LexisNexis immediately introduced the preview launch of Lexis Join, a authorized consumption and matter administration product that works inside Microsoft Groups and makes use of conversational AI assistants to assist ship solutions extra shortly.
The product is being developed in partnership with Microsoft, and Microsoft’s Company, Exterior and Authorized Affairs (CELA) division has signed on as the primary preview buyer to check and assist additional develop the product.
LexisNexis is searching for one other 5 or 6 authorized departments to hitch the industrial preview without spending a dime. Anybody can get an indication on the CLOC World Institute subsequent week in Las Vegas.
The issue Lexis Join tackles is that of consumption and administration of requests from inside a company to the authorized division.
In a briefing this afternoon for the media, Serena Wellen, senior director of product administration, mentioned LexisNexis selected to develop the product inside groups as a result of that’s the place the vast majority of company counsel already work and since Microsoft has a longtime status for safety and reliability.
Throughout immediately’s briefing, Muthuraman KasiViswanathan, lead product supervisor, demonstrated the important thing options of Lexis Join. They embody:
- The Ask Authorized app. This can be a conversational AI assistant that may assist reply authorized questions from anybody inside an organization. The Ask Authorized app can be utilized in Chat mode, whereby an worker asks a query and the app makes an attempt to reply it, with the reply generated from the corporate’s inner insurance policies and pointers. The app may also be utilized in Request mode to submit a request to the authorized division, comparable to to arrange or evaluation a contract. Requestors can add paperwork and supply particular particulars to help the authorized division in dealing with the request. Requestors can see all of the requests they’ve submitted and their standing. The Ask Authorized app additionally lets a requestor click on “Chat with Counsel” to immediately provoke a chat with somebody within the authorized division.
- Lexis Join. That is the lawyer-facing a part of the product, the place they handle all of the issues which were submitted. Attorneys get entry to a dashboard the place they’ll view all issues or simply their very own issues. After they open a particular matter, they’ll view particulars of the request and all communications and paperwork associated to the matter. There may be additionally an choice to view related issues, that are generated utilizing AI.
- Authorized analysis. Inside Lexis Join is an AI assistant for authorized analysis. Attorneys can use this to ask pure language questions and get solutions powered by Lexis Solutions.
- Ask Authorized. Nonetheless in improvement is an extra possibility for performing authorized analysis by means of an integration with the Lexis+ AI product that was launched final week. It is going to enable customers to ask questions of Lexis+ AI from immediately inside Lexis Join, in a conversational interface powered by giant language fashions.
Past that Lexis+ AI integration, a number of different elements of the product are nonetheless being developed. Amongst them are analytics, Outlook integration, and assist for a number of authorized groups.
I requested Wellen whether or not this product would sometime supplant CounselLink, one other LexisNexis product that additionally supplies matter administration for company authorized departments. She mentioned no, and that the 2 merchandise complement one another, with CounselLink offering extra highly effective instruments for out of doors counsel and spend administration, whereas Join is extra centered on administration and triage of inner requests.
Through the briefing, Microsoft’s Jason Barnwell, normal supervisor for digital transformation inside CELA, mentioned that is precisely the form of product authorized departments want to assist them sustain with rising demand for his or her companies and to get extra visibility into the work that’s being executed inside the division.