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vLex for Word

Extend Microsoft Word® with AI-assisted legal research tools from vLex

Whether drafting legal advice, reviewing opposing counsel’s arguments or reading legal authorities, vLex can assist you without leaving your document.

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Find Citations

vLex for Word will scan your document and locate case citations, legislation, regulations and mentions of official gazettes.  Authorities are presented in a panel to the right of the document.

Case materials show the name of the case and the court it was heard in. Hovering over the citation will also reveal any parallel citations vLex knows for this case.

Clicking on the title will take you directly to full text on vLex.com to read the document.

Negative Treatments

Any authorities that have been given a negative treatment will include a red alert – vLex will warn you about cases that have been overruled, not followed, or distinguished by a subsequent authority. Legislation that has been repealed or is no longer in force will be highlighted by status indicators.

Adding Links

Instead of manually adding hyperlinks to sources, you can do it automatically via the “Add Links” toggle under Recognised Citations. Selecting this adds vLex.com hyperlinks into your document.


Vincent, vLex’s AI-powered research assistant, can help you find out which authorities to research next. Vincent will analyse the content of your document and the citated authorities to recommend materials related to your legal research that are available on vLex.

Vincent’s research specialisms are equipped for today’s international researcher and provide legal perspective across common law and spanish-speaking jurisdictions worldwide. Select your target jurisdiction in the grey toolbar at the bottom of the vLex taskbar to open the jurisdiction menu.

Vincent’s recommendations will vary from a mixture of case law, legislation, blog articles and more. Vincent’s research approach to sourcing these recommendations can be directed by opening the Filter recommendations menu. This will allow for Vincent’s search parameters to be tailored and narrowed to the type of recommendations most suitable for the research at hand.

Further recommendations from Vincent can be explored by selecting Continue on vlex.com

Changing Jurisdiction

vLex for Word will default to the country and language set in Microsoft Word. You can change this from the menu at the bottom of the taskpane.

Updated on August 6, 2020

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