Westlaw Patron Remote Access Available at Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Law Library

Guest post by Jenny R.F.F. Silbiger, State Law Librarian & Access to Justice Coordinator

The Hawai‘i Supreme Court Law Library is participating in the Westlaw Patron Access Remote Pilot Program with Thomson Reuters to provide pro se patrons (self-represented litigants) remote access to the Westlaw database.

To gain access, users will be required to complete a OnePass Registration and validate their email address before accessing the online content. Once registered, patrons can then login at this same link using their credentials they’ve created.

Users can access primary law from the federal level and all 50 states, including case law, statutes, regulations and administrative decisions, as well as take advantage of the Westlaw KeyCite system.  Please note that this pilot is limited to two concurrent seats, meaning that only two individuals can be signed in at the same time.

We invite you to register and take a look around, and we would love to hear your feedback!  If you have any questions and/or further thoughts, please contact us at the Hawai‘i Supreme Court Law Library at lawlibrary@courts.hawaii.gov

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How to Get Ahead Over the Summer

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  • Prepare to Practice
  • Learn/Refresh Research Skills
  • Get Certified!


Prepare to Practice Guide: Created with feedback from practicing attorneys, the guide includes tips and tricks on how to jump into real world legal situations and information on how to use products the students may not have been exposed to in class


Prepare to Practice microsite

Bloomberg Law

See these sessions.

Westlaw Webinar Series

Summer Webinar Series: Weekly opportunities for students to learn from product experts on how to use the Thomson Reuters suite of products which they may use in their summer placements. The dates for the webinars will be added on April 1st and May 1st.


YouTube channel: LexisNexis Law School YouTube Channel


On-Demand Learning: The Prepare to Practice Certification goes beyond legal research. It bridges the gap between law school and practice with short video lessons covering topics such as legal project management, efficiency tips, and billing types.


Bloomberg Law

Here is the link to the registration page for the certifications:


They are hosted on a third-party site called Absorb.  The key here is that you cannot use your normal BLAW credentials, you must first register to get your Absorb username and password set up.  This sometimes causes confusion.