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Thomson Reuters Adds CQ Roll Call Washington Briefings to WestlawNext
Thomson Reuters and CQ Roll Call will join forces to provide WestlawNext customers exclusive coverage of securities, banking, and energy policy developments in the federal regulatory agencies and Congress. The product, Washington Briefings, will cover three legal practice areas—securities, banking, and energy. CQ Roll Call Washington Securities Briefing, Washington Banking Briefing, and Washington Energy Briefing will appear in Practitioner Insights—new practice area-specific pages on WestlawNext—later in the first quarter.
The alliance between Thomson Reuters and CQ Roll Call will provide WestlawNext customers exclusive current awareness content and analysis from the CQ Roll Call newsroom in Washington, D.C., leveraging CQ Roll Call’s expertise in legislative and regulatory policy reporting. Regulatory content will focus on activity involving federal agencies in each practice area, providing news and analysis on proposed and enacted regulations, trends, and other developments. On the legislative side, CQ Roll Call will provide Thomson Reuters with news and analysis of legislative proposals and congressional actions, with an eye toward the needs of lawyers and other legal professionals.
Practitioner Insights, a new current awareness offering for WestlawNext customers, will debut soon and will be available to customers shortly thereafter. It will contain legal insights, alerts, and other current awareness content, including Reuters Legal news and Wolters Kluwer Daily news summaries with original, attorney-authored analysis that puts context around breaking legal developments, as well as articles written by Westlaw attorney editors. Initial offerings will include Antitrust, Employment, Health, and Intellectual Property, as well as Bankruptcy and Securities.
The CQ Roll Call relationship further strengthens current awareness offerings from Thomson Reuters for key practice areas. Last June, Thomson Reuters announced that it had joined forces with Wolters Kluwer Law and Business to include Wolters Kluwer’s Employment Law Daily and IP Law Daily as part of the current awareness content set on WestlawNext. Since that time, Thomson Reuters added Wolters Kluwer secondary-source content across a range of practice areas in law and business compliance and released Wolters Kluwer Antitrust and Healthcare dailies to its Practitioner Insights pages.
In addition, Thomson Reuters will introduce a new Alert Center later in the first quarter. The Alert Center will bring breaking legal developments, client and competitor information, and other alerting capabilities together in one convenient location on WestlawNext, where alerts can be more simply managed to help customers make more informed decisions, serve their clients, and grow their practices.
Source: Thomson Reuters
Paula J. Hane
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