Thomson North American Legal
Thomson Reuters North American Legal (formerly Thomson North American Legal) is the strategic business unit of The Thomson Corporation that specializes in furnishing information and office solutions to lawyers and other legal professionals in the United States and Canada. Its major business is West. West is a megabrand in the Legal vertical and is the preeminent publisher of legal business and research solutions like Westlaw, and Carswell. It also markets Elite and ProLaw practice management systems, and the FindLaw free legal web portal. It owns the BarBri and MicroMash bar review courses, and Hildebrand International, a consulting firm. It was formed in the realignment of the Thomson Legal and Regulatory unit in October, 2006. It was renamed after the merger of Thomson and Reuters in 2008.
West LegalEdcenter is an online continuing legal education (CLE) service that is marketed to lawyers and law professionals in the United States. Launched in 2001, it has 7500 programs and 17,000 hours of local, state and national CLE content in its online library. The content on the West LegalEdcenter Web site is delivered in various formats, including webcasts, on-demand video and audio programs. A wide variety of law practice areas and experience levels within the field of law are represented.
West LegalEdcenter's content is developed by established CLE providers, including the American Law Institute American Bar Association Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), American Bar Association, and New York City Bar. Sixty five percent of West LegalEdcenter's online programs have been produced in the past[when?] 24 months.
West LegalEdcenter is a division of Thomson Reuters and is based in Eagan, Minnesota.
Business & Professional Programs
West LegalEdcenter offers business and professional skills courses designed to improve employee performance throughout an organization, from business etiquette and basic time-management skills to advanced organizational finance and management succession planning.
West LegalEdcenter's In-house CLE is a training and mentoring tool that assists organizations with the recording, duplicating, distributing and tracking of their own in-house created CLE programs.
Reqwired is a software company, part of CPE & Training Solutions available from Thomson Reuters. It provides a learning management system (LMS) featuring MCLE compliance tracking, tools that aid in the administration of accredited education, customized learning paths and in-house learning management.
- The Thomson Corporation Acquires Hildebrandt International, January 18, 2005.
- Thomson realignment announcement, October 25, 2006.
- St. Anthony, Neal, (March 16, 2008) "Business Inside Track," StarTribune, p. D2