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Quick Research Tip: Introducing Westlaw Today

by Julie Tedjeske on 2020-09-22T10:01:00-04:00 in News | Comments


Westlaw Today is a new legal news service from Westlaw. It provides legal news stories from a variety of sources, including Reuters, The Hill, CQ Roll Call, Practical Law, and JD Supra. There are also news stories that are written specifically for Westlaw Today, along with more in-depth attorney analysis pieces.

You can find Westlaw Today by clicking on the arrow next to the Westlaw Edge logo when you are logged in to Westlaw. The default view for Westlaw Today displays the top news stories for the day. That view can be changed to show the top stories for a certain practice area.

Users can subscribe to a variety of different subject-oriented daily email news feeds. You can also get email alerts on a particular company. In addition, you can also subscribe to breaking news email alerts and the Daily Docket. The Daily Docket provides information on recent opinions, decisions, and arguments as well as information about law firms and general legal news and analysis pieces.

Practice Areas Covered by Westlaw Today

Appellate Energy Legal Innovation
Bankruptcy Environment Litigation
Capital Markets Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Mergers & Acquisitions
Civil Rights Finance & Banking On the Move
Class Actions & Multi-District Litigation Health Law Products Liability
Corporate Counsel Health Law Public Policy
Corporate Governance Immigration Securities Enforcement & Litigation
COVID-19 Insurance Law Tax
Data Privacy Intellectual Property Voting Rights & Elections
Employment Legal Industry White Collar Crime

Instructions for Westlaw Today


A. Sign in to Westlaw Today.


Westlaw Today Login Screen Capture



B. Notice the following: (1) top stories of the day are provided in the default view; (2) you can change the feed to display stories relating to a particular practice area; and (3) you can sign up for practice-area specific email alerts.


Westlaw Today Screen Capture

C.  Please see the following:  (1)  You can sign up for one or more topical email alerts, and those alerts can be combined into a single email.  (2)  You can also set up an alert for information regarding a specific company.  (3) In addition, the Daily Docket and breaking news are also available. (4) Finally, you can unsubscribe to all or part of your selections. 

Westlaw Today Email Newsletter Screen Shot


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