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Seven Valuable Free Practice Resources from the Federal Judicial Center

The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system. By statute, the FJC is charged with: conducting and promoting orientation and continuing education and training for federal judges, court employees, and others; developing recommendations about the operation and study of the federal courts; and conducting and promoting research on federal judicial […]

Casetext’s CARA Analyzes Briefs to Help You Find More Relevant Cases

Relax and let CARA do the work What is CARA? Judges have clerks. Law professors have research assistants. Now, you, too, can have your own research assistant: one whose work takes seconds, not hours or days, to complete. Innovative legal research service Casetext recently launched CARA (short for Case Analysis Research Assistant) to help lawyers […]

WestlawNext and Related Documents: how to ensure you’re getting what you paid for

I’m a fan of WestlawNext’s Related Documents plan. When you’re searching within a database covered by your WestlawNext subscription, the Related Documents plan allows you to click on any of the documents you see listed on the right side of your search results screen without incurring an out-of-plan charge (without Related Documents, you’d get an […]

Dahn’s response to WestlawNext pricing critique ignores solo and small firm concerns

A couple of weeks ago, Jason Wilson’s rethinc.k blog featured a two-part series of posts entitled On WestlawNext, WestSearch, and Haters: A Brief Interview with Mike Dahn of Thomson Reuters. Although Wilson’s interview focused on questions concerning the WestlawNext search algorithm, Dahn made a few comments that touched on pricing, prompting me to write a […]

My response to rethinc.k series on WestlawNext, WestSearch, and Haters

This week, Jason Wilson’s excellent rethinc.k blog features a two–part series of posts entitled On WestlawNext, WestSearch, and Haters: A Brief Interview with Mike Dahn of Thomson Reuters. Wilson’s interview focused on questions concerning the WestlawNext search algorithm. I’ve always conceded that, for the most part, WestlawNext is superior to Westlaw. However, I’ve been outspoken […]

The Immodest Premium for WestlawNext

im·mod·est -adj 1. shameless . . . . -synonyms 2. inflated Legal bloggers have generally given WestlawNext’s improved search algorithm and user interface high marks. However, they’ve been critical of West’s lack of transparency about pricing and the complexity of its pricing model. To help level the playing field in negotiations between West and its […]

Westlaw Reps Don’t Know their A$$es From their Elbows When it Comes to WestlawNext Packages and Pricing

Although I haven’t posted about my WestlawNext upgrade negotiations in a few weeks, things have been going on behind the scenes. Or, perhaps more accurately, they haven’t. The Background Before you read further, if you’re not familiar with my previous posts about WestlawNext pricing—My WestlawNext Upgrade Negotiations: Proof that West Isn’t Interested in the Solo […]

WestlawNext Pricing Information and Reaction from Firm Law Librarians

WestlawNext was the topic of the day on The Law Librarian show on Blogtalk Radio last Friday. Although I wasn’t able to listen to the show live, I caught the recording. Though much of the discussion was focused on the WestlawNext algorithm, the participants touched on pricing as well. One of the featured guests expressed […]