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Legal Research Training and Certification

This guide provides a collection of resources available from various databases to improve your legal research skills. There are plenty of opportunities to learn more and earn certifications you can use to prove your qualifications.


Certifications in the following levels and knowledge areas:




     Legal Research & Writing,

     Foundations of Legal Research,

     Litigation Research, 

     Transactional Law, and

     Prepare to Practice

As well online modules on a range of topics related to resources and research strategies.

Training and Support

Lessons on searching, browsing, and materials under the following topics:

Getting started, Case law research, Statutory research, Regulatory research, Verifying your citations, Finding secondary sources, Litigation strategy, Collaboration tools, Customize your experience, and Westlaw Edge exclusives.