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New Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis Give Attorneys More Current Annotations Online.

DAYTON, Ohio -- LexisNexis(TM), the global leader in legal, news and business information services, said today it has expanded and enhanced its online offerings to include Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis. Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis is the most recent online annotated statute product introduced by the company this year, bolstering fast access to authoritative and state specific information available on its legal research system.

Offering more current annotations than printed statutes, the first release of Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis includes annotations that are current as of Aug. 12, 2002. Annotations cover laws dating back to 1968, the date of the most recent codification of the state's laws. Coverage will be expanded in future releases to include rules and constitutions. Annotations are written and edited by LexisNexis attorney-editors who are well versed in Pennsylvania law.

Annotated statutes are essential to the success of any legal practice, and combined with case law summaries are a frequently consulted research source. Annotated statutes bring greater value to legal professionals, providing authoritative notes about lawsuits to help them better interpret statutes, thereby gaining a clearer understanding of particular laws. Attorneys can scan statutes to quickly identify on-point laws, while the currency of annotations offer lawyers up to date interpretations of new case law.

"Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis are the latest addition to the total research system, which has been enhanced significantly with a number of new state-specific resources this year. Using current, online resources like these, LexisNexis customers are able to leverage the expert analysis provided by our attorney-editors, which in turn can give their clients a winning advantage," said Liz Mason, Mid-Atlantic and Southern Region vice president and managing director for LexisNexis.

Current subscribers to the unannotated Pennsylvania Statutes from LexisNexis automatically receive the new annotated statutes at no additional charge. Links to treatises, law reviews and other secondary sources are provided, and customers who already have that content included in their subscriptions can access the online research material at no charge. Transactional use of the new online annotated statutes will continue according to customers' existing search or hourly charges.

Customers may access Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis at or by using the Pay As You Go feature at lexisONE(SM). The Pay As You Go feature allows customers to purchase unlimited online access to the LexisNexis legal research system -- including cases, codes, court documents, public records, news and more -- for one day, one week or one month.

In addition to having more current annotations, Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis has links to authoritative legal research materials such treatises. Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis offer links to 20 online law reviews and numerous expert treatises, including:
 * Dunlap-Hanna, Pennsylvania Forms
 * Pennsylvania Civil Practice
 * Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia
 * The Pennsylvania Lawyer
 * Pennsylvania Transaction Guide-Legal Forms
 * Remick's Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Practice

The online Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis offer a new Explore feature, which allows users to more easily locate and navigate long, complex documents. The Explore feature provides direct links to the top of the document, History, Case Notes, Treatise and Analytical Materials, and Law Reviews.

Users can also easily navigate within Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis to use other LexisNexis products and services like Lexis(R) Search Advisor, LexisNexis(TM) Case Summaries, LexisNexis(TM) Core Concepts and Shepard's(R) Citations Service. Customers' subscription plans determine which related products and sources they may link to and use without incurring additional fees.

LexisNexis publishes annotated codes for 35 U.S. states and territories. The introduction of Pennsylvania Annotated Statutes by LexisNexis builds on the company's commitment to provide legal professionals the total legal research system. Online annotated statute products for Texas, New Jersey and Florida were introduced in May, July and January, respectively.

Customers can register for a free 14-day trial or learn more about Pennsylvania Statutes, Annotated by LexisNexis by calling 800-356-6548 or by visiting .

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis(TM) is the global leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. Its online services combine searchable access to four billion documents from thousands of sources. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc , LexisNexis is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, USA, and does business in 100 countries with 12,000 employees worldwide.

The company offers an extensive range of online and print legal and regulatory information products, tools, customized Web applications and critical filing services that help legal professionals reach confident decisions and comply with the law. In addition to LexisNexis(TM) at , the leading Web-based legal research service, LexisNexis includes some of the world's most respected legal publishers such as Martindale-Hubbell, Matthew Bender, Butterworths, Les Editions du Juris- Classeur, Abeledo-Perrot and Orac.

LexisNexis is a trademark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license. Lexis and Shepard's are registered trademarks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license. lexisONE is a service mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used under license.


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