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Westlaw and WestlawNext for Judiciary Employees

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get access to Westlaw?
For new requests please email lawlibrary@mdcourts.gov with your name, court/agency, phone and position.

How do I find training webinars?
On-demand classes, aka, webinar are available a On Demand Classes.

I requested access to Westlaw but I have not received my registration key. Who do I contact?
Please email lawlibrary@mdcourts.gov and include your name, email address, court, and title. You will receive an email from the State Law Library staff with your registration key and instructions.

How do I set up my account?

  1. Locate your WestlawNext registration key from email you received.
  2. Go to http://next.westlaw.com
  3. Click on Activate my Registration Key (right side)
  4. Fill out “Register a new profile”
  5. Click on continue
  6. Fill out “Register a new OnePass Profile”

What is OnePass?
A OnePass profile is a username and password that can be used across for both Westlaw and WestlawNext.

What is the web address for Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext
For Westlaw Classic go to westlaw.com and for WestlawNext go to next.westlaw.com

What is the difference between Westlaw and WestlawNext?
WestlawNext searches multiple databases at one time. The interface is similar to popular search engines. Results can then be filtered by court, date, source, etc. All other materials are available in both systems. Please note that your password can be the same for both Westlaw and WestlawNext.

How do I find out what materials are included in the Maryland Judiciary's Westlaw/WestlawNext subscription?
This is easiest done in WestlawNext. From the WestlawNext homepage click on "Tools" in the browse tab and then click on "My Content." Items that are linked can be searched individually. At this time United Kingdom case law and the 50 State Survey builder are only available in Westlaw Classic.

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Training and Guides


  • Maryland State Law Library

  • Technical and Research Support
    Call 1-800-WESTLAW (1-800-937-8529). Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Updated: October 30, 2014

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