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WVCLE: Legal Research in 2020: An update on research tools and strategies for litigation

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Legal research in 2020: An update on research tools and strategies for litigation

  1. New tools and features
    1. Westlaw Edge

i. New Litigation and Precedent Analytics

ii. Quick Check tool

iii. Statutes and regulations compare

iv. Drafting assistant

  1. Lexis Advance

i. Ravel View for case searching

ii. Search term maps

iii. Legal Analytics tools

iv. Brief Check

  1. Bloomberg Law

i. The Litigation Intelligence Center

  1. Fastcase 

i. New caselaw search alerts

ii. Interactive timeline 

  1. Free sources for legal information.  
    1. A survey of reliable and authoritative sources for legal information on the web. 
    2. Tools for evaluating web sources
    3. Search strategies that combine access to information with free sources and the search tools of subscription platforms.
  2. Law Library update 
    1. Reference services for West Virginia attorneys
    2. Document delivery
    3. Resources in the library