Friday, June 16th, 2017 time is 2pm I find myself clicking away on the google chrome homepage in the Apps section and I was amazed at the number of add-ons lawyers may not realize exist. I’ve aggregated them to what I call the top 5 add-ons for legal productivity. And they are:
Lexbox helps you organize and monitor your online legal research. It enables you to assemble in one central location relevant legal information from various online sources and to create personalized alerts. Lexbox is your legal research workspace.
Lexbox is the online version of your “legal research folders”. It allows you to organize links to legislation, case law, and webpages by file folders, and assist you in keeping this information up to date. Lexbox has the capacity to generate alerts when new legal research results become available, when cases get cited or when legislation is amended. It also keeps track of your online legal research sessions for invoicing purpose, or to recover missed items. It has the capacity to export this history, as well as stored research items via lists of authorities.
Lexbox currently supports 8 legal research websites with advanced features: CanLII, the Supreme Court of Canada decision website, Federal Court of Appeal decision website, Federal Court decision website, the Tax Court of Canada decision website, the Canadian Federal Legislation website, Ontario’s E-Laws, and the BC Laws website. A bookmarking functionality is also provided to store webpages from any other site.
-Save, monitor and email cases, legislation and webpages
-Save frequent search queries and get alerts for new results
-Get citation alerts and track impact of cases over time
-Get modification alert when legislation is amended
-Create, edit and delete research folders
-Add personal notes to folders and individual items
-Track your online research history sessions
-Export lists of authorities
To get started:
-Install the Chrome extension
-Create your account at https://app.mylexbox.com/#/signup
-Visit one of the supported websites at http://lexum.com/en/products/lexbox/#supportedwebsites
- Blueline fetch: Quickly Fetch Legal Citations
BlueLine Fetch reads your clipboard, finds citations and queries Westlaw, Lexis or Scholar. By using a hotkey, you can fetch citations from anywhere on your computer, even without a Chrome browser open.
The program has a handful of modes and additional features including google searching, multi-mode for batch downloading, quick mode to minimize clicks, name recall, context menu support, and the ability to search for cases by name or opinion text among the cases you recently viewed.
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