WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: New Topics in the Key Number System on Westlaw Next

July 15, 2013

Tip of the Week

The law is dynamic and continually evolving, and so is the Key Number System® on WestlawNext™. As topics grow and evolve, attorney-editors reclassify headnotes and create new Key Numbers and even new Topics. Attorney-editors created two new topics this Spring, Lobbying (244H) and Social Security (356H).


The new Social Security topic contains 241 Key Numbers related to benefits, proceedings, judicial review, costs, and penalties. There are more than 90,000 headnotes classified to Social Security (356H).

Social Security


The new Lobbying topic contains 9 Key Numbers related to licensing, gifts, campaign finance, employment, reporting, administrative proceedings, judicial review, and offenses. There are over 400 headnotes classified to Lobbying (244H).


Topic and Key Numbers help you quickly find cases stating or applying a legal concept across jurisdictions, even if those terms are not included in the court’s opinion. With over 400 Topics and 100,000 Key Numbers, the Key Number System on WestlawNext is unparalleled.

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