What is LexisNexis® used for?
LexisNexis® is a searchable archive with the world’s largest collection of public records, unpublished opinions, forms, legal news, and business information. It is used by those in the legal profession, academics, journalists, and more to research subjects and cases.
Can anyone use LexisNexis®?
LexisNexis® is primarily used by law enforcement agencies, federal homeland security departments, banking and financial services companies and insurance carriers, lawyers, and state and local governments. Students may also have access through their college for academic research. While the company does offer some options for the average consumer, it's generally geared toward those who need to complete relevant research.
Why earn a LexisNexis® certificate?
Understanding how to use the internet and appropriate software for legal research can be vital to ensuring lawyers and paralegals have the relevant information they need to assist clients. Earning a certificate in LexisNexis® can help those already working in the field boost their credentials, conduct better research, and improve their information literacy skills.
How long does it take to earn this certificate?
Penn Foster's online LexisNexis® Legal Research Certificate is a completely online, self-paced program. Students in the program can choose to study around their schedule, whenever it works for them. With that in mind, most students can complete the certificate in one to five months.