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LexisNexis Canada Launches Quicklaw for Microsoft Office

Leading-edge technology seamlessly integrates Quicklaw content and the open web within Microsoft Office applications

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 -- LexisNexis® Canada (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced today the launch of Quicklaw® for Microsoft® Office in Canada. This innovative product enables legal professionals to access content and services from the LexisNexis® Quicklaw® online legal research service and the open web while operating directly within Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft® Outlook and Microsoft® Word. Quicklaw for Microsoft Office provides clear time efficiencies and gives legal practitioners confidence they are getting the relevant information they need.

"Quicklaw for Microsoft Office is a leading example of how technology is changing the practice of law," said Pamela Thompson, Director, Product Development, at LexisNexis Canada. "A powerful, one-of-a-kind productivity tool such as this is not a nice to have; it is an essential for a profession that is being asked to work as efficiently, effectively, and with as much confidence as possible every single day."

Quicklaw for Microsoft Office is part of the innovative Lexis® for Microsoft® Office suite of products, which were developed in conjunction with Microsoft, and was shaped by input from hundreds of customers and other legal professionals. Users can now streamline work by accessing the Quicklaw services they already rely on directly from their day-to-day desktop applications. This creates the potential for stronger client retention through more competitive billing, better margins and cost management, and an opportunity for business growth with increased productivity. Quicklaw, one of the world's first online legal research services, has become an industry standard in Canada, and will be celebrating a remarkable 40 years of innovation in 2013.


Quicklaw for Microsoft Office results appear in a convenient, side-by-side panel within a user's Microsoft Word document or Outlook email message. Key features include:

--  Search All, Background and Suggest: Access relevant information without
    leaving a document or email message through text recognition
    capabilities, identifying citations, legal entities and terms of art.

--  Check Cited Docs and Get Cited Docs: Use Get Cited Docs within the
    context of a document and pull citations into a side-by-side pane in a
    "virtual stack" of cited cases. Through text analysis, legal citations
    found in the document are highlighted. Case content can also be accessed
    and validated simply by clicking the citation.

--  Cases, Forms and Precedents: Access links to relevant cases, forms and
    precedents for topics of interest within Microsoft Word documents.
    During transactional drafting, legal professionals can work with greater
    confidence and efficiency by accessing forms and precedents.

--  PDF Converter and Pinning: Users can easily convert PDFs into Microsoft
    Word documents so they can tap into the full functionality of Quicklaw
    for Microsoft Office and begin research and analysis. Pinning can be
    used to quickly save documents, links and notes for future reference. 

--  Quicklaw® Browser and History Map: The Quicklaw Browser creates a one-
    click, seamless bridge between research and Quicklaw for Microsoft
    Office to enable deeper research within a document. Through the History
    Map feature, users can create an easy-to-follow graphic depiction of
    steps taken and documents accessed during the research process that can
    be used as personal or shared reference. 

For more information on Quicklaw for Microsoft Office, please visit

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

In Canada, LexisNexis® ( offerings include the Quicklaw® online legal research service, Butterworths® print and CD-ROM titles and newspapers, the Lexis and Nexis research services for global online legal, news and business information, and leading solutions in Practice Management, Client Development and Litigation Services.

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