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Legal Resources

Updated May 13, 2020

!!!!!NOTICE: During the COVID-19 closure the Law Library and Thomson Reuters are making Westlaw accessible outside of the Law Library. Westlaw is a database that allows users to access laws, rules, statutes, practice guides, forms, drafting materials and more. Read below to obtain access to Westlaw.

Westlaw for the Public

The instructions below illustrate how to register and access Westlaw for free. You will be granted 20 hours of usage. Please ignore the 7-day limit language you may receive in an email. You will receive 20 hours of access until you use all the hours OR until Thomson Reuters revokes access. Thomson Reuters has an estimated end date of June 30. The available content includes Westlaw Edge, Secondary Sources, Forms, and Litigation materials. If you need access to content that is not accessible via this limited subscription service, please email your request to

Signup for Westlaw Edge access at home

Instructions for signing up for Westlaw Edge at Home

Westlaw Patron Access Help Guide

Westlaw For Employees & Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Employees working for the County and utilizing County devices should follow the links below. If you are in the office, you can click the link below and no additional steps are necessary. If you are working from home, you must connect to VPN before accessing the links. Below you will also find help guides to help with navigating Westlaw.

Access Westlaw Patron Edge

Access Westlaw Drafting Assistant Essential

Westlaw Patron Access Help Guide

Westlaw Edge Behind the Desk – if you need access to these features send Melody an email to assist with access to these additional features.

Westlaw Edge – KeyCite Overruling Risk Guide

Westlaw Edge – Statutes Compare Guide

Westlaw Edge – Quick Check Guide





Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!