Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of training will be offered?
Training in Westlaw and WestlawNext will be held in person and via WebEx. Online tutorials are also available. See Training Schedule.
How do I get access to Westlaw?
For new requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, court/agency, phone and position.
I requested access to Westlaw but I have not received my registration key. Who do I contact?
Please email email@example.com 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 register?
- Locate your WestlawNext registration key from email you received.
- Go to http://next.westlaw.com
- Click on Activate my Registration Key (right side)
- Fill out “Register a new profile”
- Click on continue
- 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
How long my Lexis ID work?
Your Lexis Registration Key will be good through April 15, 2013.
I don't have a Lexis ID. Can I get a Westlaw Registration Key?
Maybe. If your job requires legal research, ask your supervisor to email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a user Registration Key. To assist us with making the transition from Lexis to Westlaw as seamless as possible, we ask that these requests wait until early April, if possible.
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.
Will there be in-person or online training?
Yes, see below for dates and time.
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.