Today marks the official launch of Wolters Kluwer  Legal & Regulatory US  VitalLaw platform. Last week I posted about the practical impact of this change on law librarians and knowledge managers.  VitalLaw offers a new and expanded version of Cheetah. Customers will benefit from a new dashboard; comprehensive federal and state laws and regulations for all 50 states. Special enhancements of the legislative materials include the effective dates and text of future laws and regulations.  Wolters Kluwer is expanding its primary source content by more than 40% and an interface which will enable a streamlined workflow at the point of need.

“We are committed to developing digital solutions that empower our customers to bring deep impact to their organizations and their clients in this quickly changing environment by leveraging expert analysis, actionable information, and intelligent tools,” said Ken Crutchfield, Vice President and General Manager of Legal Markets at Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. “With the launch of VitalLaw, our customers will have access to solutions that enrich the entire legal process, enabling faster answers and deeper insights to drive to greater efficiency and better outcomes for their clients.”

Laws & Regs Dashboard

The new Laws & Regs Dashboard will provide customers with more consistent and current updating of laws and regulations.  The flagging and presentation of laws and regulations with future effective dates is particularly important for enabling firms to advise their clients on future statutory and regulatory risks.

VitalLaw Dashboard

Free Content Outside the VitalLaw Paywall

VitalLaw is being offered as a destination site that includes news, thought leadership, and other information such as selected caselaw outside of the subscription paywall. Wolters Kluwer will also transition the delivery of its news stories, including its “Dailies,” to

“Our goal is that VitalLaw will become an important source of information for both subscribers and non-subscribers alike,” Crutchfield added. “In addition to new content and functionality, VitalLaw is reflective of Wolters Kluwer’s mission to invest in solutions that provide value, actionable insights, and greater efficiency to our customers at the point of need.”

VitalLaw Public

Faster Access to World-Class Content

VitalLaw is a direct descendant of Commerce Clearing House which transformed legal research back in the 1910’s by combining the most up-to-date primary content accompanied by expert editorial analysis.  Today the expert analysis covers 38 practice areas, including Capital Markets & Securities, Tax, Labor and Employment, and others.

Workflow and Customer Needs.  Efficiency is a major differentiator when law firms respond to RFPs.   Wolters Kluwer designed VitalLaw  to streamline customer’s research workflow with advanced browsing, searching, and collaboration capabilities. The press release indicated that tasks can be completed in less time. The new dashboard and features automate of routine legal tasks to reduce non-billable hours.

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