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Why WestlawNext?

Legal research systems are far from equal. With WestlawNext,
you get authoritative content, attorney-editor expertise, and
industry-defining technology.

Legal research content

Build the strongest possible argument with superior legal material: primary law, analytical materials, practice area insights, litigation resources, public records, and more.

With authoritative content for both primary law and exclusive secondary law titles, you know it’s current and accurate. Your answers rest on a reliable legal foundation.

Litigation Resources
Public Records

Westlaw Legal research content
Custom Pages on WestlawNext

Custom Pages on WestlawNext

Build a legal research page that’s ideal for the way you work. Organize your favorite content and research tools, and clear away the rest.

Custom Pages details

Current awareness

Current events and legal developments have a large influence on the decisions you make every day. You’ll stay informed with comprehensive updates and expert analysis on WestlawNext.

Practitioner Insights
Alerts (PDF)
Alert Management Center (PDF)

Current awareness on WestlawNext


For more than 125 years, our attorney-editors have been analyzing, categorizing, and summarizing the law to help researchers understand the law and find on-point materials quickly and confidently.

No one can match our meticulous editorial work. With WestlawNext, you’re using superior tools and resources – including KeyCite, West Key Number System, notes of decisions, headnotes, added search terms, annotations, and indexes.

125 years of leadership (5:18)


You ask


Natural language or Boolean, WestSearch gets what you’re asking for.

We Search


Lightning-fast scan of our entire, unmatched legal content collection.

You find


Exactly the results you need, relevant to your legal issue. No more, no less.

You deliver


Better answers in less time. Clients can bank on your research.

Discover the power of WestSearch (3:49)

WestSearch details (PDF)

Mobile legal research

Go mobile with WestlawNext

Keep your legal research tools at hand and in sync with the free WestlawNext apps, including our award-winning iPad app.

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Mobile Sync on WestlawNext

Awards and Recognition

Widely adopted, broadly acclaimed.

Year after year, industry journals and their readers, along with leading legal organizations, rank WestlawNext #1 in a variety of categories, including:

  • Best Online Legal Research Vendor
  • Best Legal Research Provider
  • Best Legal Research iPad App
  • Best Solo/Small Firm Research Vendor
  • Used most often over all other legal research platforms
  • 2011 New Product of the Year
  • And many more

Find out why both small and large law firms, corporate counsel, and government legal departments continue to rely on WestlawNext.

Customer Testimonials
WestlawNext Awards and Recognition