June 24, 2020

Thomson Reuters Adds O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms to WestlawNext Canada

Additional industry-leading content, resources will be incorporated in the future

TORONTO, June 24, 2020 Thomson Reuters announced the addition of O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms, which has been relied upon by legal professionals for its comprehensive collection of customizable forms and precedents for more than 125 years, to WestlawNext Canada.

Now, customers can apply the enhanced functionality of Canada’s premier legal research service to search O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms. With this integration, the content customers value will continue, but with the numerous advantages WestlawNext Canada provides, including a robust user interface, powerful search capabilities, KeyCite, the ability to add notes and highlights to research, folders to hold and share vital information, and more.

“Customers have been asking for this integration and we have delivered,” said Maria Cooley, general manager, Thomson Reuters Canada. “We recognize that these are challenging times for our customers, and we want to ensure we are delivering on our promise to make it as easy as possible for them to serve their clients by allowing access to the resources and content they need anywhere, anytime.”

With Canada’s largest collection of forms and precedents, users can choose from thousands of documents drafted by experts in nine key areas, including:

  • Commercial and General
  • Corporations
  • Leases
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Ontario – Family Law
  • Labour Relations and Employment
  • Ontario – Court Forms
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Computers and Information Technology

Director of Westlaw Product Development Mary Acimovic noted the importance of this strategic direction for WestlawNext Canada and its users. “We are investing in the consolidation of our content onto strategic platforms in order to focus our resources on content depth, breadth and currency, and later this year, we will begin integration of our eLooseleafs on WestlawNext Canada with our Corporate and Commercial bundle as well. This approach will allow users to take advantage of the latest technology, improved user interfaces, advanced tools and features through these platforms.”

Learn more about the integration and benefits of O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms on WestlawNext Canada in this overview video.

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Denise Lam