products. It is dedicated to helping legal professionals find and use the information they need to make informed decisions and deliver better outcomes for their clients.
Key Features of Lexis Connect
During the briefing, Muthuraman M K, lead product manager, demonstrated the key features of Lexis Connect.
One of the most exciting features is the Ask Legal app. It is a conversational AI assistant that can aid anyone in a company by answering legal questions. It has two modes of operation: Chat mode and Request mode. In Chat mode, employees can ask questions, and the app tries to answer by using the company’s internal policies and guidelines. In Request mode, employees can submit a request to the legal department, like preparing or reviewing a contract.
Another fantastic feature of Lexis Connect is the lawyer-facing part of the product, where lawyers manage all the matters that have been submitted. With access to a dashboard, lawyers can view all matters or filter to view only their own. By selecting a specific matter, they can see all its details, along with any communications and documents related to it. Additionally, lawyers can use an AI-generated feature to view similar matters.
Legal Research is another AI assistant of Lexis Connect specifically for legal research. Lawyers can utilize this feature to ask questions in natural language and receive answers powered by Lexis Answers.
Lastly, the app has the Ask Legal feature. The feature is still in development and will soon integrate with the Lexis+ AI product that was released last week. This integration will allow users to ask questions of Lexis+ AI directly within Lexis Connect in a conversational interface powered by large language models.
Several other aspects of the product are still being developed, including analytics, Outlook integration, and support for multiple legal teams.
At the briefing, Jason Barnwell, Microsoft’s General Manager for Digital Transformation in CELA, highlighted that this product is precisely what legal departments require to cope with the increasing demand for their services and to gain better insight into their department’s operations.
LexisNexis has always been at the forefront of legal research and analytics solutions, and the preview launch of Lexis Connect is just another step into that.