Westlaw and WestlawNext Continue to be Most Preferred

October 1, 2012

In a study conducted in May, 2012 by the American Bar Association (ABA), legal professionals were asked “Which fee-based online service do you use most often overall for legal research?” Results show that Westlaw and WestlawNext  are preferred nearly two-to-one.  For more information and detailed survey results on the ABA Preference Study, click here.

Also, in a survey conducted by The American Lawyer® magazine, law librarians who reported their firms were moving toward using a fixed-rate contract with a sole provider for electronic research were asked, “Which vendor are you leaning toward?” and Westlaw was selected more than two-to-one.

Since its launch, over 43,000 legal organizations have switched to WestlawNext including the majority of the AmLaw 200 and over 30,000 small law firms. To learn more about WestlawNext and what differentiates it from all other legal research services, visit westlawnext.com.

About the ABA Legal Technology Survey

The American Bar Association Legal Technology Resource Center surveyed the legal profession from January through May 2012 on the use of technology in the profession. For more information, visit lawtechnology.org.

About the Law Librarian Survey

The American Lawyer® magazine conducted the 10th annual survey of Am Law 200 library directors in May 2011. The respondents include law librarians from 82 firms.