West Legal Edcenter Honored

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 00:00

West LegalEdcenterrecently was voted the favorite online CLE provider in the 2005 TechnoLawyer @ Awards for the third consecutive year. West is a subsidiary of the Thomson Corporation.

The TechnoLawyer @ Awards recognize customer loyalty and market-leading legal products as voted on by TechnoLawyer members. Categories include favorite blog, products, services and web sites, as well as TechnoLawyer of the year, Favorite TechnoLawyer Contributor and Legal Technology Consultant of the Year. TechnoLawyer is a legal technology and practice management resource that provides free email newsletters.

West LegalEdcenter provides both live webcast and archived on-demand programs. More than 90 local, state and national authorized content partners provide more than 15,000 hours of CLE to West LegalEdcenter. Authorized partners include the Practising Law Institute, The American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA), the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bankruptcy Institute, Continuing Education of the Bar-CA, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Thomson West recently announced the launch of Westlaw 50 State Surveysª, a new feature that makes it possible for practitioners to make state-by-state comparisons of statutes covering specific topics across all 50 states.

In addition, a 50 State Surveys link is displayed on the linkstab of a statute if a Westlaw Survey cites the statute. Surveys are available for topical areas, such as insurance, civil and criminal laws, education, employment, financial services, healthcare and utilities. Westlaw 50 State Surveys also provides a quick summary analysis that explains the key differences and commonalities among the statutes.

The Thomson Corporation has announced that it has acquired Global Securities Information, Inc. (GSI), a leading provider of online securities and securities-related information and research services. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

A leader in the securities information sector, GSI has been helping legal and financial firms fulfill their most demanding research requirements for over 15 years. GSI's flagship product, LIVEDGAR, combines proprietary content, award-winning search technology and domain expertise to enable legal and financial professionals to conduct online securities research and obtain source documents in a single step.

GSI will become part of Thomson West. GSI operations and senior management, including President Richard Harrison, Chief Executive Officer Phillip Brown and Chief Technology Officer Nick Keenan, will join Thomson West.

The acquisition will enable Westto satisfy the currently unmet needsof transactional attorneys involvedin work such as mergers and acquisitions, real estate and securities transactions.