Westlaw Introduces New Government Affairs Interface

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 01:00

Professionals involved in government affairs need to be one step ahead of the changing laws and regulations that can affect the organizations they represent. To ensure these professionals have access to the most current and authoritative information, Thomson West recently introduced a customized Government Affairs interface on Westlaw, the company's legal online research service.

Government affairs specialists, corporate counsel, compliance officers and lobbyists in associations, law firms and corporations are among the many professionals who need to stay current on pending legislation and regulations. Thomson West organized the new Westlaw content specifically around their workflow.

Thomson West recently announced Westlaw Practitioner packages for business, real estate and family practitioners.

Westlaw Practitioner stems from extensive customer feedback and Thomson West's study of legal professionals' information and practice needs. These new suites provide legal professionals with better insights and more value by best supporting the workflow of practitioners who practice in specialized fields.

Westlaw Practitioner assembles the information and task-based applications practitioners use most in a convenient, customizable Westlaw interface. Westlaw Practitioner packages include topical information resources such as analytical materials, statutes, case law, checklists, forms, public records and court rules, as well as financial calculators and other applications.

With the recent passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, sweeping changes have occurred in the bankruptcy laws of the United States. For this reasons, Thomson West has created two substantive resources for practitioners: immediate access to the complete legislation text on Westlaw and a softcover book with commentary on the changes, 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Legislation With Analysis, which was released last month.

The book features several key components to help practitioners navigate the changed laws. The book contains a topical examination and analysis of the legislation along with red-lined treatment of the new and significantly amended bankruptcy code sections.