Friday, December 21, 2012

Free Legal Research Tools from Westlaw

You may have had enough of hearing about how much Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg will cost you once you're in practice.

Good news: Westlaw provides several practice-oriented research newsletters you can subscribe to for free! Here is a list of just a few of the electronic newsletters (with West's descriptions) that you can subscribe to and have sent to your email inbox when they are published:
  • The Estate Planner - This is a periodic complimentary newsletter highlighting legislative changes and other developments and techniques affecting estate planning professionals.
  • Perspectives - This journal for legal research and writing instructors and law firm and law school librarians, published three times a year, provides a forum for discussing the teaching of legal research and writing.
  • Business Law SECurities Digest - Thomson Reuters Westlaw Business Law Research SECurities Digest is a daily report of SEC developments with access to transactional information that is unavailable from any other source in the industry.
  • Corporate Counsel Connect - A free, bi-monthly newsletter providing meaningful insight, case review and best practices for corporate counsel. This informative and insightful newsletter is authored by your legal colleagues and industry professionals, centered around the in-house perspective.
  • Global Law Quarterly - Four times a year this newsletter provides timely feature articles about international legal issues; interviews with authors, practitioners and academics; and updates on the latest books and electronic materials from Thomson Reuters legal publishers worldwide.
Free newsletters from Westlaw