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A Pair of Lawyers, One from Oklahoma and One from New York, Sue West and LexisNexis for Reproducing Their Court Filings
In one of my favorite TV shows, West Wing, the president of the United States would say “What’s next?” when it was time to move along to the next topic on the agenda. What makes me think of this is the debut of Westlaw’s new and very intriguing product, WestlawNext.
WestlawNext, years in the making, is designed to make Westlaw searching more “Google-like.” Stanford Law School is one of the very first law schools to adopt WestlawNext, so please give it a try. The 42 students in our advanced legal research class had a sneak peek last spring with great enthusiasm (and it’s one reason why we are an early adopter).
Of course whenever one of the big computer assisted legal research giants does something innovative, the other is quick to follow.
I highly recommend that you all download the new application LexisNexis has for its Lexis for Microsoft Office tool (at the time of this writing, it was only available for Windows/PC machines, but software for Apple computers is coming soon).
Lexis for Microsoft Office allows you to do many things with great simplicity, such as providing direct links to full text of cases, statutes, regulations cited in any Microsoft Word document — without having to deal with any search retrieval steps, just click on the link! Lexis for Microsoft Office has many other very useful features, so I encourage you to not only download the application but also attend training sessions that our Lexis representative Jessica Bride will be conducting this fall. For more information please visit here.
Jessica’s contact info is: 415-601-9204; Jessica.Bride@lexisnexis.com.
The LexisNexis ASPIRE (Associates Serving Public Interests Research) program provides free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s Citation Service, and Matthew Bender treatises.
All Spring 2010 graduates and rising 2Ls and 3Ls who pursue verifiable public interest work, including:
- Deferred fall associates pursuing public interest
- 2010 graduates pursuing public interest work while searching for employment
- 2010 graduates who pursue public interest work as a continuing profession
Students must work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization.
- Government work
- Work for a law firm
- Solo Practice
- Pro bono work that is not non-profit or charitable in nature
To apply (and for complete details), go to:
Also, Westlaw also has a program for current law students who want to extend their law school password into the summer because of:
- Summer law school classes
- Law review or law journal work
- Project for a professor
- Moot court
- Unpaid, nonprofit public interest internship/
externship pro bono work required for graduation
Graduating law students may extend their Westlaw password into the July Bar exam study period.
For details and registration, visit the following Westlaw site.