Westlaw’s fingerprints will soon be found on Kosovo’s fledging legal system, thanks to Thomson Reuters’ decision to grant a local judge’s request for free access to the legal research service, according to a story reported in the Star Tribune yesterday.

The well-respected and recently retired Dakota County district court judge Robert Carolan, who has offered his expertise to the Balkans area several times before, is soon headed again to Kosovo to preside over its new Constitutional Court, according to the article.

The bevy of information available on Westlaw is critical to the court for the writing of decisions, and amounts to a thousand-fold increase in the library of the court, Carolan said in the article.

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