Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Requires Use of Loislaw before LexisNexis and Westlaw

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, a full-service, national law firm of approximately 700 attorneys with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, DC, has issued legal research guidelines that calls for using Loislaw before turning to LexisNexis and Westlaw.

Hat tip to today’s Law Librarian Blog, in turn acknowledging Legal Writing Prof Blog.

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  1. To clarify, as noted in Law Librarian Blog, in issuing its recent legal research guidelines Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell stated in a memo that:

    [Loislaw] is not viewed as a substitute for Lexis or Westlaw, but as a tool to be used [for familiarity] with precedent related to new cases or issues or simply to find cases, statutes or regulations. [It is then possible to] continue … research on Lexis or Westlaw allowing [for completion] in substantially less time and [at] a lower cost to [the] client and/or the Firm.

    The firm’s general guidelines are:

    * All non-billable legal research involving case law, statutes or regulations at both the state and federal level should first be performed using Loislaw.

    * Loislaw should also be used for billable research where appropriate, resulting in a much lower cost to the client.

    * If additional research is required on Lexis or Westlaw that research must be billed to a client/matter.

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