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SHARE RESEARCH MORE EFFICIENTLY
WITH WESTLAW NEXT

Tap into research across departments and organizational boundaries like never before.

Folder sharing gives everyone on your team — clients, workgroups, and co-counsel — a way to leverage prior and ongoing research projects.

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SAVE TIME, SPACE, AND MONEY
  • No more reinventing the wheel when it comes to legal research; start new projects by reviewing prepopulated folders created by your research team
  • Quickly expand on saved research by linking directly to related documents
  • Use secure WestlawNext technology to save shelf and server space
  • Reduce costs — everyone within the organization can access each document in WestlawNext folders free for one year after the initial document view
STAY UP TO DATE
  • Real-time updating gives team members instant access to shared documents from any computer
  • Newly added research is clearly marked so you know when and what your team members have contributed
Folder Sharing Brochure
FOLDER SHARING BROCHURE
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GET STARTED

Research collaboration is built into the existing WestlawNext Folders feature, so it's easy to get started. Just select the folder you want to share and choose Share from the Options menu. You can also click the Share icon.

 
ADD PEOPLE & GROUPS

Type in the names of people and groups you want to share with, or select them from your Contacts list. To share with external team members, type in their email addresses.

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Choose Roles
CHOOSE ROLES

It's easy to specify the level of shared access for selected people and groups.

Reviewers can view documents and snippets of text but cannot add their own.

Contributors can view research others have added. They can also add and remove their own research, including subfolders.

Owners automatically have full access to all folder sharing actions. You can add or remove people, groups, subfolders, documents, and snippets of text. You can also choose to end sharing of a folder.

 
INVITE OUTSIDE CONTRIBUTORS

People outside your organization are notified via email that you would like to share folders on WestlawNext. They remain in the pending state until they accept your invitation and you confirm.

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Manage Your Folders
MANAGE YOUR FOLDERS

Folders you share will show up in the My Folders part of your folder tree. Manage these folders, and others' access to them, by clicking on the Options menu, then Folder Sharing. You can also click the People/Groups link next to the folder name.

When others share their folders with you, they will show up in the new Shared With Me part of the folder tree.

 
KEEP RESEARCH CURRENT

When "new" research is added to a shared folder, it is instantly viewable by everyone sharing that folder.

A 'New' icon alerts you to the most recently added research. The "Added By" column lets you know which team member shared the document or snippet.

KeyCite flags always indicate the current state of the law, allowing you to monitor the status of documents in your shared folders.

Keep Research Current
 

If you have questions about Folder Sharing, contact your representative at 1-800-328-0109.



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