WHAT IS LEXBOX?

 

Lexbox is a free Google Chrome extension that 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.

TESTIMONIALS

Marcel Naud twitter_logo_blue26
IP lawyer, ROBIC

“Lexbox provides me with a personalized view on CanLII content that reflects and enhances my use of this resource. This is a very convenient addition, especially to be systematically notified of the latest decisions citing sources relevant to my practice.”

Susannah Tredwell twitter_logo_blue26
Manager of Library Services, DLA PIPER

“CanLII is a fantastic legal resource tool and Lexbox makes it even better. With Lexbox, I can save relevant cases or legislation in one place, set up alerts, or look at my CanLII history. It makes my legal research process more efficient.”

Jesse Issac Gutman twitter_logo_blue26
Bilingual Business Representative, OPSEU

“I highly recommend Lexbox: it’s intuitive, innovative and well-designed. I seek out CanLII due to its speed and user-friendly design, and love how Lexbox adds to that functionality and lets users organize all of their cases and interests.
With Lexbox, I actually enjoy looking at my case law / legislation alerts using the interface (and not my email) and love how easy it is to access my curated case law through a nifty Google Chrome extension.”

YOUR LEGAL RESEARCH WORKSPACE

Lacking a place to centralize your legal finds?

Store in Lexbox!

Tired of restarting the same research all over again?

Run your saved queries!

Cannot keep up with updates in your practice area?

Create an Alert!

Need to keep a trace of your legal research for billing?

View your history!

SOME FEATURES

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Store the results of your legal research all in one place

Receive alerts when relevant new content becomes available

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Keep track of your legal research history

Share relevant documents with colleagues

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Lexbox integrates with CanLII and other legal information websites

SUPPORTED WEBSITES

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Lexbox extension integrates directly in the CanLII website

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Use Lexbox to bookmark any web page

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See all supported websites here

BLOG

lexbox-blue-1What Users Do with Lexbox

Last year Lexum decided to explore a new approach aiming to improve legal research on free websites and making it easier to track over time.  It resulted in the launch of Lexbox, a free Google Chrome extension designed to become your legal research workspace. Lexbox allows you to store links to searches, cases, legislation or… Read MoreLire la suite >>

lexbox-blue-1Now Out of Beta Phase

We are excited to announce that Lexbox is now officially out of its open beta phase. Released July 2015, Lexbox has changed the way we research freely accessible online legal materials.  Lexbox has continued to push forward its promise of convenience, and the statistics show.  In just nine months, Lexbox has grown in the following… Read MoreLire la suite >>

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It’s that time of year again: final papers are underway, and law students everywhere are scattering to get all necessary research out of the way in time to get their thoughts on paper. But there’s never enough time. The clock is always ticking. And with information as widely available as ever, there is so much… Read MoreLire la suite >>

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The attention paid to innovations in legal research has increased significantly and Lexbox is on the cutting edge of that trend. By partnering with legal associations around Canada, Lexbox is making its legal research expertise accessible through webinars. We are pairing with legal organizations of all size to educate members and participants on how to… Read MoreLire la suite >>

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you planning on supporting any other platform in addition to Google Chrome?
At this stage, there is no plan to support any other desktop browsers since both Microsoft and Firefox recently announced their intention to support the Chrome store extensions in upcoming versions of their browsers.

Also, based on user feedback, we will eventually consider the development of IOS and Android apps to support mobile devices. But this is not an immediate priority as our statistics show that legal research is still undertaken from desktop environments in a very large proportion.

Can I use Lexbox on my mobile device?
Your Lexbox workspace is mobile friendly. You can use any mobile browser to access your folders and content at app.mylexbox.com. We suggest that you save this page to your mobile homescreen for convenience.

However it is not possible to use the Lexbox extension on supported websites when using your mobile device. Unfortunately mobile browsers do not support extensions, add-ons or plugins. We are currently considering the development of mobile apps that would provide equivalent functionality.

