What makes the legal research system you use the best for practicing law? Which legal research software have you used that you think others should avoid? Share your opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of the legal research tools you have tried by posting a user review. The following list is a directory of the legal research tools that are available for review by our readers. Click on "Write your own review" under each of the following links to share your opinion with other lawyers.
LexisNexis - The Lexis Legal Research System
LexisNexis is one of the two biggest players in the legal research market (the other being Westlaw). They offer a vast research library, but they also charge high fees to access it. Are they worth the money? To learn what our readers think about the LexisNexis legal research system, or to write a review of your own, click here: Write your own review.
Many lawyers have free (sort of) access to Casemaker as part of their state bar association memberships. Some attorneys use Casemaker exclusively for their legal research, while others still pay extra to subscribe to other services. Is Casemaker all you really need, or does it have problems that would make you want additional legal research tools? To read what our readers think about the Casemaker legal research system, or to write your own user review, click here: Write your own review.
Fastcase calls itself the smarter alternative to legal research, and they offer highly competitive pricing for their service. But does their low pricing mean that their product is not as good as some of the others? Or are they delivering a good system at a fair price? Read what our readers think about the Fastcase legal research system, or write your own review of Fastcase, by clicking here: Write your own review.
TheLaw.net aggressively markets their product, but do they live up to the hype? Is their system as great as they claim? Read what our readers think about their experience with TheLaw.net, or write your own review of TheLaw.net's legal research system, by clicking here: Write your own review.
Loislaw offers a variety of inexpensive subscription plans as an alternative to the costly systems such as Westlaw and Lexis. Is Loislaw a good value for the price they charge, or does their system have weaknesses that make it less competitive? How do they stack up against other systems? To see what our readers think about Loislaw, or to write your own review, click here: Write your own review.
VersusLaw is one of the lowest priced legal research tools on the market, and even greater discounts are available through membership in certain practice groups. But how does the VersusLaw service compare to other systems? Can a discount VersusLaw plan take care of all of your legal research needs? Take a look at what our readers think about the Versuslaw legal research system, or write your own review, by clicking here: Write your own review.
Google Scholar is a free legal research tool that is rapidly becoming popular with lawyers. Their system is fast and their database is steadily growing, but can their free legal research system compete with the fee-based systems? Or will Google Scholar force the high-priced legal research companies to change their billing practices? To see your About.com Guide's review of Google Scholar, read Guide Review of Google Scholar as a Legal Research Tool. To see what our readers think about Google Scholar, or to write your own review, click here: Write your own review.
Westlaw is one of the two biggest legal research companies (with LexisNexis being the other), offering a large legal research database to lawyers. Their products are comprehensive and thorough, but are they worth the price you have to pay to get them? To learn what our readers think about Thompson West and the Westlaw legal research system, or to write a review of your own, click here: Write your own review.
This is only a partial list of the ways lawyers and other people access legal research products. Is there a product you would like to review that you do not see on our list? If so, you can provide a review of it here. If enough people demonstrate an interest in the product, we may create a page for it like we have done for the other services listed above. See Who Did We Leave Out? Alternative Legal Research Methods to see what other services lawyers have recommended, or to make a recommendation of your own.