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Westlaw for government lawyers

With Westlaw, government lawyers can design a custom legal research library tailored to your organization's needs and budget. Choose the resources and content that are relevant to your work as a public sector attorney.

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State primary law

Search caselaw, annotated statutes, attorney general opinions, law reviews and journals, and more, for your state(s) of interest.

Federal primary law

Search more than 1,000 databases of federal law resources, including all federal cases, USCA, CFR (unannotated), and federal administrative decisions.

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Regulatory law

Search statutes and administrative codes from all 50 states and DC, and the full text of USCA for complete nationwide statutory coverage.

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Primary law

Multistate Administrative Code

All Primary Law

All Federal Cases

All State Cases

All State Statutes

State-Based Primary Law Content

Bill & Regulation Tracking

State-Based Legislative History

Federal Legislative History

Graphical Statutes

PastStat Locator


Westlaw 50 State Regulatory Surveys

Westlaw 50 State Statutory Surveys


Bankruptcy (code, rules, analysis, guidance)

Bankruptcy Cases

Norton Bankruptcy Law

General content

Practical Law (legal know-how)

All Analytical

American Law Reports (ALR)

Federal Practice and Procedure

Law Reviews & Journals

Restatements of the Law

State-Based Analytical Content

State-Based Forms Content

Black's Law Dictionary – Digital

Corpus Juris Secundum (legal encyclopedia)


Model Documents

Related Documents

Business law

Managing Outside Counsel

Public Utilities

State-Based Business Law Content

Banking Compliance Guidance & Forms

Banking Compliance Specialist

Couch on Insurance

Healthcare (treatises & guides)

Healthcare Compliance Guidance

Healthcare Compliance News

Social Security

News & current awareness

All News

Practitioner Insights

Environmental law

Environmental Law (federal or 50 states)

Public records


Company Investigator

Family law

Elder Law Secondary Sources

State-Based Estate Planning Content

State-Based Family Law Content


State-Based Municipal Law Counselor

Federal Government Affairs

Government Contracts Counselor

State Government Affairs


Fragomen & Bell Immigration Handbook Library

Immigration (forms, analysis, practice materials, cases, legislation, administrative materials & decisions)

Mexican Court Records

Litigation – general

All Briefs

State-Based Appellate Court Briefs Content

All Dockets

State-Based State Court Dockets Content

State-Based Jury Instructions

Causes of Action

Combined Jury Verdicts

Expert Testimony

Westlaw Profiler

Intellectual property

Intellectual Property (analysis & tools)

Intellectual Property Analytical

Trademark Analytical

Litigation – criminal

State-Based Criminal Content

State & Federal Criminal Briefs

State & Federal Criminal Court Documents

National Criminal Analytical

National Criminal Briefs

National Criminal Pleadings, Motions, Memoranda

National Criminal Trial Court Orders

Labor & employment

Advanced Employment Practice

Employee Benefits

Employment Coordinator

Employment Discrimination Coordinator

State-Based Employment Law Analytical Content

State-Based Workers' Compensation Content

Litigation – civil

All Federal Key Rules

State and Federal Legal Calendaring

State-Based Civil State Court Documents Content

Key Rules

Personal Injury Damages

Real property

State-Based Real Property Content

Real Property Construction

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