Johnny: First Impressions of WestlawNext

February 2, 2010

Johnny WestlawRemember the first time you  you drove a car or aced a test? It rocked, right?

Well, I was given a firsthand look at WestlawNext  a few weeks ago, and let me tell you, in my humble opinion, WestlawNext has aced the test of legal research!

Coffee in hand, banana-nut muffin long gone, Jenny and I arrived at the Eagan, Minnesota campus of Thomson Reuters, home of Westlaw. After a quick tour, we were off to get our first look at WestlawNext, the newest product offered by Westlaw.

We  met several employees who all had a hand in the WestlawNext project. All of them had a great story to tell. Reference Staff Attorneys Sue Barry, Andy O’Meara and Kim Ellenberg, explained how WestlawNext was a direct result of customer feedback collected over several years during training sessions. In the RSA Training room, they fired up the overhead projectors, broke out the markers and started to…Wait, did I say overhead? Yeah, right! With computers buzzing, laptops synching, and HD screens glowing, Jenny and I sat up front and enjoyed our “preview” of the next evolutionary step in legal research, WestlawNext.

Let’s just say WestlawNext has some new features you are not going to want to miss! It’s not just an upgrade of the current Westlaw product—it’s a lot more! This product will help put the data you need in your hands, accurately, faster and with fewer searches.

Jenny and I will be on the road covering the launch of WestlawNext all over the country! We cannot wait to meet you and hear what you have to say .  Sign up for one of the complimentary preview breakfasts and get a firsthand look.

So stop by, say hello, and see what things WestlawNext can do for you!

“Johnny” is the pseudonym for a real person who works with West to promote and personify WestlawNext.