Neither Lexis, nor Nexis, were my favorite databases in library school, simply because I found them overwhelming. But, that tends to happen when you have a database that is crammed full of information!
LexisNexis is the go-to source for legal and news research, but it's crazy expensive and out-of-reach for many institutions and freelancers. Enter lexisONE, LexisNexis' "resource for small law firms." This online community and database access site offers free access to case law, legal forms, and legal headline news, as well as mucho links to online legal resources. Sure, you can find much of this info online yourself, but it's handy to have it all in one place. Best of all, for those libraries and professionals that can't afford traditional subscription prices, lexisONE offers a number of "research value packages" that can make your research more affordable.
I'm also liking the "practice area" which allows you to brush up on search skills, and the a la carte services offered by both Lexis and Nexis.
If you have legal research to do, you might want to check this out.