LexisNexis Canada Inc.

LexisNexis Canada Inc.

October 03, 2005 14:31 ET

LexisNexis E-Filing Service Increases Control over Case File Mgmt.

New Service Enables Lawyers to File Documents Electronically with the Federal Court Attention: Tech/Telecomm Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 3, 2005) - LexisNexis Canada Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive and authoritative legal, news, and business information and tailored applications to legal and corporate researchers, today announced the launch of an electronic filing pilot project with the Courts Administration Service acting on behalf of the Federal Court. Canadian lawyers now can use LexisNexis Canada's bilingual e filing service to file documents electronically in intellectual property proceedings before the Federal Court. The e filing service is a new LexisNexis® litigation services product that provides Canadian courts, law firms, and lawyers with greater control over case file management.

LexisNexis Canada has worked closely with the Courts Administration Service-which now has approved LexisNexis as a Canadian e filing service provider-to develop an e filing solution tailored to the needs of Canadian courts, administrative tribunals, law firms, and lawyers. LexisNexis and the Courts Administration Service (http://www.cas-satj.gc.ca/whatsnew/e-filing-news_e.pdf) are working on expanding the service to case types other than intellectual property, and LexisNexis is in discussions with or has begun work with other Canadian courts.

As the provider of the LexisNexis® Quicklaw™ online legal research service, LexisNexis Canada is combining its proven infrastructure and extensive background in the Canadian legal market with the experience LexisNexis has gained in the United States with LexisNexis® File & Serve. The LexisNexis File & Serve e filing solution currently has more than 60,000 registered users in 22 states and the District of Columbia.

Like LexisNexis File & Serve, the LexisNexis Canada e filing solution is designed to appeal to judges, clerks, and lawyers who are looking for ways to decrease volumes of paper and deliver and access information more reliably. "Our e filing solution will reduce or eliminate the need to deliver and store paper," said Alan Dingle, vice president, corporate development, at LexisNexis Canada. "Courts and tribunals will be able to maximize internal resources, streamline document intake, and ensure faster and easier access to documents. Law firms and lawyers can gain control over filing activities and know with certainty, via an immediate confirmation receipt, that a court or tribunal has received their filing."

The project with the Federal Court allows lawyers not only to e file documents in intellectual property proceedings, but also to obtain online access to all documents that have been filed electronically in their own cases, said e filing product manager Michael Ives at LexisNexis Canada. "The LexisNexis Canada e filing service is secure and web-based, and can be customized to accommodate the various information requirements of courts and tribunals," said Ives. Available in English or French, the system is designed to be intuitive and to enable streamlined entry of information, so users can learn the service easily and work quickly.

For more information about the LexisNexis Canada e filing solution or to register, please visit www.lexisnexis.ca/efiling.

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 [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (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.

LexisNexis Canada Inc. (http://www.lexisnexis.ca) provides legal and corporate researchers with comprehensive and authoritative online and print information services and solutions, including the LexisNexis® Quicklaw™ online research service for Canadian legal information; LexisNexis® Butterworths print and CD ROM titles and newspapers for legal, accounting, and other professionals; the LexisNexis® Total Research System for global online legal, news, and business information; and solutions that serve the needs of law firms and organizations in practice management, client development, and litigation services.
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LexisNexis Canada
(613) 238-3499

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