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What is the vLex News Stream?

When entering vLex, you will be presented with a customized news stream (or news feed). The vLex News Stream appears on the main page and contains interesting legal news, important legislative changes, recently published documents of importance or publications and key information to help you stay up to date and be a more efficient legal professional.

As there is so much legal information created daily that we could show you, our system calculates a personalized selection based on an advanced artificial intelligence system. This takes into consideration the most important legal topics for you (the SmartTopics you are subscribed to), the documents and publications which are important to you (documents and sources you are subscribed to), and your patterns as a user, as for example: what subjects you search for and the documents you view.

The content that you see in your news stream is content that you have access to or content that is within your subscription. To access content outside of your subscription, check out our different subscriptions and products, or how to get vLex credits.

vLex learns with you

The more you use vLex and the more vLex users there are in your country, the more intelligent and useful the news stream becomes to you.

1. News stream tabs

1. 1 Personalized news

The “Personalized news” tab, in your news stream, shows you content customized for you. It prioritizes posts that have received more visits and reactions from users and takes into account your personalization preferences. This allows you to be up to date with all the news in one glance, even if you have not been on vLex for several days.

1. 2 Most Recent

The “Most Recent” tab shows you the latest content, so that you do not overlook or miss any relevant changes. It is the best way to stay up to date!

1. 3 International news

The “International news” tab shows you all documents, news or relevant changes at the International level.

2. How do I customize my news stream?

2.1 Initial Customization

Select your favorite SmartTopics (indicating which topics or legal concepts are important to you)

a. Select the “Edit your vLex” option in the upper-right section of your news stream.

b. Set the topics of interest and get ready to receive curated legal news with editorial summaries and hyperlinks to underlying documents on the vLex platform.

Thanks to SmartTopics, the exclusive vLex technology, you can achieve a level of personalization and access to knowledge like never before.

c. The next step is to choose your areas of interest. We recommend to choose at least three.

d. Next, vLex will suggest more specific topics based on the areas of interest that you selected. You can choose as many topics as you like.

e. Don’t forget that when you are searching or navigating vLex, if you find an important document or publication, you can follow that document by clicking “Follow” at the top of the document.

View the documents that you are following by clicking on the “Edit your  vLex” button.

Read more about the Follow documents feature.

f. Choose if you want to receive a vLex Digest. You can receive all of the latest news related to your selected topics in a daily or weekly email.

Select the “Do not email” option, in the event that you want to see the updates relating to your subjects of interest only when you log in to vLex. This information will then appear in your “personalized news” tab.

Now your vLex is personalized!

2. 2 Add more SmartTopics while you search or browse

You can add more SmartTopics, in addition to those you originally chose, every time you log in to vLex to find documents and content that interest you.

You can view its content by clicking on it to see if you are interested in following it.

2. 3 Add your favorite documents while searching or browsing

Through normal vLex use, you can also follow documents. This keeps you up to date with any documentary changes or updates (e.g. legislative changes) by allowing you to view related news on your news stream. Remember that with the SmartTopics and documents that you follow, you define your preferences and personalize vLex. Remember that vLex customization gives you access to news in accordance with your profile, tracking of legislative changes and better search results.

3. Use vLex regularly

The more you use vLex, the more we learn about what is relevant to you.

Information for vLex Legal Guide clients

If you have purchased a vLex Legal Practical Guide, we will automatically add all of the topics that are closely related to that legal guide topic. This does not affect your ability to customize or select your SmartTopics. 

This post is also available in: Español

Updated on February 5, 2020

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