March 2, 2010
“To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.”
– 1978 Farmer’s Almanac
“After growing wildly for years, the field of computing appears to be reaching its infancy.”
– John Pierce, co-inventor of the transistor
“It’s not computer literacy that we should be working on…Computers have to become
– Nicholas Negroponte, founder of MIT’s Media Lab
These three quotations sum up how the conventional wisdom on computers has evolved over the years. And we hope the last one resonates with anyone who has seen WestlawNext, which is intended to provide a more “human-literate” way to conduct legal research.
If you haven’t seen WestlawNext in action, there’s time to sign up – but the clock is ticking! You can still register for a WestlawNext preview breakfast in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston or Minneapolis, or click on a date below to register for any of the remaining 30-minute online sessions.
Webinar: Top 4 Things You Need to Know about WestlawNext
Webinar: Transitioning from Westlaw to WestlawNext
Webinar: Organize Efficiently with WestlawNext
Can’t make it to any of these events? No worries; the West eLearning Center also has several lessons to introduce you to WestlawNext, whenever it’s convenient for you. Topics include:
- The Power of WestSearch
- Finding Documents
- Searching Specific Content
- Inclusive and Relevant Results
- Viewing Documents
- Document Review Tools
You can find the on-demand lessons on the site after you login or create a new account.
(BTW, we found the three introductory quotes in Uncle Anthony’s Unabridged Analogies: Quotes & Proverbs for Lawyers and Lecturers, which is available at a 10% discount to Westlaw Insider readers like you!)