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LexisNexis Australia launches new ‘groundbreaking’ generative AI solution

Following a successful trial period, LexisNexis Australia has launched Lexis+ AI™, reportedly the fastest legal generative AI on the market.

user iconLauren Croft 05 June 2024 NewLaw
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Legal technology provider LexisNexis Legal & Professional has officially launched Lexis+ AI™ in the Australian market and opened up availability for all Australian customers. The solution gives lawyers access to the LexisNexis database of legislation, case law and commentary through its conversational AI assistant.

This comes after a successful trial phase since February this year, with more than 300 Australian legal practitioners across the entire industry.

Developed with commercial preview users from leading global law firms, corporate legal departments, small law firms, and government departments, Lexis+AI provides responses to queries in seconds via an easy-to-use interface and includes linked legal citations, as well as vast LexisNexis primary, secondary, analytical content and expansive Practical Guidance modules.

 
 

The solution’s AI capabilities were built internally at LexisNexis, enabling the company to rapidly introduce new features and technology in a native environment and provide customers with a seamlessly integrated ecosystem. Moreover, the use of linked citations in the tool’s responses minimise the risk of invented content or “hallucinations” – and users can input specific citations to verify reliability and flag when a citation might be wrong.

While customers can give instant feedback, Lexis+ AI does not rely on or learn from user input.

The solution is built for both litigation and non-litigation workflows and features conversational search, intelligent legal drafting, insightful summarisation, and document upload capabilities, all supported by state-of-the-art encryption and privacy technology to keep sensitive data secure. It also features conversational search, automated document drafting and summarisation and allows users to upload documents to rapidly analyse and summarise.

As the solution takes seconds, rather than minutes, to deliver responses, Lexis+AI is able to save lawyers a “phenomenal” amount of time, according to LexisNexis Asia and Pacific managing director Greg Dickason (pictured).

“This is a moment unlike any we’ve seen in the legal industry, and we are delighted to deliver generative AI that will safely and securely accelerate our customers’ success,” he said.

“Lexis+AI gives legal professionals a significant competitive advantage by driving improved speed, productivity, and work quality gains for law firms and their clients. The time savings we have seen with our customers has been phenomenal.”

Uploaded documents are also purged at the end of every session, and users are able to delete their prompt conversation history.

Clayton Utz is the first Australian law firm to adopt the AI solution – and Lexis+AI is set to be rolled out to all lawyers at the firm in the coming months.

Clayton Utz chief executive partner Emma Covacevich said the firm helped test and develop the product and was now proud to be the first Australian law firm to adopt Lexis+AI for day-to-day use.

“AI continues to be a real opportunity for law firms – and indeed all businesses – to rethink the way we offer our services like Lexis+AI, when deployed with appropriate use guardrails, offer efficiencies that haven’t previously been possible. And while no AI solution is perfect, the rapid advancements in this space are exciting,” she said.

“We’ve been trialling AI tools for legal research, document review and drafting, as well as in our business support areas like IT and marketing, and we know that some of our traditionally labour-intensive tasks can be completed more efficiently or effectively when assisted by AI tools. That’s what makes Lexis+AI particularly exciting for our lawyers and our clients.

“We were proud to assist with the development and testing of Lexis+AI. The tool will complement our lawyers’ expertise by making legal research easier and more efficient, so we’re excited to deploy the product across the firm.”

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