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3 Ways the New ProView E-Reader Can Simplify Your Practice

By Andrew Chow, Esq. | Last updated on

The verdict is in on a free new e-reader, custom-designed for lawyers. The Thomson Reuters ProView app for iPad promises to make legal research easier, with unique features that attorneys will appreciate.

ProView boasts all the features of a regular iPad e-reader, like text searches, clipboards, and the ability to change fonts. But because ProView is specifically built for lawyers, it also touts features that other products can't touch.

Here are three ways Thomson Reuters ProView packs a punch for legal professionals:

1. Your e-books will automatically update, and your notes will follow.

Most e-readers allow you to add your own notes to e-books, and to bookmark and highlight pertinent passages. But when legal e-books get updated, your carefully crafted annotations just disappear.

ProView is more powerful. When an e-book you purchased is updated, the notes you made in the old version will automatically transfer to the updated version of your e-book. ProView is currently the only app that does this.

2. You're just one "tap" away from linking to WestlawNext.

If an e-book passage inspires you to delve deeper into research, Thomson Reuters ProView puts you one tap away from the answers you need. ProView provides built-in, direct links to WestlawNext content -- no need to jot down case names or confusing citations.

3. Your e-books and annotations are saved in the cloud.

No need to worry if your iPad is lost, stolen by thieves, or destroyed by your toddler. All of your e-book purchases, along with all your annotations, are still there -- saved and linked to your account. You can also read your e-books on a computer or laptop via the ProView website.

Thomson Reuters ProView is free to download via Apple's App Store, but a Westlaw OnePass account is required to buy titles. Contact your Westlaw rep to make sure your OnePass account will unlock all of ProView's powerful features for your law practice.

[Note: FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters business.]

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