Legal Research Webinars - New Dates Available Now

Legal Research Webinars – New Dates Available Now

Join us for an interactive live online legal research training session.  All training is complimentary and included as part of your subscription. All training is delivered by the Training Specialist Team via web conferencing or “WebEx”.  This method provides a quick, easy, efficient and convenient way to receive training. Simply select a course from the ...more

Great dissenters agree on value of Australian legal encyclopaedia

Great dissenters agree on value of Australian legal encyclopaedia

Two former High Court judges joined recent celebrations marking the 21st anniversary of publication of The Laws of Australia, Australia’s own legal encylopaedia. While on the bench, Justice Michael Kirby and Justice Dyson Heydon sat at opposite ends of the spectrum concerning judicial activism. They each independently earned the title of “great dissenter” to reflect ...more

FirstPoint Record Guide

FirstPoint Record Guide

  New Material added to the Help/Training & Support Pages for Westlaw AU! The FirstPoint Record Guide is a great addition to the existing Cases help material. This guide gives a simple breakdown of the FirstPoint record, including visual references to the main sections of the FirstPoint record and how they can help you in your research. ...more

Optimise the Online Insider - Alerting

Optimise the Online Insider – Alerting

If you want article alerts same day or if you want to narrow the focus of your alerting you can do so with the Online Insider. As a subscriber you will receive a monthly update of everything happening on the Online Insider via email. You may be receiving these emails already. If not click here to find out how ...more

Optimize Your Online Insider Experience - Categories, Tags & Saved Searches

Optimize Your Online Insider Experience – Categories, Tags & Saved Searches

Categories & Tags help you narrow information on the Online Insider down to just what you are looking for. The sites search box allows you to go directly to the articles that contain your search term, but if you prefer to browse through everything available in a certain subject area you can do this by using the ...more

Meet new Victorian Courts author Fiona Cameron and read about the work she has contributed to on the topic of pleadings

Meet new Victorian Courts author Fiona Cameron and read about the work she has contributed to on the topic of pleadings

We are excited to welcome new author Fiona Cameron to our Victorian Courts service! Fiona is a barrister at the Victorian Bar, practising primarily in commercial and administrative law. Prior to joining the Bar, Fiona was an associate at both the Victorian Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Australia, and was previously employed by Crawford ...more

Westlaw AU Tip - Searching for Plurals

Westlaw AU Tip – Searching for Plurals

When conducting a keyword search in Westlaw AU the system will  automatically retrieve the plural or irregular plural of a search term or terms. For example, if you enter the term damage you will also retrieve damages and if you enter the term goose you will also retrieve geese. You can turn off plurals for ...more

Legal Technical Support – Email Outage

Thomson Reuters Legal technical support (TechCare.ANZ@thomsonreuters.com) has recently experienced an incoming email outage: From: 9pm AEST Wednesday 22 July 2015 To: 6pm AEST Thursday July 23 2015 While the root cause has been determined, and the delivery issue resolved, we had initially hoped to retrieve emails sent to us during this period. Unfortunately, the nature of ...more

Westlaw AU – Federal Court Reports – subset of missing full-text online law reports and PDFs (RESOLVED)

  Thomson Reuters is in the process of updating its case law metadata to enable easier searching for Full Court decisions in a number of jurisdictions. We commenced this process on the Westlaw production platform late last week. Unfortunately, the process has taken longer than anticipated and has had an impact on the availability of ...more

New Evidence classification scheme now live on FirstPoint

New Evidence classification scheme now live on FirstPoint

We are very pleased to announce that a new classification scheme for Evidence is now available on FirstPoint on Westlaw AU. The new classification scheme is a result of a comprehensive reissue of the Australian Digest Evidence title undertaken by Senior Legal Editor Sarah-Jane Greenaway BA LLB. During the reissue process, Sarah-Jane reviewed thousands of ...more