By Alisa Lazear, Community Manager at CanLII and Lexum; reposted with permission from the CanLII blog
Lexbox is a free tool that has been integrated into CanLII, which is designed to help you keep track of your legal research online.
We are sharing this tip on what you can do with your Lexbox folders, to help you use Lexbox to its full potential:
1. You can create and rename folders from your account or any supported website. You can find a list of supported websites here.
2. Whether you organize your folders by file number, client number, or year, Lexbox can list folders according to the date of creation or by name. For example, you can have folders created and organized by file number, or have folders created by area of practice and list them chronologically.
3. It’s easy to move folders around to adapt your folder architecture as things change in your practice. Simply click the “move” button located on the right end side of the folder bar when passing your mouse over it.
This can also allow you to convert a folder into a sub-folder and vice versa. Subfolders are a great way to keep track of complex files, or if you have a client that has a wide range of research questions. For the example below, client number 2975 has its own folder with subfolders pertaining to difference research questions (2975-1, 2975-2…)
4. At the folder level, you can easily add notes to provide context for later when you are browsing your folders’ list.
5. Lexbox enables you to generate a properly formatted list of authorities in Microsoft Word format from the content of any of your research folders. Learn more about this from a previous Lexbox tip here.