DAYTON, Ohio– LAWFUEL – Legal News First –LexisNexis today announced an alliance with Dow Jones to produce the newest offering law firms can use to stay current on important news affecting their practices.
LexisNexis® Continuous Alerts, powered by Factiva® from Dow Jones, provides to legal professionals continuously updated crucial news, such as mergers and acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings, national litigation and other vital information.
“To stay competitive, attorneys need up-to-the-minute news,” said Renee Citera, vice president and general manager, LexisNexis® Research Solutions. “Continuous Alerts meet this need by delivering news to the user’s e-mail.”
Continuous Alerts is the result of a development alliance between LexisNexis and Dow Jones to create a custom application for the legal market. Users link to the application from a new Continuous Alerts sub-tab on the alert tab of lexis.com®. From there, they are taken to a co-branded site to set up and manage their search. Once the search is created, new results will be e-mailed to the users within minutes of the results being published on Dow Jones’ Factiva product.
“This alliance is the most logical step in the already robust relationship between LexisNexis and Dow Jones,” said Tom Waite, vice president of partners and alliances, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group. “It’s another example of how two leaders in the information industry can join forces to provide an unbeatable service.”
Other benefits of the service include:
BlackBerry® compatibility so attorneys can receive alerts on the move
Access to thousands of sources, including The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires
Filtering abilities to avoid receiving recurring or republished information
High, medium and low relevancy settings can be established by the user
LexisNexis Continuous Alerts, powered by Factiva from Dow Jones, is just one of the many offerings of LexisNexis® Total Practice Solutions, the company’s overarching portfolio of solutions to help lawyers and law firms succeed in the business and practice of law. LexisNexis offerings are designed for the way legal professionals work, in all of the areas essential to their success, including Client Development, Research Solutions, Practice Management and Litigation Services.
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis® and Nexis® research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE:ENL][NYSE:RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.
In the United States, LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) offers its customers total practice solutions comprised of an extensive range of online and print legal, regulatory, news and business information products, tools, customized Web applications and critical filing services that help legal professionals achieve excellence in the business and practice of law.
About Dow Jones & Company
Dow Jones & Company (NYSE:DJ) (dowjones.com) is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Dow Jones Licensing Services, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises. Dow Jones is co-owner with Hearst of SmartMoney. Dow Jones provides news content to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S.