Just three weeks after introducing its generative AI legal research product Lexis+ AI, LexisNexis is keeping the momentum going, today introducing two more products that use generative AI.
One, Lexis Snapshot, provides AI-generated summaries in alerts of new case filings. The other, Lexis Create with Lexis+ AI, brings generative AI drafting assistance to the Lexis Create add-in for Microsoft Word.
Lexis Snapshot is designed for customers of the company’s Courtlink service, and specifically for those who use the service to receive alerts of new case filings that match their specified criteria.
With Lexis Snapshot, alerts will now include AI-generated summaries of newly filed complaints. These summaries can help recipients assess whether to read the complaint in more detail.
Summaries include the nature of the case, plaintiff and defendant, alleged harm, and requested remedies.
Although the product covers only federal civil cases, LexisNexis plans to eventually expand it to state cases.
There is no limit on the length of complaint the product can summarize.
Current Courtlink subscribers get free access to Lexis Snapshot through the end of this year
LexisNexis introduced Lexis Create to the U.S. market in August. Now, with the addition of Lexis+ AI, Lexis Create users get access to generative AI functions directly while drafting a document in Microsoft Word.
- Ask a legal question.
- Generate a draft.
- Summarize a case.
LexisNexis said it will add more tasks over time, including “smart redlining” to show how a document has changed over several versions, and clause benchmarking, to benchmark draft clauses against resources such as Practical Guidance.
In a demonstration yesterday for the media, Jeff Pfeifer, chief product officer, LexisNexis North America, UK and Ireland, showed a hypothetical use case involving an employment discrimination matter.
He started by asking the AI a legal question, “What is burden shifting under Title VII?” In less than a minute, the AI returned an answer in the form of a one-paragraph summary and links to supporting resources.
This appears in a panel on the right of the screen, as the user works in Word on the left side.
Pfeifer next asked the AI to draft a letter to his client describing the burden-shifting framework. In moments, the AI generated a draft in Word.
In another example, Pfeifer used the AI to draft a contract clause – in this case, a subscription of shares clause.
Both of these new products are commercially available as of today.
Update on Lexis+ AI
During the briefing, Pfeifer also gave an update on the deployment of Lexis+ AI since its recent launch.
Never before has the company seen the same degree of interest from customers in a product launch, he said. The speed of purchase has been faster than for any other product in the company’s history.
In surveying early customers, he said they lauded its ease of use, time savings, trustworthiness, and usefulness.
While the product initially launched only in the U.S., he said that it will expand in 2024 to four additional countries: Australia, Canada, France and the U.K.
Also, after testing of the product by a core group of law school faculty, LexisNexis is now expanding access at U.S. law schools to librarians, legal research and writing faculty, and legal technology professors.