vLex for Word
Extract citations, create links and get recommendations for related documents as you type in Word.
vLex for Word creates links in your documents. You can click on these and seamlessly connect to vLex to check the authorities you are relying on. It will also show you when a document you are citing has been given a negative treatment, ensuring you do not accidentally rely on a case that is no longer good law.
On the Microsoft Word Insert toolbar, click Add-ins and open Get Add-ins. Use the search field to search for vLex. You can also find it in the Productivity category.
Click Add and then Continue.
Once installed, you will see the vLex tab on the ribbon. If the vLex tab is not active, you might have to activate it by going to Preferences > Ribbon & Toolbar.
vLex in Microsoft Word
Click Find citations on the ribbon to see the vLex menu on the right. When you click the Citations tab, the add-in will analyse your document and identify any cases, legislation, regulations or other legal documents mentioned. The service will assemble these in a list, showing you how your cited documents have been treated.
vLex recognising citations
At the top of the list, you will see a toggle to Add links to the citations in your text. Both the citations list and the created links in the text will take you to vLex.
Vincent analyses your document and makes recommendations about other documents that might be of interest. On the menu to the right of the screen, select Vincent to see which cases or legislation Vincent has recommended for you based on your document.
Vincent in Word