WestlawNext Canada Customer Newsletter - April 2018

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WHAT'S NEW
Related Proceedings
Enhancements to Type Ahead/Auto Suggestions for Case Law
Get expert guidance in the middle of your session with Live Chat

COMING SOON
UK Commentary
Drafting Assistant Enhancements - Flags and Links: Mismatched Title Flag
Drafting Assistant Enhancements - TOA Enhancements
ProView eLooseleafs in KeyCite Citing References for Cases

TIPS
Explanation of KeyCite Treatments for Cases









WHAT'S NEW


Related Proceedings


KeyCite Canada now includes related proceedings and features relationships to cases that are not part of the direct appellate history, such as applications and interlocutory motions. A new Related Proceedings link is found in the KeyCite Canada display:

 

This link opens a separate document that includes both the direct history and any interlocutory matters at each level of that history chain:



The Related Proceedings feature provides users with efficient access to more case relationships and more case information for enhanced research.



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Enhancements to Type Ahead/Auto Suggestions for Case Law


WestlawNext Canada allows you to find cases by simply typing the name of a case or citation into the search box (a list of suggested cases appears as you type). The more characters you type, the more refined the list becomes. Now you can get to cases even faster and more easily, due to several new enhancements that make this feature even more powerful!

First of all, this feature is now available on all pages on WestlawNext Canada. For example, if you are viewing a case and quickly want to jump to another case, you can simply use this feature (previously it was available only on the main home page and Source product pages).

Secondly, flexibility has significantly improved. Exact word order, spacing, capitalization, punctuation (periods, commas), accented characters and brackets are not necessary. For example, you can enter party names in reverse order and relevant suggestions will still appear (see image below):






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Get expert guidance in the middle of your session with Live Chat


Access the Live Chat feature, which allows customers to quickly obtain answers to their research-related questions without interrupting their workflow, by simply clicking on a link that initiates a live chat help session with research support agents from within WestlawNext Canada. Customers have the option of being emailed the chat transcript after their chat, so they will be able to refer to the tips received during a particular session. You can begin a live chat session during regular work hours (Monday to Friday, except holidays, between 8:30 am to 5 pm ET).

As always, users can also visit our Customer Learning Centre for product guides and video tutorials.



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COMING SOON


 


UK Commentary

With some of the biggest names in law, including Chitty, Clerk & Lindsell, McGregor and Phipson, the titles in the Common Law Library provide the last word on any common law question, clarifying complex legal issues and helping you to resolve disputes. Our new International Resources platform coming to WestlawNext Canada in May 2018, is set to revolutionize the way you find, navigate, and access UK commentary.


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Drafting Assistant Enhancement


There are several coming soon enhancements to Drafting Assistant affecting both the Flags and Links feature and the TOA Builder tool. Details are below. These features will be available to all WestlawNext Canada subscribers via Drafting Assistant.

To download the latest version of Drafting Assistant, visit: http://info.legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/software/drafting-assistant-canada/default.aspx

 



Drafting Assistant Enhancements - Flags and Links: Mismatched Title Flag



A new feature will be added to the Drafting Assistant – Flags & Links function. The new Red M “Mismatched Title” flag indicates when there is a discrepancy between the title of the case in your document and the corresponding title for the citation on WestlawNext Canada

This new flag will let you know that there is potentially an error in either the name you have assigned to the case in your document, or the citation you have provided.

 

 






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Drafting Assistant Enhancements - TOA Enhancements


The TOA Builder tool on Drafting Assistant allows you to easily build a properly formatted list of references (known as a Table of Authorities, or TOA) in your legal document. With these new functions, the TOA builder tool is significantly enhanced to allow users a greater ability to craft and edit their TOA.


These enhancements include:
Setting Enhancements:
• Page Header – allowing for inclusion of “pages” header in the TOA
• Section Selection – provides the option to analyze the entire document or selected sections for cite identification
Editing Enhancements: Providing the ability to:
• edit citations
• change citation order
• change primary/secondary citations
• edit citation range and
• manually add citations
Other Enhancements:
• Strikethrough – visibly shows “strike-through” of deleted citations that will not form part of the TOA
• Saved Changes – allows you to “pick up where you left off” with saved changes



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ProView eLooseleafs in KeyCite Citing References for Cases


WestlawNext Canada’s KeyCite will soon include ProView eLooseleaf titles in the list of Citing References, to give you even more comprehensive coverage when you note up a case.



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TIPS


Explanation of KeyCite Treatments for Cases

To access detailed information about how KeyCite treatments are applied to cases on WestlawNext Canada, simply click on the “Powered by KeyCite Canada” icon displayed above every case. In addition to the “Explanation of KeyCite Treatments for Cases”, you will also find details about the KeyCite Canada’s Depth of Treatment for cases, which programmatically assigns a Depth of Treatment score (from one to four) based upon the number of times the cited case is mentioned.




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