Lexbox says it is much more than a CanLII add-on. Can you explain that?
Lexbox is not a single website’s feature – it has been designed to work on many websites. Naturally, we started with CanLII because it is the largest legal research website in Canada. Also, and this is important, CanLII is accessible through APIs which make the work easier and the results reliable. Lexbox is currently supporting 8 different websites including the Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada website, the Federal legislation website, e-Laws and BC Laws. Our current focus is on expanding this list based on the most popular user requests. Ultimately, our objective is to cover all of the websites used by legal researchers.

Also, regardless of supported sites, you can store any web page in your Lexbox folders. For example, if you need to keep track of a newspaper article alongside the rest of your search results, you can do so by simply clicking on the Lexbox icon added to your navigation bar.

Is it possible to import my existing CanLII RSS feeds into Lexbox?
At the moment there is no feature or wizard allowing for the automatic conversion of CanLII RSS feeds into Lexbox alerts. Such a feature is among the list of ideas under consideration for upcoming releases. In the mean time, follow this procedure to manually import your CanLII RSS feeds into Lexbox:

  1. Open the URL of your CanLII RSS feed.
  2. Copy the portion of the URL located after the “rssExpiryDate” value. See the portion in bold in the following example: http://www.canlii.org/en/search/rssSearch.do?rssExpiryDate=2016-05-08&type=decision&ccType=labor-relations&text=unjust%20enrichment
  3. Paste this portion at the end of the following URL and hit enter: http://www.canlii.org/en/index.html#search/
  4. Click on “Save this query” in your Lexbox extension.
You say free law websites are Lexbox’s focus at this time but commercial ones are not to be ruled out. What’s your plan?
If we want 360 degree coverage of legal research, we’ll need to talk to commercial services as well. Currently, Lexbox allows users to generate lists of authorities based on the contents of its folders. This cool feature will be even more useful if such lists contained the full scope of research finds in a file, which obviously would include some subscription material. It’s a win-win.
Can Lexbox folders be shared among researchers?
At the time being, items stored in your Lexbox account can be shared by email, but we are definitely considering enabling shared access to selected folders amongst users. For instance, this would allow a practice group to collectively work on a research project. It is likely that this feature will be part of an upcoming premium account package made available for a fee.
If lawyers invest their time in your product, is there a chance it could get prohibitively expensive in the future?
No. The functionalities currently included in Lexbox will remain free. Eventually, premium accounts will be introduced, offering additional features and capabilities for a fee. Our plan is to prove that a free product can stand on its own before developing a revenue model. And considering the growth of Lexbox’s user base since its launch (500 users after 2.5 months), it definitely looks like it can.

Among the additional features that we have in mind for the upcoming premium accounts are the capacity to search within your Lexbox folders (including in the content of documents stored on publisher websites) and the capacity to share selected folders with other Lexbox users. Aside from these ideas, the list of premium features has not been decided yet and will be determined by collecting user feedback.

What’s next for Lexbox?
Our philosophy as a company is to build simple, efficient and reliable tools. This has also been the priority when designing Lexbox and we intend to keep it that way. Prior to the launch, we had planned to offer product documentation. It turns out that users onboard and work with Lexbox smoothly and help files are not necessarily in high demand. Obviously, the feature set will grow – sharing folders, searching folders’ content, timing research sessions for billing purposes, adding more sites, such as LegisInfo, CAIJ and others. The focus on simplicity and discoverability will remain a high priority. Lexbox will be an easy-to-use productivity tool that makes great legal research resources such as CanLII, even better.

ABOUT US

 

Lexum_Green Arrow2Lexbox is designed and developed by Lexum. We are a software company specializing in the management and dissemination of legal information. We have been providing innovative online solutions to both the producers and users of legal information for the last 20 years. Based in Montreal, Canada, we have grown to become the main online provider of Canadian legal information.

Lexum’s most well-known undertaking is undoubtedly the services it provides to the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) with respect to the design, development and operation of the CanLII website. Lexum’s products are also embedded in the websites and intranet of numerous legal information providers such as courts, tribunals and agencies across the world. Altogether these initiatives position Lexum as a global leader when it comes to providing access to legal information.

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