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Announcing the launch of LexisNexis Digital Library

LexisNexis Canada is pleased to announce the launch of our exciting new offering – LexisNexis Digital Library, available NOW!

We have partnered with OverDrive®, the worldwide leader in eLending solutions, to create LexisNexis Digital Library—the most flexible legal eBook library in the market. By using either a browser or the app, you can access your library’s complete collection while working remotely 24/7, create personal highlighting and notes, and link to cases and statutes on Lexis Advance Quicklaw to enhance research experience.

Stay tuned for more info!




New Webinar Series: Justice Adapting to COVID-19

LexisNexis Canada hosted the Justice Adapting webinar series where Justices and legal professionals from ALL provinces provided insight into topics such as their experiences operating in a virtual setting and plans for further adaptations.

Over 9,000 participants joined us from across the nation to learn about the effects COVID-19 had on their work environment from all three angles: courts, practitioners, and law societies.

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Product Updates


Introducing Pleadings, Motions, and Facta

You asked for it and we listened. LexisNexis Canada is happy to announce the release of the Pleadings, Motions, and Facta. We worked hard to make sure that you have fast access to vital documents from pivotal cases in key practice areas for the past 5 years – including motions in complex litigation; leading seminal cases from Provincial, Territorial, and Federal courts; and other timely, topical issues.

Content Availability: All Pleadings, Motions, and Facta include high-quality documents that have been built on a foundation of prominent LexisNexis publications including Halsbury’s Laws of Canada and Ontario Reports and expanded upon by our in-house legal experts!

Powerful documents that allow you to:

  • Leverage quality court documents to build on established insights
  • Research how other litigators have framed similar, successful arguments
  • Conduct due diligence to ensure you haven’t missed anything in your arguments

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SEDAR Resources Now Available for LPA

Lexis Practice Advisor now includes real-time SEDAR filings and resources!

Clicking on the Lexis Securities Mosaic pod will give you access to SEDAR filings, real-time filings of Canadian publicly traded companies, and mutual funds dating back to 1997. You can also view professionally curated ‘Sample Searches’ to help you quickly locate the desired document.

NEW | Capital Markets and M&A Module Content

NEW | Finance Module Content

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New Lexis Advance Quicklaw Updates

Here at LexisNexis, we're always looking for ways to help improve your workflow.

International Content Add-Ons: Lexis Advance Quicklaw now offers a wide range of international and American secondary sources. From international legal encyclopedias such as Appleman and Benedict to American specific content on transportation law, healthcare law, and more. Available in different packages, these sources can be easily combined with an existing subscription!

Over 9,000 participants joined us from across the nation to learn about the effects COVID-19 had on their work environment from all three angles: courts, practitioners, and law societies.

New COVID-19 Legal Topics: Start running searches and creating alerts on new COVID-19 related Legal Topics on Lexis Advance© Quicklaw© across multiple practice areas. Easily monitor the impacts of the pandemic on matters such as custody and access, bail, and more!

Source Information Now Available in Post-Filters: Easily determine the scope of information included in a source with the introduction of source information in post-filters! Identify what content is no longer updated with the introduction of the archived symbol to post-filters.

Enhancement to Delivery of Case Summaries: Print/email/download our most thorough case summaries; our Canadian Case Summaries. Customers will also be able to change this to a different reporter by choosing the Selected Documents tab in the Delivery Dialogue.

Enhancement to autosuggest (word wheel) algorithm: Improved matching algorithm give users document titles that are better aligned with keywords, suggestions that are resilient to misspellings, French/English document alignment based on user interface, and more!

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Tips & Tricks


Building efficiency when working from home

Many of us are now working from home to comply with new rules regarding distancing from others. This Tip Sheet is meant to offer solutions to common problems faced while working from home and other helpful tips on how to boost efficiency.

LexisNexis has provided the following free resources for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Legal Assistant and Paralegal Quick Reference Sheet

Lexis Practice Advisor now includes real-time SEDAR filings and resources!

Clicking on the Lexis Securities Mosaic pod will give you access to SEDAR filings, real-time filings of Canadian publicly traded companies, and mutual funds dating back to 1997. You can also view professionally curated ‘Sample Searches’ to help you quickly locate the desired document.

VIEW | Video tutorial for legal assistants and paraprofessionals

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Interesting Reads


Legal publications with trusted insight and expert analysis - Summer Sale!

LexisNexis has a long publishing history, providing comprehensive content written by leading Canadian and international legal experts.


Public Health Law & Policy in Canada, 4th Edition | Provides a comprehensive overview of our Canadian public health law and policy system (**Use promo code SUMMER30 for 30%)

The Canadian Justice System: An Overview, 5th Edition | Expands on commentary on constitutionally protected concepts with reference to COVID-19, the Charter, Quarantine Act, and Emergencies Act (**Use promo code SUMMER30 for 30%)

Alberta Litigator's Pocket Reference, 2020/2021 Edition | Review recent changes to court practice and procedure as a result of COVID-19.

British Columbia Employment Law Handbook, 3rd Edition | Looks at future trends in employment law and briefly discusses events such as the COVID-19 pandemic

The Legal Responsibility of Healthcare Facilities in Canada | Examines the “direct” responsibilities of institutions, both in the provision of services and for any errors linked to a third party, equipment or facilities




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