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Investment makes a difference

We continually invest in our people and technology where it matters most.
The result: six new features that help you get to the right answer faster.

Learn about the latest Westlaw enhancements

Why Westlaw?

Online legal research services are far from equal. With advanced legal research from Westlaw, 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 your legal research is current and accurate. Your answers rest on a reliable legal foundation.

Litigation Resources
Public Records

Westlaw Legal research content
Custom Pages on Westlaw

Custom Pages on Westlaw

Personalize your online legal research experience by creating a 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 Westlaw.

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

Current awareness on Westlaw


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 Westlaw, you’re using superior legal research 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 search results you need, relevant to your legal issue. No more, no less.

You deliver


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

Discover the power of WestSearch (3:49)

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Mobile legal research

Go mobile with Westlaw

Access your legal research online anywhere, anytime with our mobile-friendly website and the free Westlaw apps, including our award-winning iPad app.

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Mobile Sync on Westlaw

Awards and Recognition

Widely adopted, broadly acclaimed.

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

  • Best Online Legal Research Vendor
  • Best Legal Research Provider
  • Best Legal Research iPad App
  • Best Solo/Small Firm Research Vendor
  • Most used online legal research service
  • And many more

Find out why law firms, corporate counsel, and government agencies continue to rely on Westlaw for legal research.

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WestlawNext has been renamed
Thomson Reuters Westlaw

In light of Westlaw Classic's retirement, WestlawNext has been renamed Thomson Reuters Westlaw, effective February 2016.

Learn more about the WestlawNext name change

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