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Westlaw 

Please visit the Law Library to access Westlaw.

Westlaw

Westlaw is available on the public computers in the Law Library or on your device inside the Government Center.

To access Westlaw on a public computer in the Law Library, look for the icon on the computer desktop.

To access Westlaw on your device, send an email requesting the link to hayscountylawlibrary@co.hays.tx.us. Once you obtain the link you can save the link as a favorite or save our email for reference.

All Westlaw users should note the following:

  • Westlaw is only accessible on two devices at one time in any combination of users.
    • Examples: Two users on their own devices will block access to the computers in the library. Two users on the computers in the library will block access to users’ own devices. One user in the library and one user on their device will block others’ access.
  • You should ALWAYS click on the logoff button and not just close the browser when you are ready to exit. Closing the browser without logging off keeps the session open until up to 30 minutes later leaving a user without being able to access it.
  • During a single session, Westlaw will limit you to 20 downloads, print, or email in any combination.
  • The Law Library has a limit of 150 downloads, prints, or emails per day.

Content available via Westlaw Patron Access

 Primary Law – Caselaw, Court Rules, Statutes and Regulations, Bills and Session Laws, and Administrative decisions and guidance.

  • Litigation Materials – Trial Court Documents and Appellate Briefs
  • Legislative Content – Legislative history
  • Secondary Sources – Analytical resources, Text and Treatises, Law Reviews and Journals, Key Rules, State and Federal Practice Series and Guides, and American Law Reports.
  • National and Texas Forms
  • KeyCite for verifying if a case, statute, regulation, or administrative decision has been invalidated.
  • Practical Law – “How-to” on specific legal topics
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