January 13, 2015
Administrative Office of the US Courts Selects Thomson Reuters Legal Research Solutions
EAGAN, Minn. – Thomson Reuters today announced that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) has awarded a new multi-year contract to Thomson Reuters to provide legal research solutions to the federal judiciary, building on a relationship that spans more than 30 years. WestlawNext® will give legal professionals in the federal judiciary access to the industry-leading legal research solution to explore and analyze matters before the bench and serve as a primary source of online legal, business news and public records information.
“Thomson Reuters is honored to continue our longstanding relationship with the federal judiciary, providing the legal research tools and services vital to serving their constitutional mission to provide equal justice under law,” said Susan Taylor Martin, president of the global Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “We are committed to providing our customers with unrivaled legal solutions that integrate content, expertise and technologies, and it’s especially gratifying to do so when that customer is a global standard-bearer for the rule of law.”
The authoritative content and productivity tools from WestlawNext for primary law and exclusive secondary law titles ensure current, accurate information to support research needs, providing context and insight into specific legal issues for the federal judiciary. Additional features such as Statutes Plus, BriefTools, Custom Digest, and Custom Pages enable users to organize their content and research tools, access expert analysis, and stay abreast of current events and legal developments.
WestlawNext will continue to streamline the federal judiciary’s legal workflow thanks to the most comprehensive collection of state and federal case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, and administrative materials. Bar-admitted attorney editors analyze, categorize, and summarize the law to help ensure information is not only accurate but also easy to find and interpret through tools such as the West Key Number System® and KeyCite®.
Serving as the central support entity for the Judicial Branch, the AO provides a broad range of services to the federal courts, including its judges and more than 32,000 employees. The selection of WestlawNext through the procurement process underscores the longstanding collaboration between the AO and Thomson Reuters in serving the information and infrastructure needs of the federal judiciary.
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