Most advanced legal research technology combined with market-leading content & our editorial excellence.


  • Proprietary research tools
  • WestSearch legal search engine
  • Folder sharing
  • Mobile solutions

Intended for

  • Lawyer
  • Legal Researcher


Not All Legal Research Systems are Created Equal.

Broadly adopted and widely acclaimed, WestlawNext® was created for legal professionals by legal professionals and built on our trusted expertise and core assets that separate Thomson Reuters Westlaw™ from other research services.  WestlawNext enables you to build the strongest argument by leveraging proprietary research tools such as: the West Key Number system® and KeyCite®; exclusive analytical content; and the largest collection of litigation materials and forms. And, you’ll deliver the best answers faster with WestSearch®, the world’s most advanced legal search engine. Work smarter, more efficiently, and with total confidence in your results.

To find out more, visit us on the Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions Site.



Proprietary Research Tools

Build the strongest argument by leveraging proprietary research tools, including the West Key Number System® and KeyCite®; exclusive analytical content; and the largest collection of litigation materials and forms.


Deliver the best answers faster with WestSearch®, the world’s most advanced legal search engine. Retrieve relevant results even when the phrasing differs from your query.

Folder Sharing

Save time and money by sharing research folders with colleagues and clients.

Mobile Solution

Be responsive anytime, anywhere with the award-winning iPad® app, Android™ app, and mobile solutions that enable efficient research when you’re away from the office.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows 7
  • Mac® OS 10.5 or later

Internet Browser

  • Internet Explorer® 7 or later, Internet Explorer 8 recommended (Windows only)
  • Mozilla Firefox® 3.0 or later
  • Safari 4.0 or later
  • JavaScript and cookies enabled in the browser

Other Requirements

  • 1024x768 or higher screen resolution recommended
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later (some print functionality is lost with older versions)
  • Adobe Flash

Testimonial/Case Study

Thomas Scrivo, Co-Managing Partner, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, New Jersey

“We turn around research projects in one-tenth of the time.”

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Don Landis, Public Defender, California

“…there's no doubt that WestlawNext gets you there quicker, faster and better. And to me, that's everything.”

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Jennifer Nicolitz, Corporate Librarian, Fidelity National Financial, Jacksonville

“We recommend our outside counsel use it.”

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Lisa Solomon, Attorney, Legal Research, & Writer, New York

“My clients trust me to do complete and accurate legal research.  I trust WestlawNext.”

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Hear how law firm Hennelly & Grossfeld reduces both the amount of time and the total cost of its critical legal research efforts by leveraging WestlawNext.

Top Ten Tips for Leveraging Cutting-Edge Legal Research Technology to Control Legal Costs and Drive Client Value

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Review: WestlawNext – legal research on the iPad

"The WestlawNext app is a brilliantly designed and incredibly useful app.…”

Survey Results: Westlaw/WestlawNext preferred over all other online legal research platforms

A study published in June, 2012 by the American Bar Association found significant preference for Westlaw/WestlawNext over all other research providers.

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