Lexis Law and Legal Definition

Lexis® is a proprietary online legal research system, launched in 1973, that provides information to legal, corporate, government and academic markets, and publishes legal, tax and regulatory information, via online, hardcopy print and CD-ROM formats. It is the global legal and information division of Reed Elsevier plc.

The Lexis® service was the first commercial, full-text legal information service, which aims to help legal practitioners research the law more efficiently. The companion Nexis® news and business information service was launched in 1979 to aid research with recent and archival news and financial information. The service has grown to becomea major news and business online information service, including comprehensive company, country, financial, demographic, market research and industry reports. The service provides access to thousands of worldwide newspapers, magazines, trade journals, industry newsletters, tax and accounting information, financial data, public records, legislative records, data on companies and their executives.