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TR Products Win in National Law Journal Survey

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By Mark Wilson, Esq. on April 13, 2015 1:57 PM

Big Orange is the winner! Earlier this month, The National Law Journal published its fourth annual readers' best of rankings. Westlaw, one of our sister companies under the Thomson Reuters umbrella, took home the top "Legal Research Provider" designation, while FindLaw earned honors for "social media consultancy for law firms."

That's not all, though: Several products in the TR family also won awards.

Tops in Legal Research and Management

Specifically, WestlawNext won the top spot in the "Online Legal Research Provider" category. WestlawNext, unlike Westlaw Classic, provides a more Google-like interface. Users don't have to pre-select databases like they did before, which could be a hassle sometimes, especially if you weren't sure which database you should be looking in. If you'd rather do your legal research on the go, then you're in luck: WestlawNext's iPad application won the award for "Legal Research iPad Application," as well.

And if you haven't already embraced the ease of WestlawNext, then you'd better start soon. Westlaw will officially retire "Old Blue" on August 31, 2015.

Case Notebook also took home the prize for "Best Case Management Software." Sure, you could use a paper binder to organize all your notes, exhibits, transcripts, and research. Or, you could do it all electronically with Case Notebook, which not only keeps the office free of more clutter, but lets you collaborate on cases with other lawyers in the firm.

ProLaw was also recognized as the number one "Docketing Solution." As we've said before, case management is critical, especially for solos and small firms who don't have a whole lot of support staff to do that form them. If Case Notebook organizes your substantive cases, then ProLaw is your meta-tool for case logistics.

We'll Also Help You Tweet

Our very own FindLaw also topped the list for "Social Media Consultancy for Law Firms." Apparently a lot of you out there are hearing our cries that a firm needs some social media presence, and it also needs a smart social media presence. (Not every lawyer should be blogging or posting to Facebook about all things, all the time.)

The big lesson from the National Law Journal rankings is that everything is becoming much more electronic, whether it's legal research (which has been that way for a while) to case organization (not as much so). The fine folks at Thomson Reuters have got your back when it comes to a smorgasbord of legal solutions.

Disclosure: In case you hadn't already figured it out, Westlaw Classic, WestlawNext, FindLaw, Case Notebook, and ProLaw are all owned by Thomson Reuters.

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