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IS MY LEGAL RESEARCH ACCURATE?

Mar 8, 2017 By: Mary Schlaphoff

Some things in the life of an attorney are optional. From going solo to going paperless to going to lunch, you can

New Secondary Sources Experience on Westlaw

Mar 1, 2017 By: Silvia Fejka

Indispensable Journals, Treatises, and Other Analytical Materials at your Fingertips Westlaw is continuously evolving to meet practitioners’ ever-changing needs, and the secondary

Topical Roundup: Immigration

Feb 24, 2017 By: Jean Sica

Recent case summaries in Jury Verdicts & Settlements related to immigration. LDJ Investments Inc. v. Pro Management Consulting Inc.  The plaintiffs hired an immigration consultant to

Secondary Sources on Westlaw: Start stronger, finish faster

Feb 13, 2017 By: Teri Kruk

Primary sources tell you what the law is, but Secondary Sources give you the why, when, where, if and how of the

FIRM CENTRAL + WESTLAW GLOBAL SEARCH = MAJOR ADVANTAGES

Feb 13, 2017 By: Colin Peterson

The never-ending need to do more with less Everyone in the legal profession is experiencing what has been called “the new legal

Topical Roundup: Tobacco Litigation

Feb 7, 2017 By: Jean Sica

Tobacco litigation continues to return huge plaintiff awards. Today’s smoker may gravitate toward “natural” cigarettes (see Are ‘natural’ cigarette smokers being misled?) and/or e-cigarettes, but

‘The Edge of 2017: Research and Efficiency Tips for the New Year’

Feb 1, 2017 By: Jared Correia

Editor’s note: Jared Correia is a paid guest blogger. Although the practice of law has changed a great deal in the past

The Basics of Secondary Sources – What, Why, How

Feb 1, 2017 By: Jeremy Byellin

Although they cannot be directly relied upon as legal authority, secondary sources remain some of the most important authorities to employ in

Using a Legal Research App can Increase Productivity

Jan 25, 2017 By: Joe Kerber

It seems too obvious to say that attorneys—like everyone else—use their smart phones to stay up to date and increase their efficiency. 

Start your Legal Research with WestSearch

Jan 23, 2017 By: Jessica Zaiken

One of the most challenging aspects of online legal research is getting started. Sometimes, you will have an idea of search terms

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