On August 31st, Westlaw Classic will be permanently retired in favor of the new(ish), updated and streamlined interface of WestlawNext. Thomson Reuters made it official last September, but the retirement of Westlaw Classic had long been expected once they started to offer WestlawNext to law firms, schools and libraries while gradually phasing access to Classic out.
Here at Jenkins we have three computers on site with WestlawNext access from which our members and daily users can search case law, statutes, law reviews, forms and more. If you’re uncertain about making the change, need a crash course or just a refresher, be sure to attend our one credit CLE class Introducing WestlawNext (members attend for free).
And if you’re interested in taking a walk down memory lane or are simply depressed about the change and need some perspective, check out this Westlaw retrospective* from the December 2014 issue of the AALL Spectrum (you must be logged in to Jenkins member databases to view the article).
As always, if you have any questions about WestlawNext access at Jenkins, please call the research department at 215.574.1505, email firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us.
*Volume 19, Issue 3, AALL Spectrum, Page 27 (2014 - 2015)