This just in: West today unveiled a major redesign of its corporate Web site and online store, with the goal of making it easier to find and purchase legal information. The site has been given a new look and also a new organization. Users are invited to search for products and services according to the type of organization in which they work — solo and small firm, mid-sized and large firm, government and education, corporate and nonprofit, law schools and law students. Alternatively, users can shop by jurisdiction or practice area. According to today’s announcement, other features include:

  • More intuitive and user-friendly navigation, with enhanced global search capability that makes it easy for users to find information.
  • Comprehensive information on Westlaw and quick access to its collection of statutes, case law materials, public records and other legal resources.
  • A state-of-the-art online store with more robust searching, browsing and e-commerce support.
  • A comprehensive “About Us” background on the West business, including an extensive library of media materials, podcasts and other materials on key issues and trends in the legal and information marketplace.

The site provides access to more than 5,000 legal titles, the announcement said. It gets more than 200,000 visits a month.

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