Law School Discussion

Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?

I'll be working at the Department of Justice this summer and I wanted to brush up on my research skills before I begin.  Anyone know if the Federal Gov generally uses Lexis vs. Westlaw?

Re: Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 09:34:32 PM »
my experience: Lexis.

Re: Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008, 09:36:48 PM »
DOJ has contracts with both.

Re: Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 09:55:54 PM »
Do you know if all of the fed gov uses both? I like to alternate between the two, and remembered to sign up for Lexis' free deal if you're working for the government, but didn't do it for west law.

Re: Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 10:40:50 PM »
Do you know if all of the fed gov uses both? I like to alternate between the two, and remembered to sign up for Lexis' free deal if you're working for the government, but didn't do it for west law.

I really don't know.  I would assume most large agencies would have contracts with both companies...

Re: Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 12:13:28 AM »
Isn't this a pretty easy question to ask the person that hired you?

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Re: Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 06:12:55 AM »
I was at a US Attorney's Office last summer and had access to both.

Re: Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 11:18:16 AM »
The federal courts have access to both.

Re: Does the DOJ (and the Fed gov in general) use Lexis or Westlaw?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 09:56:18 PM »
I have access to both as a DOJ (ENRD) employee.