LexisNexis Enables Research for the ‘Mobile Lawyer’ With Expanded Applications for BlackBerry

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DAYTON, Ohio — Continuing its innovation in providing and delivering authoritative content and integrated information services to the legal community, LexisNexis U.S. today announced the availability of LexisNexis content to attorneys and law firms through the BlackBerry wireless platform, developed by Research In Motion (RIM). LexisNexis is a leading provider of legal, news and business information services.

With this latest phase of wireless delivery options, legal professionals now can search the LexisNexis service and access LexisNexis Publisher topics from their BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds , devices that continue to demonstrate great popularity among law firms and attorneys. Previous announcements have highlighted the ability to proactively search, refine and edit results sets from more than 14,000 information sources in the LexisNexis service, via BlackBerry. LexisNexis information available includes full-next news, business, legal, public records, and regulatory and legislative information sources.

“Mobile technology has raised the bar for attorneys, allowing them to leverage wireless technology to improve communication with key clients, gain a strategic advantage in trials, keep current with breaking news and case activity, and increase productivity and billable hours,” said Lou Andreozzi, president and CEO, North American Legal Markets, LexisNexis. “With the help of our comprehensive offering of LexisNexis legal, news and business information via BlackBerry, law firms and attorneys can stay one step ahead of the opposing counsel, no matter where they are.”

With access to the LexisNexis service via BlackBerry, litigators can function efficiently while away from their desk. For example, while out of the office and in the courtroom, litigators can:

  • Quickly respond to opposing counsel arguments with on-the-fly review of cases cited.
  • Shepardize cases cited to check their validity, research federal and state laws, and more.
  • Turn court recesses and other downtime into productive, billable hours.
  • Receive e-mail notifications of new cases and of new activity in cases of interest with LexisNexis CourtLink .

For current LexisNexis subscribers, there is no additional charge to access LexisNexis content via BlackBerry. In addition, special search interfaces created for BlackBerry are customized by task for ease of display when getting a case, searching news content and more.

The integration of the LexisNexis service and BlackBerry is an example of the superior products and services provided by LexisNexis as a complete platform of offerings for clients that go beyond just legal research. Included are tools for knowledge management, electronic filing and court access, client acquisition and retention, electronic discovery, time and billing management, disaster recovery and system hosting capabilities.

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion (RIM) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple Wireless Network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools and software/hardware licensing agreements.

Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information, visit http://www.rim.com or http://www.blackberry.com.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis (http://www.lexisnexis.com ) is a leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com), the company does business in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide. In addition to its flagship Web-based Lexis and Nexis research services, the company includes some of the world’s most respected legal publishers such as Martindale-Hubbell, Matthew Bender, Butterworths, JurisClasseur, Abeledo-Perrot and Orac.

In the United States, LexisNexis (http://www.lexisnexis.com) offers an extensive range of products and services that guide professionals in making decisions confidently. This includes online and print legal and regulatory research products, customized Web applications and critical e-filing services for legal professionals. In addition, the company provides products and customized tools that address job-specific and organization-wide information needs for corporations, information professionals, government agencies and libraries.

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