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Tap into the world’s most advanced legal research service wherever you go! The Westlaw app – available for iPad and iPhone – is the most awarded legal research app as voted by industry professionals and recognized by the National Law Journal, The Recorder, The Best of the Midwest, and more. Access Westlaw features such as WestSearch, Keycite, Folders, History, Notes, and Highlighting, which have all been redesigned for both the iPad and iPhone.

“The Westlaw app is very well-designed and easy to use, making it simple to get legal research done when you are in court or otherwise out of the office. In fact, the app is so nice that I will often use it even when I am in my office, doing my legal research on the iPad while my brief is open on my computer.” – Jeff Richardson, iPhone J.D. in ABA Journal
In addition to the functionality that you've come to expect from Thomson Reuters Westlaw, our iPhone app provides a new focus on Current Awareness, optimized with Westlaw Alerts and optional notifications. With this exciting new feature, you can track and receive updates from companies, practice areas, and dockets, as well as having the ability to customize a News view to be of specific interest to you. Please note that a Thomson Reuters Westlaw account is required to access this app.


Expand your research with features and functionality available for the iPad.
· Run searches with WestSearch and filter the results
· Access KeyCite information, research history, favorites, and frequently used content
· Add notes and highlighting to documents
· Organize your research with folders
· Share your research with folders
· Save, annotate, and view documents online and offline
· Customize your push notifications
· Included in your subscription

Stay current with the new Westlaw iPhone app.
· Get customized current awareness updates and news for your practice area
· Track and follow companies with up-to-date news and docket updates
· Receive your Westlaw Alerts within the app
· Plus, all the functionality to run searches, access folders, and more
· Included in your subscription

What's New in Version 4.2.2

- Added Military Jurisdiction
- General enhancements and bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Highlighting?? Related Documents?

4 years ago I wrote a review complaining that the highlight function was not working. Now, however, highlighting seems to be eliminated altogether. What gives? I want this function.

Also, for the huge amount of money I pay for "Related Documents," I expect them to come up in the app. But, no, I can't access them. Big disappointment. That means I can only use the app for light research - and not to access everything I pay for. Disappointing.

Third, I'd like to change the screen that welcomes me when I open the app. The "alerts" screen is pointless to me. I'd rather see favorite resources, like on the web interface dashboard, or anything else.

Overall, having the platform on my phone is awesome. If I wake up in the middle of the night lying in bed, if I'm in the hallway at the courthouse, or if I'm a passenger in a car, I don't have access to a full computer and I like the ability to research on my phone. But, for the money I pay a month, I expect premium service from an app like this and I have high standards. Westlaw is supposed to be the Ritz Carlton of legal research. If I wanted less capability, I'd go with Fast Case. Hence the 3-star review. Hope someone who can make changes reads this.

A Great App Until Recently

This used to be a great app. Fantastic!

But recently, the secondary sources no longer work. More specifically, you cannot get into the Table of Contents for AmJur or CJS. Also, the Table of Contents for Tiffany on Real Property is not fully displayed on the iPad. I have also had trouble with the Restatements. I have told Westlaw about this, and nothing happens. Maybe if this review is published, Westlaw will get to work on this. I used to use this app all the time. Now, I just use Westlaw Next instead of the app. Too bad.

Is anyone at Westlaw listening?

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.2.2
  • Size: 26.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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