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Westlaw: A Day in the Life of a Case

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Ever wonder about the inner workings of case reporting? Westlaw has a day in the life of a case once the opinion is handed down.

When the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller in June, striking down a ban on gun possession in D.C., a team at West went to work to get this landmark case loaded to Westlaw, complete with the insight and analysis that is critical to legal researchers.

The West editorial process involves specific steps, including fact-checking, headnoting and classification. This Westcast video podcast highlights that process. The result is a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the skills and trusted editorial experience involved in the daily work here at West.

Video: A day in the life of a case

Westcast: A day in the life of a case

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