Thomson Reuters Launches Westlaw Case Notebook 3.0
Westlaw Litigator case analysis tool now provides enhanced integration with legal research and e-discovery
EAGAN, Minn., Apr. 16, 2012 – Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of Westlaw Case Notebook® 3.0, providing greater integration with legal research and e-discovery tools, improved document-level analytical functionality, and enhancements to LiveNote real-time sessions. The new version of Westlaw Case Notebook improves the ability of litigators to more efficiently build strong cases by pulling essential case information together in one place, including e-discovery documents, briefs, transcripts, pleadings, key facts, legal research and more.
Westlaw Case Notebook 3.0 is part of Westlaw Litigator®, the most comprehensive set of integrated tools, services and content that help attorneys be more productive at each stage of a matter and more efficient in creating superior work product.
Westlaw Case Notebook 3.0 tightly integrates information from legal research and e-discovery applications, placing it at users’ fingertips. When documents are imported from the Westlaw CaseLogistix e-discovery tool, CaseLogistix document properties, such as notes, redactions, issue tags and Intellifolder groupings are automatically mapped to corresponding Case Notebook properties. This helps litigators move faster and seamlessly from the document review stage to case analysis.
Similarly, integration with WestlawNext means imported documents will include any annotations made on the documents in WestlawNext. Litigators can more efficiently combine legal research and analysis with factual case analysis and argument drafting.
Document-level enhancements to Westlaw Case Notebook 3.0 allow users to more efficiently view and sort document properties, such as author, date, Bates coding, custodian, issue and more. Users can also create customized sub-groups, which allow more flexible organization of documents and information.
Improvements to LiveNote capabilities allow court reporters to make typographical corrections to transcripts during depositions and send updates to recipients of the LiveNote real-time feed, ensuring that attorneys are working with the most up-to-date transcript as possible.
“Now more than ever, Westlaw Case Notebook allows litigators to access and analyze key documents, facts and legal research, all in one place, boosting their efficiency and productivity,” said Kristin Nimsger, managing director and general manager, Litigation, Thomson Reuters. “Managing vital case information is key to effective case analysis. Key discovery documents and legal research can now be accessed alongside other vital case information, allowing litigators to efficiently incorporate all key information into their case preparation. Users can seamlessly import e-discovery documents and legal research with vital notes, annotations and document properties intact and mapped to the Westlaw Case Notebook environment. The information seamlessly moves into the litigator’s workflow, building effective cases as efficiently as possible, which helps their clients manage costs and win client loyalty.”
Westlaw Litigator is the most comprehensive set of systems for analyzing and managing cases. It includes Westlaw Case Notebook, Westlaw CaseLogistix, Westlaw Drafting Assistant, West Case Timeline™, West km, LiveNote Stream, West Publisher, Westlaw Legal Calendaring and more, giving attorneys and support staff the tools they need to handle case work more efficiently and build better work product and stronger, more effective cases.
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