The Westlaw Editorial Process

September 14, 2012

This week, WestlawInsider began a series describing our editorial process.  See The Westlaw Editorial Process:

While the text of the decision is central to a practitioner’s understanding of the issues involved in the decision, the editorial enhancements transform the basic text of the case into an intelligent and integrated document.

Recent related posts include The Westlaw editorial process for Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, parts 1 and 2. I encourage you to take a look at this series.  I think a basic understanding of how these ‘integrated documents’ come to be, is important in fundamentally understanding how legal research is currently conducted in the digital world.