Through product development, integration and ongoing investment, workflow solutions from Thomson Reuters continue to expand and improve efficiency. Throughout the last year, major content sets as well as new and enhanced features have been added to WestlawNext, our primary platform for legal research and the focus of extensive product development. At the annual AALL conference this week, we will be highlighting these new features at our booth.

Key new features for WestlawNext subscribers include Custom Pages, eLibraries and Westlaw Analytics. Custom Pages allows users to create a personalized research experience based on the way they think and work. Through Custom Pages, users can incorporate frequently searched content, create as many pages as needed, choose one as a starting point for research on WestlawNext and share pages inside or outside the organization.

Providing a streamlined research experience from beginning to end, eLibraries affords large accounts with multiple users the ability to easily switch between billable and non-billable research during a single session. Firms can set and manage non-billable content for users and maintain a clear billing structure, all while managing cost recovery expectations.

Westlaw Analytics is a new service allowing law firms to monitor Westlaw usage by practitioner, client, practice area or time frame in order to become more efficient, flexible and responsive to client needs. Additionally, greater insight can be learned through eLibraries by tracking metrics down to individual users and analyzing research usage through Westlaw Analytics. The combination of e-Libraries and Westlaw Analytics can assist in improving research efficiency.

Enhanced product integrations

Focusing on our information assets, Practical Law has been integrated into the Thomson Reuters product portfolio, now allowing students and faculty at U.S. law schools access to incorporate know-how content into their research through WestlawNext. And instructors can include Practice Notes and Checklists into their curriculum, providing law students a better understanding of their responsibilities as future lawyers.

In addition, PeopleMap on WestlawNext enables legal researchers to search legal documents and public records, U.S. and international media, and more, to discover relationships between people, assets and businesses. Enhanced navigation tools and an intuitive graphical display offer improved research capabilities and the ability to generate visually-enhanced, customized reports.

Make sure and visit our booth at AALL to see how these new enhancements and content sets improve efficiency and the experience with WestlawNext.

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