Appreciation for the Everyday Hero: From Westlaw Small Law

August 24, 2012

Your career goal is to help people. It always has been, and it always will be. It’s why you’re a lawyer. It’s why when you wake up every morning with a million obstacles in your way; you can still see the light at the end of the tunnel. We understand.

  • It’s about more than you.
  • It’s about justice.
  • It’s about the greater good.
  • It’s about…everyone else.

You might be thinking, “I’m just doing my job. I’m a lawyer.” Well, here at Thomson Reuters you’re not just a lawyer.

You’re a hero.

That’s why we want to recognize you with our Everyday Heroes program for being just that…an everyday hero. But we need your help.

Great stories happen every day by just doing your job using CLEAR, Westlaw PeopleMap, and Batch. We want to hear these stories. It doesn’t matter what size of an impact you feel it made on the case, large or small, because it’s been said that even a single flap of a butterfly’s wings can affect the atmosphere enough to alter the weather.

“Thanks to Westlaw’s PeopleMap, we were able to quickly locate the contact information for a veteran who reached out to his daughter. After he talked to her for a long time, he told us that he had not spoken with her in over 16 years. He was thrilled to reconnect with her and thanked us repeatedly.”

DLA Piper, LLP

Tell us your story. For sharing it with us, you’ll be entered in a contest to receive a $5,000 grand prize to be donated to the charity of your choice. It’s just another way for you to continue your goal of helping people.

“In 1989, Vermont had an offender who was convicted of sexual assault on a minor. The offense involved his repeated molestation of his girlfriend’s 5 year-old daughter. While on bail, he fled the state prior to sentencing. Over the years attempts were made to locate the offender to no avail. The offender was rumored to have relocated to the State of New York, or with family in Florida or Massachusetts. In 2009, the Vermont Department of Corrections continued its search of the missing sex offender through the use of CLEAR. Investigators were able to track the offender from Vermont to Texas and finally Mississippi. In September of 2010, investigators were able to pin-point the location of the offender, and with the assistance of the Hinds County Sherriff’s Department the offender was apprehended.”

Vermont Department of Corrections

Click here and visit our Everyday Heroes program website to read stories, learn more about the program, and submit your own stories of how using CLEAR, Westlaw PeopleMap, and Batch have helped you make a difference.

Thank you for being you, an everyday hero.