Westlaw® is a proprietary computerized legal research system. It provides quick, easy access to West's vast collection of statutes, case law materials, public records, and other legal resources, along with current news articles and business information. It includes timesaving features such as the West Key Number System®, West topic numbers, synopses, headnotes and notes of decisions. It offers a variety of methods for users to locate the information they need, which include:
*The West Key Number System -the West master classification system of
U.S. law, regarded as a cornerstone of effective legal research. The West
Key Number System is the only recognized legal taxonomy.
* KeyCite® is West's citation research service on Westlaw. With KeyCite, users can verify whether a case or statute is good law and find citing references to support and strengthen a legal argument.