Although I’ve written quite a bit on this blog about WestlawNext, Thomson Reuters is far from the only legal research provider in town. In fact, there are now a number of free, low cost and premium subscription options to choose from.
To help you choose the right legal research tool for your firm, I’ve written Choosing the Right Legal Research Tool for Your Law Firm, which has just been published as an eBook by MyCase. You can download it for free at the MyCase website. In the eBook, you’ll find:
- a discussion of the important features of all of the major legal research tools
- a chart comparing the primary law coverage of the free and low-cost legal research tools
- analysis of the pros and cons of going with a premium legal research subscription
- information about free databases and treatises to supplement your primary research tool
(You can skip the section of the e-book discussing Loislaw: as the eBook went to print, Fastcase announced its acquisition of that provider).
My chapter about legal research tools is the latest installment of MyCase’s Pocket Guide to Launching Your Law Firm. The first two chapters are Launching a Law Firm: The Necessities by Stacey Burke and The Ins And Outs Of Buying A Law Practice by Roy Ginsburg.