Drafting Tool Cuts Proofreading Time in Half, According to New Study

Feb 25, 2013 By: Marin Feldman and Marin Feldman

“Did I miss something?” It’s the question that keeps attorneys up at night. When reviewing documents, lawyers typically take a number of

WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Adding Favorites to Your Home Page

Jul 11, 2011 By: Kim Ellenberg

Save time by using Favorites. Do you find that you return to the same databases or content pages on a regular basis?

Westlaw tip: Sometimes less news is good news

Feb 2, 2011 By: West Reference Attorneys

Use the “Limit Your Search using SmartTerms” in many news databases to limit your results by checking boxes for Industry, Company, Subject or Location.

Westlaw tip: Change client IDs without hitting the off/on switch

Jan 26, 2011 By: West Reference Attorneys

Simply click “Preferences” in the upper right, then “Change Client ID” on the left.

What’s the difference between “credit” and “source” in the CFR?

Jan 19, 2011 By: Legal Solutions

The credit field in the CFR is not labeled CREDIT(S) as in the USCA, but instead is set apart by brackets around the FR citations.

Westlaw tip: Use Find&Print to pull up multiple cases at a time

Jan 12, 2011 By: West Reference Attorneys

You can access this feature on Westlaw by clicking on the Find&Print link at the top of the screen to pull up to 20 citations at once.

Procedural issues? Search court docs instead of caselaw

Jan 5, 2011 By: Legal Solutions

Trial court filings are a great way to search for procedural issues in caselaw, and they’re easy to access through the Court Docs link on Westlaw.

Westlaw tip: Find your form faster with FormFinder

Dec 29, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The FORMFINDER database includes only actual forms and searches hundreds of thousands of forms available on Westlaw.

A power search string to find the elements of a cause of action

Dec 22, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

This search string does a pretty effective job at bringing back the elements of a cause of action. Try it out next time you need the elements to an action.

Westlaw tip: Give your research trail another two weeks

Dec 15, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

You can manually reset your Research Trail to last another 14 days by going into the trail and clicking on the “reset” link to the right.

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