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Westlaw for small law firms

Conduct lightning-fast legal research with rock-solid results. Our unmatched content collection, backed by the industry's most rigorous editorial quality, is well organized for solo practitioners and small law firms.

Litigation and legal research

Litigation research on Westlaw connects with practical tools for case management and analysis, document review, drafting, depositions, and more.

Understand the facts

Right from the start, know everything that public records can reveal about the parties, witnesses, relationships, and other strategic factors.

PeopleMap

Evaluate the case and build your strategy

Learn about prevailing arguments in similar cases, and draft strong documents in less time.

Briefs
Pleadings, Motions & Memoranda
Trial Court Orders
Cases, Statutes & Regulations
Drafting Assistant
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Business and transactional law

Offer actionable advice faster, draft better documents in less time, and quickly find the in-depth business law content you need.

Understand the deal

When clients or business partners turn to you for guidance, be ready to answer.

Practical Law on Westlaw
PeopleMap
Practitioner Insights

Precedent authority and drafting

Gather information swiftly and draft with confidence.

Form Finder
Drafting Assistant
Westlaw precedent search

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State plan details

The Essentials plans make a great starting point on Westlaw. They include case law and annotated statutes, as well as KeyCite.

Essentials

Essentials

  • Primary law content for your state, containing state cases, annotated statutes, and KeyCite
Essentials Plus

Essentials Plus

  • Primary law content for your state, containing state cases, annotated statutes, and KeyCite
  • Related federal and circuit cases, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and the U.S. Code Annotated

Essentials – Primary Law Resources

  • Primary law content for your state, containing cases, codes, annotated statutes, and KeyCite
  • Related federal and circuit cases, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and the U.S. Code Annotated

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