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Unrivaled legal research

Introducing Westlaw Precision

The fastest way to find what you need

Discover a more efficient way to conduct research and find on-point cases with Westlaw Precision. Powerful, new capabilities deliver the most precise way to research, expanded KeyCite functionality, and optimized workflow tools.  

Powered by trusted content, exclusive editorial enhancements and cutting-edge technology, Westlaw Precision allows you to conduct research faster without sacrificing confidence in your results.

See how the latest evolution in legal research can elevate your research. 

Advanced legal research

Westlaw Edge

Westlaw Edge includes all the latest advancements in legal technology plus the essential features you’ve come to know and trust.

Get access to AI-powered tools like intelligent document analysis, a powerful legal search engine, and integrated litigation analytics that can help you expedite legal research tasks that were once incredibly complex and time consuming.

Find the Westlaw plan that meets the needs of your organization.

Learn about Westlaw Edge plans for law firms, companies, and government agencies

Leverage an intelligent legal research service.

Complete your research more efficiently with this AI-powered legal research service.

Access fast, accurate, and first-of-its-kind tools with this advanced legal research service.

Access fast, accurate, and first-of-its-kind tools with this advanced legal research service.

Online legal research

Westlaw Classic

Trusted by generations of legal professionals, Westlaw Classic offers comprehensive content and essential features that enable effective, accurate research.

Find accurate answers fast with proprietary editorial enhancements, including Headnotes, Notes of Decision, and the Key Number system.

See which Westlaw Classic plan is best suited for your organization.

Discover Westlaw Classic plans that fit the needs of your organization

Get the plan you need for fast, effective legal research.

Get the right tools to fit your firm’s unique needs to research confidently and quickly.

Stay current on matters important to the business with essential features for fast and effective legal research.

Compare Westlaw capabilities

Westlaw Precision Westlaw Edge Westlaw Classic
Precision Research Find legally and factually similar cases faster and more effectively than ever before. Yes No No
KeyCite Cited With View related cases that have a pattern of being cited together even if neither cites the other. Yes No No
KeyCite Overruled in Part Quickly identify the specific point of law in a case that has been invalidated. Yes No No
Outline Builder Drag and drop citations and text snippets into a customizable outline while you research. Yes No No
Graphical View of History Displays a graphical visualization of your research history. Yes No No
Keep List/Hide Details Save potentially useful cases and hide cases you don’t want to inadvertently re-review. Yes No No
Quick Check Find highly relevant authority that traditional research may have missed. Yes Yes No
Litigation Analytics Get data-driven insights on judges, courts, attorneys, law firms, and case types. Yes Yes No
KeyCite Overruling Risk Cautions you when a point of law has been implicitly undermined. Yes Yes No
WestSearch Plus Offers predictive research suggestions to deliver the most relevant information for your legal issue. Yes Yes No
Statutes Compare and Regulations Compare See how any two statutes or regulations have changed over time. Yes Yes No
Authoritative Content Rely on premier content such as primary law, secondary sources, litigation materials, and public records. Yes Yes Yes
Editorial Enhancements Leverage proprietary enhancements like the Key Number System, KeyCite, Headnotes, and Notes of Decisions. Yes Yes Yes