Friday, August 28, 2009

Latest Westlaw v. Librarian Tempest

Here's the latest spat between Westlaw and the Law Librarian community. ATL has posted an article about the Westlaw advertisement sent to thousands of lawyers.

In what must be the most bone-headed decision since the Dred Scott case Westlaw decides that attorneys who consult their firm librarians are wasting their time. Everyone knows that West delivers everything you need to do legal research right to your desktop. Right? They don't mention the material available only on Lexis. They don't mention all of the free online research resources. Oh, and why did we buy all those books for the law firm library?

Considering yesterday's post you might be right in thinking that Westlaw is getting a little desperate.

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