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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/03/03
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New Jersey State Bar Association Members Gain Customized Legal Research Tool Powered by LexisNexisTM

DAYTON, OHIO/NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ –New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) members will soon be able to conduct legal research online as an exclusive member benefit using NJ CiteLineSM, a customized Web-based legal research tool powered by LexisNexis™ U.S., a leading provider of legal, news and business information services.

NJ CiteLine, the free legal research tool, will be available exclusively to NJSBA members at www.njsba.com, using a standard web browser. The NJSBA partnered with LexisNexis to create this product after an extensive, yearlong evaluation and development process. The NJ CiteLine program joins InCite from the Pennsylvania Bar Association and IowaCite from the Iowa State Bar Association, which are comparable products geared to the practitioners in those states. LexisNexis also recently announced that a similar product, IllinoisCite, would be developed for the Illinois State Bar Association.

NJ CiteLine will provide free access to a comprehensive list of New Jersey legal research information. Primary legal sources available include:

New Jersey Supreme Court decisions from 1790 and Superior Court decisions from 1792

New Jersey Tax Court from 1979

New Jersey Statutes

New Jersey Constitution

New Jersey Administrative Code

New Jersey Court Rules

“NJ CiteLine is one of the most useful benefits that the NJSBA has been able to offer and is consistent with our mission to our members–to assist them with their practice. NJ CiteLine will provide easy access to online research for NJSBA members to the benefit of their practice and their clients. The online research tool will also enable our members to have unlimited access to New Jersey law at their fingertips. I congratulate the committee created by NJSBA Past President Daniel Waldman to work on this project for their hard work and diligence in bringing it to fruition. I am very pleased to announce the availability of this product to our members,” said NJSBA President Karol Corbin Walker.

Bar members using NJ CiteLine also can link to additional sources of legal research information offered by LexisNexis for a fee. Some of the information sources are priced according to the NJSBA Member Benefits Program. Other services from LexisNexis can be purchased using a credit card.

“We value our relationship with the New Jersey State Bar Association. This new service shows that our organizations together can provide high-quality legal services that meet and exceed the expectations of attorneys in the state. Through our work on NJ CiteLine, we now have an even deeper understanding of the New Jersey legal environment,” said Tim List, vice president and managing director, LexisNexis Northeast and Midwest Market Centers.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis™ (www.lexisnexis.com) is a global leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), the company does business in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide. In addition to its flagship Web-based research service, LexisNexis, the company 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.

In the US, LexisNexis Total Research System 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.

About The New Jersey State Bar Association

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.

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