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Lexis+ AI launches with intent to ‘transform’ legal work

Last week, LexisNexis Legal & Professional unveiled Lexis+ AI™, which the provider says can help save Australian lawyers an average of 11 hours per week.

user iconLawyers Weekly 12 February 2024 Big Law
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The new generative AI solution, LexisNexis said in a statement, is designed to transform legal work.

The solution, the global provider proclaimed, “solution spans 1.23 million documents in seconds, and based on global experience, is anticipated to save Australian lawyers an average of 11 hours per week across research, drafting, client communications, and case summarisation activity”.

The technology features conversational search, insightful summarisation, and intelligent legal drafting and document upload capabilities, all supported by state-of-the-art encryption and privacy technology to keep sensitive data secure.


The Australian launch follows “unprecedented sales” of Lexis+ AI in the United States, the provider went on, with onboarding for customers underway.

Speaking about the new offering, LexisNexis APAC managing director Greg Dickason (pictured) said: “We’re thrilled to bring this transformative technology to our Australian customers.”

“The Lexis+ AI solution is a proven first-of-its-kind tool for lawyers and will dramatically improve the speed, quality, and effectiveness of their practice and business regardless of where and how they practice law,” he outlined.

“We have taken a customer-first approach to all our innovation, research, and product development.”

Jeff Reihl, the chief technology officer for LexisNexis Legal & Professional, explained that the global provider has been leveraging artificial intelligence technology, including natural language processing and large language models, “in our legal solutions for years, and we’ve been using generative AI in our research and development labs for more than two years”.

“We have invested more than $1 billion into this technology, and feedback across the USA and Europe has been incredibly encouraging. We are truly excited to see this launch in Australia,” he proclaimed.

The global provider added that it is teaming up with numerous BigLaw firms in Australia as part of its commercial preview program, to ascertain expert advice and feedback.

Clayton Utz chief executive partner Emma Covacevich said: “As LexisNexis is a key content provider, we see its AI solutions having an important role in our own AI program and helping us to deliver a new level of client experience.”

“We were the first large law-firm to adopt Lexis+, and we're excited to be the first to see how Lexis+ AI will allow us to make even more effective use of legal information resources,” she noted.

And Holding Redlich chief knowledge officer Keren Smith said: “We are supporting the research and development of generative AI across the industry.”

“LexisNexis is a key content provider, so their roadmap will be closely watched and will inform our own innovation program so that we continue to deliver tailored legal solutions for our clients,” she said.

“As one of the first large law firms to adopt Lexis+, we are pleased to see the benefits that Lexis+ AI has to offer.”

To support lawyers in their understanding of AI and the opportunities it will present, the Lexis+ AI Insider program offers free and exclusive access to webinars, thought leadership, and breaking news on the latest AI technologies free and open to all legal professionals, the global provider concluded.