The three leading legal research vendors – Bloomberg, LexisNexis, and Thomson Reuters (Westlaw) – each offer free online guidance and resources to help law students and new graduates use their products in the legal workplace.
These resources are current for summer 2022 and may be helpful as a complement to on-the-job training or as a refresher on platform-specific research tools and tactics. Consider sending the links below to your students, associates, or interns for their preparation and reference this summer.
- Bloomberg Law – Tools for Summer Associate Success. Navigate at your own pace through a presentation of Bloomberg Law’s tools and tips for students working in litigation, transactional, and business intelligence assignments. Includes links to resources within Bloomberg Law and advice on career development, work management, and communication. The content is also downloadable as a single PDF.
- LexisNexis – Summer Associate Survival Guide and Tips. This landing page presents links to Resource Kits, Practical Guidance Videos, and Practice Centers (Lexis+ login required) for 18 popular practice areas, as well as free Summer Associate Survival Guide and Survival Glossary PDFs, authored by attorneys at leading firms.
- Thomson Reuters – Prepare to Practice for Summer Associates & Legal Interns. A collection of brief instructional videos and PDF guides on using Westlaw Edge and Practical Law for tasks commonly encountered over the summer. An overview is available in PDF, as are links to Prepare to Practice Certification and Foundations of Legal Research Certification (login required) and a Tools of the Trade Webinar Series held throughout the summer.