Legal Solutions | USA
In a legal climate where everyone is asked to do more with less, Westlaw provides research tools to help you work smarter and faster – and with total confidence you have the information you need.
To make it even easier for you to stay on top of legal developments, we've created a simplified plan developed by years of working with customers just like you. Check out the available plan options below to determine which content is right for you.
The core plan
Start with a foundational
primary law offering.
Cases & statutes
Access cases summarized and organized with headnotes and Key Numbers, and annotated statutes that link to cross-references and notes of decisions.
Conduct regulatory research across multiple jurisdictions, stay abreast of emerging topics, and add confidence to your research efforts.
Comprehensive resources let you quickly see proposed and enacted legislation or do deep research with historical materials.
Statute and regulation
Instantly find the version of state statute, USCA® section, or CFR section that was in effect when a particular legal matter occurred.
Graphical Legislative History
Leverage an intuitive graphical timeline to gather key insight into the legislative intent behind the words of the law.
Bill & Reg Tracking
Automatically notifies you when there is new information, documents, or activity relating to a bill or regulation.
Easily access coverage of administrative materials in areas such as environment, insurance, blue sky law, and much more.
Select from a library of offerings to ensure that your agency has access to all
of the content needed to navigate your legal issues.
Connects you to thousands of high-value titles in all major practice areas. Access practice-focused analysis, guidance, treaties, forms, reporters, and more.Start my 14-day free trial
American Law Reports (ALR)
This full collection delivers an objective, in-depth analysis of your specific legal issue, together with a complete list of every case that discusses it.
Quickly find authoritative answers to an aspect of civil, criminal, substantive, and procedural law.
Corpis Juris Secundum
A comprehensive legal encyclopedia covering state and federal legal topics from A to Z that are cited and quoted as authority in courtrooms across the U.S.
Authoritative practice resources covering a wide range of federal practices such as admiralty law, bankruptcy, business and commercial law, criminal law, and much more.
Causes of Action
Articles on virtually every type of civil action that provide detailed legal analysis.
Search a library of more than 600,000 up-to-date national and state-specific forms.
State analytical materials
State practice guides and analytical materials give quick and practical guidance on a range of state-specific practice areas.
Law reviews and journals
Dive deeper into a specific issue with a collection of the most respected law reviews and bar journals.
Stay current with newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, television transcripts, and more.
Court rules collected in one convenient online documents – along with supporting information, analysis, and practice tips.
Topical analytical titles
Expert content, including guidance and forms for a wide variety of government practice areas.
From preliminary case evaluation all the way through appeals, this package provides litigators with the most comprehensive set of litigation tools and resources available online.Start my 14-day free trial
Includes appellate court briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and all 50 state courts.
Pleadings, Motions &
Access actual filed civil and criminal court filings from select state trial courts, U.S. district courts, and federal bankruptcy courts.
Trial Court Orders
View a judge's decision on a motion and uncover judicial propensities and trends, so you can develop a winning strategy.
Thousands of court-filed résumés, more than 500,000 testimonial documents, affidavits, cases, and jury verdicts.
Access a uniform presentation of facts, including case type, type of liability, list of attorneys and experts involved, and more.
Evaluate cases, review court documents, investigate experts, and more – all in a single document.
Improve your preparation with a collection of highly sought-after arbitration content.
Dockets (without tracks)
Information on active and inactive civil and criminal cases filed in state courts, U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, district courts, and bankruptcy courts.
Extensive background information on attorneys, judges, and expert witnesses from across the country.
Litigation history reports
Authoritative analysis that helps you evaluate the litigation experience of judges and attorneys.
Information on how a specific judge has responded to a motion, and details on judicial reversals.
Find more than just a person or business with this collection. You'll also find assets, relationships, and other information to help connect the dots and paint the full picture.
Access relevant, real-time property, criminal, and public records with seamless Westlaw integration to make critical connections. Filtering tools help you narrow your results quickly while relevancy rankings lift the most pertinent information to the top. Reveal vital information through graphical displays, and gain deep access to social networks, business and corporate data blogs, chat rooms, and other websites – all in one view.
Provides the unique ability to access over 140 million public and private company entities, their criminal records, dockets and regulatory filings, and leverage a wide variety of relevant content to build customizable reports and graphical "family" trees, and create alerts.
Practical Law from Thomson Reuters provides legal know-how that gives government attorneys a better starting point.
Straightforward guidance and clear explanations of current law and practice.
Up-to-date precedents that reflect current law and practice with drafting and negotiating guidance.
Make sure you've covered all the bases with checklists, timelines, and flowcharts.
Continuously maintained resources for core areas of legal risk and compliance.
State and international Q&A
Review and compare law across multiple jurisdictions.
Current information on relevant changes in the law, summarized and reviewed for relevancy and importance.
Everything you need to draft, proofread documents, and mitigate the risk of errors.
Jump-start the drafting process by accessing templates and sample documents on Westlaw.
Thoroughly proofread transactional documents, analyze their content, and correct any potential problems.
Monitor and update law
Automatically monitor and update the good-law status of your citations as you draft.
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