If you are anything like me then you love your iPhone. In my opinion, what makes this device the best piece of mobile tech out there is the ability to add downloadable applications (Apps”). There are literally hundreds of thousands of them available in the App Store, many for free, which give you so many new ways to use your phone. I’m happy to report that LexisNexis has joined the ranks, releasing our very first iPhone App. Oh, and did I mention that it is free?
It is called “Get Cases and Shepardize,” and (as you may have guessed) allows users to get cases from Lexis.com and Shepardize them to make sure what they have found is still good law. Users must have a current account with Lexis.com and a valid password to use the application.
This app allows users to:
- Find and review a case instantly by reading the Case Brief – an overview of the issues, rules, and reasoning (written by LexisNexis experts) just by entering its citation.
- Get an at-a-glance indication of how closely they need to evaluate the case with Shepard’s Signal™ Indicators.
- Get an overview of a case’s legal treatment up front by viewing the Shepard’s Summary, right at the top of your Shepard’s reports.
The app is available for anyone to download for free online at the iTunes App Store, (note: you must be upgraded to at least the iPhone 3.1 firmware to download the app). We hope that you like the first of our LN Apps and welcome your feedback on it.
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