Almost (In)Famous: Notable Trials

Aug 13, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

While it may have been a while since Bernie Madoff was front-page news, his escapades are still a popular research topic for attorneys. The Reference Attorneys continue to receive a fair number of calls concerning litigation involving Mr. Madoff.

Hey, family lawyer! Have you checked out the West Key Number System lately?

Aug 12, 2010 By: Marcus Anderson

On August 2, West attorney-editors completed sweeping changes to the Divorce topic in the West Key Number System, resulting in the reclassification of approximately 210,000 headnotes.

Westlaw tip: Keep the criminals out of your search

Aug 11, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Too many criminal cases have your search all locked up? Try adding this string to the end of your Terms and Connectors search.

Proposition 8 Decision

Aug 5, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Judge Vaughn Walker’s opinion, striking down Proposition 8 is on Westlaw at 2010 WL 3025614. The docket can be found at 3:09CV02292.

Westlaw tip: Search three areas of regulation from one screen

Aug 4, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Access all regulations, adjudications, forms, agency publications and West editorial content for all state and federal jurisdictions that affect your client in one single place: Regulations Suite.

Yeah, I want another case just like that one!

Jul 29, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Westlaw tip: Have you found a headnote that states the rule of law you want and you’d like to find more cases supporting that rule? Click on the “Most Cited Cases” link next to that headnote to run a search that will retrieve more cases.

Westlaw tip: Find a case by party name

Jul 23, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Know everything about a case but its citation? Here’s a quick way to track it down: Click on the “Find & Print”

Westlaw Court Wire: Like having your own team of courthouse runners

Jul 19, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

By combining cutting-edge technology with some good old-fashioned shoe leather, Westlaw has developed a new service that can deliver relevant new litigation filings directly to your computer or smartphone, almost as soon as they’re filed.

Westlaw tip: Add a temporary tab for a single session

Jul 15, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Do you have a one-time research assignment and need to learn more about the topic? Westlaw has a tab that can help.

A tough act to follow: How to find legislation by its popular name

Jul 9, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Westlaw tip: Use the “Popular Name Table” to track down acts of Congress with multiple names.

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