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Introducing Context: Leverage intelligent legal language analytics

The latest legal technology development from LexisNexis, Context helps litigation lawyers tailor their arguments to the individual judge and build their written and oral strategy.

Request a demo today and see how Context identifies the most compelling language and authoritative statement of law to be used for drafting motions and preparing oral arguments

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April is World Autism Awareness Month

LexisNexis Canada supports World Autism Awareness Month and is encouraging employees to post across social media with the hashtag #CelebrateDifferences to highlight Autism Awareness while providing information and resources for communitiesto be more aware of autism, promote acceptance, and be more inclusive in everyday life.

It's time to light up with kindness! Learn more by visiting the following resources:

Autism Speaks

Autism Acceptance

Product Updates

New Annotated Legislation – From Explore Content

You can now find all Lexis Advance Quicklaw Annotated Legislation in one place. With a convenient link from the Explore Content Pod you can quickly dive into everything available. This saves you time and effort. The Annotated Legislations page is organized by jurisdiction so that you can simply and easily find the content that you are looking for. Coverages include Federal, Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Alberta and Quebec.

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New Municipal Law Content

We have brought another practice area into the Lexis Advance Quicklaw fold with our new Municipal Collection. With 18 texts and 5 more still to come this extensive collection provides widespread coverage for research in this area of law. This add-on features The Law of Municipal Liability in Canada, which is deemed as Canada’s authoritative guide on the unique legislative and common law protections afforded municipalities and their officers. Ask for a free preview to browse the sources within Lexis Advance Quicklaw.

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Strengthen your arguments with the new Pleadings, Motions and Facta

  • Develop stronger cases: Develop winning strategies and gain a competitive edge by leveraging vital documents from seminal cases in key practice areas.
  • Understand the entire case history: Access quality documentation related to your case to see the full scope of litigation and better understand past decisions.
  • Build your strategy faster: Advance your research faster by uncovering how other litigators have framed similar, successful arguments and use them as models for building your strategy and drafting documents.

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Introducing the Area of Practice Quarterly Brief

This brochure provides quick and valuable information about Practical Guidance, broken down by practice area. It specifies significant developments in practice areas and keep track of (key) documents providing a overview on recent updates.

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Tips & Tricks

New and Improved Documentation & Training Resources

Further boost your product skills with LexisNexis Canada’s handy Support page. This newly redesigned portal features a variety of useful resources including Tip Sheets, Videos and User Guides. Email anytime for further assistance.

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Meet our LexisNexis Product Adoption & Learning Consultants

Get to know your dedicated training team by reading their bios. This energic and personal team are ready to set up virtual sessions for your firm. See you on Zoom!

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Interesting Reads

Timely & Topical in Law360 Canada

Law360 Canada provides legal news, analysis, and current awareness for the law community in Canada helping you stay updated.

We have selected three interesting articles for your perusal:

Ottawa launching interactive AI project for public

Wellness: The good, the bad and the ugly of Zoom | Darryl Singer

Evidence-based legal practice: The value of data in litigation


Explore a Few Tech Reads 

These are some of the interesting online and technology titles we carry in our LexisNexis Bookstore if you are interested in taking a deeper dive.

Artificial Intelligence and the Law in Canada | This book reflects upon the risks and the potential for AI technologies, providing valuable insight into the state of AI and the law in Canada.

Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Technology and Internet (2020 Reissue) | Identifies and explains the facets of the Canadian legal system which have been affected by computers, the internet and other information technology.

Legal Aspects of Artificial Intelligence | The future of the practice of law and legal decision-making. Book #5 in the UIA-LexisNexis Publications Collection.

Legal Protection of Software - Patents and Trade-marks | The latest edition in the Information Technology Law series and is necessary reading for anyone in the business of protecting, creating or writing software, or anyone who represents those who do.


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