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Likelihood to Recommend

Lexis Search Advantage

It is good for researching previous news stories on a subject and it can be helpful for tracking down people and their biographical information. If you're looking for academic studies on a subject, this is not the best place to go in my opinion. It is also not always current with addresses and phone numbers.
Martin Wisckol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

Westlaw is helpful for doing case research but is very expensive. For smaller firms or fast-growth firms, this makes it difficult to bring in people or have temporary assistance during peak times without spending a ton of money on licenses. The functionality of the product is extremely helpful but the pricing and contract terms are not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Lexis Search Advantage

  • Searching for news stories on a subject.
  • Tracking down people.
  • Tracking down previous residences of a person.
Martin Wisckol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

  • The headnotes allow me to quickly read through the key aspects of the case.
  • Keycites make for quick efficient searches.
  • The flagging system is great for making sure the case is still good law.
  • Ability to save highlighting and comments on cases makes for organized research.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lexis Search Advantage

  • Not all address location information is accurate or up to date.
  • The previous search function for news stories was easier to use than what was changed last year.
Martin Wisckol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

  • Some functions/features may seem less familiar if you are used to other platforms
  • Certain resources are not the very best (and are available on other engines)
  • Costly!
Raymond Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Lexis Search Advantage

Lexis Search Advantage 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's been several years since I called for help but when I did, Lexis was very helpful.
Martin Wisckol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

Thomson Reuters Westlaw 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not had to use the support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lexis Search Advantage

Lexis is much more refined in its results. I use it because it is a newsroom standard and it is what is provided by the company.
Martin Wisckol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

I picked WestLaw because they had better secondary sources for my immigration law practice. I've also used WestLaw a lot more over the years so I am more comfortable with the interface. Lexis is slightly cheaper but not meaningfully so. Again, lawyers are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to legal research platforms. The industry needs to be disrupted as both companies feel stuck in the early '00s
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lexis Search Advantage

  • No idea -- I don't deal with our finances.
Martin Wisckol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

  • expensive
  • has provided answers to key questions resulting in large verdicts
  • has provided access to information allowing one to expand their practice of law.
Steven Price | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Lexis Search Advantage

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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