Westlaw Wireless Enhancements Offer Access to Full Westlaw Content; Free Westlaw Wireless Access April 23 to May 31, 2001

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from West Group

    EAGAN, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ -- West
 Group, the foremost provider of e-information and solutions to the U.S. legal
 market, today announced that Westlaw Wireless(R), the wireless version of
 Westlaw.com(R), now provides full text wireless access to virtually all
 Westlaw(R) and West Legal Directory(R) content.
     With the new release of Westlaw Wireless, wireless users can find a
 document, KeyCite(R) a citation, and search Westlaw databases (using both
 Natural Language and Terms and Connectors (Boolean) search methods).  Westlaw
 Wireless also offers expanded access to West Legal Directory content,
 including options to find an attorney, a firm, a courthouse or legal
 professional by name or location.
     "For the first time the full text of virtually all American law will be
 available on devices that fit into a purse or shirt pocket," states Denis
 Hauptly, vice president of technology development.  "This step once again
 illustrates West Group's commitment to providing legal researchers with the
 most cutting-edge technology and comprehensive content available."
     The earlier version of Westlaw Wireless allowed users to retrieve
 headnotes and case synopses or to e-mail the full document to any non-wireless
 e-mail account.  Now when wireless users access wireless.westlaw.com, they
 have the option to view full-text content (in 5K increments) directly on a
 handheld device -- including the full text of cases, statutes, regulations and
 news legal periodicals -- or to send the results of a search to one or more
 e-mail addresses.
     "My practice takes me all over the country.  Westlaw Wireless is like
 having a law library in my pocket," says Robert J. Kasieta, founder of Kasieta
 Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wis.  "Everything I need for legal research --
 and more -- is in the new Westlaw Wireless."
     This latest enhancement reinforces Westlaw Wireless as the most relevant,
 compatible and full-service mobile lawyering tool on the market.  West Group,
 as the first player in the wireless legal environment, has rapidly expanded
 the Westlaw Wireless service to offer its customers a wireless legal reference
 product that serves their needs effectively.  Lawyers and legal professionals
 on the go can conduct their work anytime, anywhere using a variety of handheld
 devices -- including Palm(R) IIIxe, IIIe, V, Vx, VII and VIIx; RIM Wireless
 Handheld(TM) (Blackberry); Windows Pocket PC; or Handspring Visor Prism,
 Platinum or Edge products.
     Westlaw Wireless is available to westlaw.com subscribers.  For more
 information, including a complete compatibility list, or to download the
 latest version of Westlaw Wireless, visit http://www.westlaw.com/wireless .
 To promote these new enhancements, West Group is providing anyone with a valid
 Westlaw password and wireless access (from a compatible PDA device) free
 Westlaw Wireless usage until May 31, 2001.  Westlaw Wireless works with a
 user's existing password and is optimized to a user's wireless device.
     Headquartered in Eagan, Minn., West Group is the foremost provider of
 e-information and solutions to the U.S. legal market.  For more information,
 please visit West Group's Web site at http://www.westgroup.com
 
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    EAGAN, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ -- West
 Group, the foremost provider of e-information and solutions to the U.S. legal
 market, today announced that Westlaw Wireless(R), the wireless version of
 Westlaw.com(R), now provides full text wireless access to virtually all
 Westlaw(R) and West Legal Directory(R) content.
     With the new release of Westlaw Wireless, wireless users can find a
 document, KeyCite(R) a citation, and search Westlaw databases (using both
 Natural Language and Terms and Connectors (Boolean) search methods).  Westlaw
 Wireless also offers expanded access to West Legal Directory content,
 including options to find an attorney, a firm, a courthouse or legal
 professional by name or location.
     "For the first time the full text of virtually all American law will be
 available on devices that fit into a purse or shirt pocket," states Denis
 Hauptly, vice president of technology development.  "This step once again
 illustrates West Group's commitment to providing legal researchers with the
 most cutting-edge technology and comprehensive content available."
     The earlier version of Westlaw Wireless allowed users to retrieve
 headnotes and case synopses or to e-mail the full document to any non-wireless
 e-mail account.  Now when wireless users access wireless.westlaw.com, they
 have the option to view full-text content (in 5K increments) directly on a
 handheld device -- including the full text of cases, statutes, regulations and
 news legal periodicals -- or to send the results of a search to one or more
 e-mail addresses.
     "My practice takes me all over the country.  Westlaw Wireless is like
 having a law library in my pocket," says Robert J. Kasieta, founder of Kasieta
 Legal Group, LLC, in Madison, Wis.  "Everything I need for legal research --
 and more -- is in the new Westlaw Wireless."
     This latest enhancement reinforces Westlaw Wireless as the most relevant,
 compatible and full-service mobile lawyering tool on the market.  West Group,
 as the first player in the wireless legal environment, has rapidly expanded
 the Westlaw Wireless service to offer its customers a wireless legal reference
 product that serves their needs effectively.  Lawyers and legal professionals
 on the go can conduct their work anytime, anywhere using a variety of handheld
 devices -- including Palm(R) IIIxe, IIIe, V, Vx, VII and VIIx; RIM Wireless
 Handheld(TM) (Blackberry); Windows Pocket PC; or Handspring Visor Prism,
 Platinum or Edge products.
     Westlaw Wireless is available to westlaw.com subscribers.  For more
 information, including a complete compatibility list, or to download the
 latest version of Westlaw Wireless, visit http://www.westlaw.com/wireless .
 To promote these new enhancements, West Group is providing anyone with a valid
 Westlaw password and wireless access (from a compatible PDA device) free
 Westlaw Wireless usage until May 31, 2001.  Westlaw Wireless works with a
 user's existing password and is optimized to a user's wireless device.
     Headquartered in Eagan, Minn., West Group is the foremost provider of
 e-information and solutions to the U.S. legal market.  For more information,
 please visit West Group's Web site at http://www.westgroup.com
 
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