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 from the new home page, access folders, and more
· Included in your subscription

What's New

Version 5.3.0

Access to Table of Contents within Statutes and Regulations documents
Additional Search Filters for Intellectual Property and other specialty content
Additional KeyCite and Related Information features:
· Table of Authorities
· Notes of Decisions
· Context and Analysis
· History for Statutes and Regulations
Fixed bug relating to search results not scrolling or sorting
Additional bug fixes and enhancements

Access to Table of Contents within Statutes and Regulations documents
Table of Authorities
Additional bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5

24 Ratings

24 Ratings

What happened?


This app was usable when I needed to quickly reference something. It hasn’t been great for research at any point, but at least it was readable. Now, after the latest round of updates following iOS 11.1.1, the graphics and text are all way to big. Either this app doesn’t support dynamic text, or the developers adapted it for iPhone X, and didn’t care about the users with other versions of iPhones. Please fix this. Your app looks terrible.

*UPDATE* The graphics issue was resolved in a recent update. Thank you.

Wish it had all the same features as website


The app is great for pulling up cases, however it could be better for law enforcement if certain others areas could also be utilized such as public records searches in the app.

Having basic issues with navigation


I will filter for jurisdiction and the app will simply forget the filter in future searches. The app is less intuitive than the website when the opposite should be true if it was designed well. Westlaw is an extremely expensive program for the technology backing it to be so lousy.


Thomson Reuters
43.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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