My name is Brittany Lopez. I'm a litigation associate at Reinhart.
I was very hesitant to switch to WestlawNext™ because I felt I had spent a lot of time learning classic Westlaw® and didn't want to spend the time learning while I'm doing research for clients.
I wish I would have tried WestlawNext sooner.
Hear what Brittany says about WestlawNext.
There's really not that much training you need to do, as WestlawNext is more intuitive than classic Westlaw. I felt that I knew where things were, even though I hadn't gone through a program tutorial. I was surprised how comfortable I felt.
All the document types show up in every search, so it helps remind me to look in statutes and in secondary sources.
If you're comfortable using a search engine, you're going to feel comfortable using WestlawNext.
Right away, I was able to use the foldering features to separate cases for different causes of action on a case. The folders helped keep me organized and also made it easier to pass information to the partners I'm working for.
As a new associate, it's really important to provide people with correct answers and to provide them quickly. Using WestlawNext is going to help me do both of those things throughout my career. This makes me more confident with the research that I can do for partners.
After one week of using WestlawNext, I really was more efficient.