Law firms may be concerned about both:
1. The actual cost of what they pay for research. Firms have flat rate plans for some part of Westlaw or Lexis. (For example, a firm might buy only the Ohio databases.) The firm can use databases not included in the flat rate plan on a per item basis. Usually, the firm is charged per document clicked on in Lexis or Westlaw for items not included in the firm's plan. On Westlaw, there may also be a document delivery fee for off plan documents.
2. Cost recovery - what the firm charges the client for research. Some firms do not directly bill clients for research at all.
See the boxes below regarding Lexis and Westlaw pricing and cost effective tips. Also see:
Call the reference attorneys before you search off-plan - 1-800-45 LEXIS (53947)
Call the reference attorneys before you search off-plan: 1-800-REF-ATTY (733-2889)