North Carolina State Bar Journal
bar associations, technology, research, internet, web resources, Lexis, Westlaw, Government Publishing Office (GPO)
In 2006, the American Bar Association (ABA) published its Legal Technology Survey Report, which included a volume on Online Research. In the report, attorneys responded that 91% are conducting at least some of their research online. Though 39% report that they start their research using a fee-based service like Westlaw or Lexis, the report shows that even those who start their research with a fee-based resource eventually get it right-87% of attorneys report using some free online resources at some point over the course of a research project.
Collins, Lauren M., "Before You Log-On: Incorporating the Free Web in Your Legal Research Strategy" (2008). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1007.