About Westlaw by Credit Card
Westlaw by credit card is a document retrieval service from West. With either a credit card or a Westlaw subscription, you have instant access to an extensive array of materials on Westlaw, including state and federal case law, statutes, and appellate briefs. You can find a document by simply entering a citation, case title, or docket number.
This service also provides access to KeyCite, the citation research service from West. You can quickly determine whether a case, statute, administrative decision, or federal regulation is good law and retrieve citing references.
Your usage in this service can be paid by credit card or by having charges billed to your Westlaw account, if you have one. Pricing for retrieving documents and KeyCite results depends on which billing method you use.
During registration you establish a credit card account, to which charges are billed. If you have a Westlaw subscription and you also establish a credit card account, you determine your billing method at sign-on.
If you pay by credit card:
The price of retrieving a document or KeyCite result varies, depending on the type of document.
You will always be asked to confirm charges before your credit card is billed, and this prompt lists the price. Charges are applied monthly to the credit card you provided at registration.
You can retrieve a document via the following methods:
By finding a document using its citation, title, or docket number (accessible from the Home page)
By clicking a link for a referenced document in a retrieved document
By clicking a document's hypertext link in a KeyCite result
If a Find request retrieves a list of documents, you are not charged until you click a link to display a document from that list.
Retrieving KeyCite Results
You can access KeyCite results via the following methods:
By typing a citation in the Check this citation in KeyCite text box or by using a KeyCite citation template (accessible from the Home page)
By clicking the KeyCite status flag (when available) at the top of a displayed document or next to a citation in a KeyCite result
Print charges are included in the cost of each retrieved document. In other words, while you are viewing a document you can print it at no extra charge.
If you have charges billed to your Westlaw account:
The cost for retrieving documents and KeyCite results depends on your current Westlaw subscription agreement (including WestlawPRO plans). Consult your plan to determine pricing. If you retrieve a document or KeyCite result outside of your current Westlaw subscription, you will be charged credit card rates.
You will always be asked to confirm charges for documents outside your Westlaw subscription before your account is billed.
Charges are added to your Westlaw bill.
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