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Legal Search Connect: Federated search software

The knowledge management solution that targets and searches all your relevant resources at once.

What is Legal Search Connect?

Legal Search Connect is an information retrieval tool that streamlines resources onto one search system. The search efficiency it provides can equip teams with more timely and precise results, while concurrently increasing the use of subscription services, adding value to the products you already have.

With the new beta Microsoft Word integration, users on the latest version of Legal Search Connect can now search multiple sources alongside their documents, side by side.

How does it work?

Using federated search technology, Legal Search Connect brings together internal databases and external legal information resources into a single search interface. It integrates internal document management systems with databases, websites and legal services like Westlaw UK and Practical Law.

Legal Search Connect homepage

Legal Search Connect results

Legal Search Connect integrates with searches across your internal documents, selected Thomson Reuters products and numerous other products. Users can view documents, legislation, knowledge documents and case law side by side to identify what they need.

Search through SharePoint

Users can now access all of the features of Legal Search Connect through SharePoint, including collections, favourites and advanced searches. The SharePoint integration means that a user does not need to go to a separate site to search.

Legal Search Connect doesn’t require re-indexing of any content.

Internal, external or otherwise.

Find exactly what you need - faster

Save time and cost by closing knowledge gaps

The rapid pace of change in your field requires the most up-to-date case law and legislation, while keeping with regulation and compliance in a more litigious world. With Legal Search Connect, you can search multiple locations at the same time, compare the information across all services, and use the right resource in a more timely manner.

Reduce risk through high-quality information

By controlling which resources can be searched and how they’re searched, you can improve efficiency, reduce duplication and be certain your lawyers, paralegals and PSLs are properly using all the necessary legal resources available. So you can make decisions confidently.

Cut training needs with efficient upkeep

Cut training needs with efficient upkeep Legal Search Connect is configurable, allowing different legal teams and practice groups to organise and search the resources that are appropriate to them. If they’d like to use a new content resource, it can be added without significant cost or disruption. The system is web-based and easy to manage with minimal IT involvement.

Capabilities and features

Improves individual search methods and results

  • Uses UK & Ireland’s leading federated search technology
  • Stores searches, tags results and bookmarks documents
  • Allows for classification by Legal Subject, Document Type, Jurisdiction, Industry Sector and any other criteria
  • Saves searches and creates search links that can be embedded into internal systems

Configures resources according to what’s relevant to your firm

  • Gives full control and management to administrators within the firm
  • Enables translation
  • Analyses and reports on usage at a firm-wide, practice area or individual level
  • Supports the capture, profiling, classification, browsing and searching of your know how
  • Shares collections with colleagues via email

Streamlines your search

  • Removes the need for a separate login across multiple products from various suppliers
  • Adds new resources with minimal disruption
  • Includes a knowledge management application especially designed for professional service firms

Connects your sources

  • Integrates with Practical Law and Westlaw UK, amongst many other websites
  • Integrates with your existing document management system and intranet
  • The new integration with SharePoint allows you to access the full functionality of Legal Search Connect within this tool

Let’s discuss your specific needs and see if this product is right for you.