Westlaw Next, Westlaw Next Mobile And Workflow Integration Take Center Stage At AALL
Latest from Thomson Reuters helps librarians be more confident in all aspects of legal research
EAGAN, Minn. – WestlawNext®, the groundbreaking new legal research system from Thomson Reuters, along with WestlawNext Mobile and advanced litigation workflow integration tools are being showcased by Thomson Reuters at the 2010 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, held July 10-13 in Denver.
According to a recent survey of attorneys, Westlaw is preferred by legal professionals nearly two-to-one over other online services, owing to Thomson Reuters’ longstanding investment in Westlaw to support the changing needs of legal researchers, and law librarians in particular.
“More than ever, librarians and the legal professionals they work with need research, drafting and workflow tools that integrate with the programs they use everyday. These include current, legacy and future versions of Microsoft Office® and Corel WordPerfect®. Beyond integration, librarians and attorneys want to access their work from anywhere via mobile devices,” noted Mike Dahn, a former law librarian and current vice president of New Product Development, WestlawNext. “With the Westlaw research system, they can put those tools to work today, and take immediate advantage of the gains in productivity and efficiency that can help them to be more effective, and more confident.”
Featured at the Thomson Reuters AALL booth # 831 in Denver will be:
WestlawNext: Launched on February 1, 2010, WestlawNext now has more than 160,000 users and has redefined legal research, delivering a new level of power, speed and search accuracy. Independent research has shown that WestlawNext can increase research efficiency by as much as 64 percent. And WestSearch™, the powerful new search engine at the heart of WestlawNext, is renowned for its unprecedented accuracy in delivering the most comprehensive and relevant results. WestlawNext is the fastest selling major product in the company’s history.
Mobile: New mobile devices including smart phones, readers and tablets now give law librarians access to WestlawNext wherever and whenever they need it. At AALL, Thomson Reuters will showcase WestlawNext Mobile, which has been optimized for today’s mobile devices, including Blackberry, iPhone, and Android smart phones like Google’s Nexus One. Documents also can be sent directly from WestlawNext to Kindle; WestlawNext also is optimized for iPad. On any device, researchers have a new level of access via the clean, intuitive, touch-enabled WestlawNext interface.
Workflow integration: With compatibility in numerous Microsoft Office and Corel WordPerfect versions as well as Westlaw and WestlawNext, Westlaw Litigator tools help legal professionals increase productivity, efficiency and quality—right in the desktop programs where they work. Westlaw Litigator tools such as West km, BriefTools, CiteAdvisor, WestCheck, and Case Notebook integrate where legal professionals work today to streamline tasks throughout litigation, including complex drafting projects. According to Dahn, “Westlaw and Microsoft have a long tradition of collaboration – in fact, Bill Gates showcased Microsoft Office integration with Westlaw ten years ago in a Comdex keynote address.”
Dahn said the Thomson Reuters innovations showcased at AALL reflect a commitment to provide information and workflow products that effectively integrate with the librarians’ work environment. “This is a time of innovation and opportunity for librarians, and we’re excited to provide them with the most comprehensive tools available to support their roles as information, intelligence and efficiency experts within their organizations,” he said.
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