WestlawNext® was created for legal professionals by legal professionals – built upon our trusted expertise and the core assets that separate Thomson Reuters Westlaw™ from other research services.
Assets such as:
It’s the cornerstone of legal research and WestlawNext provides exclusive access to the leading publications.
WestlawNext has the most comprehensive collection of cases and offers exclusive online access to the National Reporter System®. WestlawNext’s depth of caselaw coverage goes back further than any other online research service.
Other Primary Law:
With exclusive online access to USCA® and the industry’s only annotated CFR – West’s® Annotated Code of Federal Regulations.
・Exclusive Analytical Materials
Access the industry’s most well-respected analytical content. No other legal research provider offers the complete ALR® (American Law Reports) series, which is one of the leading research and case-fi nding tools. WestlawNext also has an unparalleled collection of top analytical resources, such as Wright & Miller Federal Practice and Procedure®, C.J.S.® (Corpus Juris Secundum®), COA® (Causes of Action), the complete Am Jur® Library, the complete Restatements of the Law, and more.
・Premier Litigation Materials
No other service even comes close to matching WestlawNext’s online collection of state and federal Appellate Briefs (more than 2.4 million – covering all 50 states) and Trial Court Documents (more than 5.8 million – covering all 50 states). WestlawNext’s unsurpassed litigation offering also includes Trial Court Orders, Expert Testimony, and Courtroom Transcripts with audio and video.
・West Key Number System
The West Key Number System® is the de facto classification system for all American law. Thomson Reuters attorney editors index cases under more than 400 topics and 98,000 points of law, allowing you to quickly find other cases that address your exact point of law in any jurisdiction.
Points of law within a case are summarized in a West headnote that either lays out the blackletter law or applies the law to the facts of the case – making it easier to quickly review the important issues of an opinion. Each year, roughly 450,000 headnotes are categorized into the West Key Number System, the most comprehensive legal indexing system for caselaw.
KeyCite® is the industry’s most complete, accurate, and up-to-the-minute citation service. KeyCite combines our tradition of editorial excellence with our leading-edge technological expertise to make verifying legal research easier and more efficient than ever. Use it to instantly verify whether a case, statute, regulation, or administrative decision is good law, and to find citing references to support your legal argument.
WestSearch was developed in-house by top lawyers, technologists, and scientists that understand the nuances of the law and the important, key connections that need to be made for meaningful research.
WestSearch combines market-leading content with advanced search technology to deliver the best results
WestSearch identifies which documents are most relevant – using term matching, legal concepts, document characteristics, and search patterns – and places the most relevant documents on top of the list. With results ranked by relevance, you can do research faster, and with confidence that you haven’t missed anything.
・WestlawNext iPad AppThe WestlawNext iPad app extends the power and collaboration capabilities of WestlawNext. Research begun in one place can be continued on any device – anytime, anywhere. You can view and annotate documents even when offline. Then, when you can reconnect, your annotations synchronize automatically.