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Training tips and tricks

Explore quick training tips for Westlaw Edge to help you become a more efficient researcher, and make the most out of your Westlaw Edge subscription. Check back often as we’ll be adding new tips each month.

  • You can now save searches on Westlaw Edge, preventing you from having to reenter searches that you may run on a weekly/daily basis. If you are rerunning searches regularly, this feature will help you save time from digging through your search history to rerun the search.

    To save a search you recently ran, click on the drop down menu in the search bar.

    Once you have opened the drop down menu exposing your recent searches, click on the star next to the search query that you want to save. The search will then be saved in saved searches. You can save up to ten (10) searches.

    To access saved searches at a later time. Click on the drop down menu in the global search bar again and click on your saved search under “Save Searches” to run it. It’s that easy!

  • You can now get superior predictive research suggestions as you start typing your legal query in the global search bar on Westlaw Edge. If you are looking for the most responsive text for your question, this feature will provide you with answers to thousands of types of legal questions, as well as information on legal topics you may not have even considered.

    To use WestSearch Plus, enter your search query into the global search bar. As you type, related suggestions will appear below your query.

    Once the predictive text appears, you can click a suggestion to see the most relevant text, along with links to relevant cases at the top of the results list. To see more snippets relevant to your search query, click Show More

    To access the exact headnote for a point of law within the document, click the relevant text.

    Exact headnote.

  • With the new KeyCite Overruling Risk warning you can truly trust that you are relying on good law. Only KeyCite Overruling Risk on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge cautions you that a point of law in your case has been implicitly undermined based on its reliance on an overruled or otherwise invalid prior decision.

    Utilizing state of the art AI technology the KeyCite Overruling Risk automatically evaluates the risk that a case cites an implicitly overruled case. Now with Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge you get the KeyCite information for explicit and implicit impacts to your case, saving you time from manually reviewing each and every individual citation.

    Your clients rely on you to have the most up to date and accurate law at your disposal – now with KeyCite Overruling risk, that is easier than ever before.

  • With Westlaw Edge’s KeyCite Overruling Risk, you can now get a warning to indicate that a document may be implicitly overruled based on its reliance on an overruled or otherwise invalid prior decision. If you are looking to be more confident in your research with keen insight into how the current state of law may implicitly and implicitly impact your case, this feature can provide that reassurance.

    To use KeyCite Overruling Risk, look for the new Overruling Risk warning icon directly from your case search results list.

    OR you can look for the KeyCite Overruling Risk warning icon from atop the document and from the Negative Treatment Tab. 

    From the Negative Treatment tab, a new Overruling Risk section has been added, where you can see the links to cases that have implicitly and negatively impacted the case you are researching.