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itsfine
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Lexisnexis

Postby itsfine » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:12 pm

Pretty simple quesstion I hope, when you are looking at a statute on Lexis, how do you find out what year the statute was published?

lawgod
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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby lawgod » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:14 pm

Firstly, there is no excuse to use lexis if you have access to westlaw.
Secondly, on westlaw, on the bottom it says "Credits" and lists the Acts which the law is based on.

itsfine
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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby itsfine » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:16 pm

Yeah I agree, but I would like to be able to use both since some employers don't use westlaw, although most firms def do, and if I do have to use Lexis I would like to be able to do something so rudimentary ya know

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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby jkay » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:47 pm

The new Lexis is coming next month. Hopefully it won't suck.

/works at firm with WLNext, thank god.

lawgod
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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby lawgod » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Do some real firms actually not have both?

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Georgiana
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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby Georgiana » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:56 pm

lawgod wrote:Do some real firms actually not have both?

Mine very much prefers West to Lexis... I think we would be yelled at for using Lexis.

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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby Veyron » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:00 pm

lawgod wrote:Do some real firms actually not have both?


Do some real firms actually have both?

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zanda
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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby zanda » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:08 pm

I prefer Lexis to both WL and WLNext. Of course, most of my class prefers Lexis since our WL rep was atrocious.

itsfine
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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby itsfine » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:28 pm

Yeah Im not sure what the break down is in terms of what firms have what, Ive currently been working in the legal department of a company that is obviously not a law firm, so we only have lexnex, so I'm somewhat handcuffed here....

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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby beardown_tho » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:58 pm

lawgod wrote:Firstly, there is no excuse to use lexis if you have access to westlaw


except, of course, to accumulate lexis points and get amazon giftcards

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Re: Lexisnexis

Postby smokyroom26 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:04 pm

beardown_tho wrote:
lawgod wrote:Firstly, there is no excuse to use lexis if you have access to westlaw


except, of course, to accumulate lexis points and get amazon giftcards


Indeed sir, indeed. I bought several supplements that way.




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