Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you run on Windows or MAC?
A: 
Both. You can install at work, at home and on your laptop. One non-lawyer assistant can do the same. If you are a Windows user and you switch to MAC, there is no charge to download and install the MAC version. If you use both MAC and Windows, you can download and install both versions. We want you to have access on the machines you use. The iPhone and iPad use a separate operating system. Because our software is designed for real legal research we do not intend to develop mobile apps.

Q: Do you sell monthly subscriptions?
A: TheLaw.net Corporation sells annual subscriptions that include a 30-day unconditional 100% money back guarantee, unlimited tech, reference and research support and the ability for you and your paralegal to install at work, at home and on your laptop.

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: TheLaw.net started as a bookmark file on January 1, 1999. Today, we are America’s No. 1 legal research system for the entrepreneurial online law office.

Q: Do you do free trials?
A: Do you? :) We would rather have 1,000 new customers than 100,000 potential customers kicking the tires. This policy allows us to cater to vested users. Put your money down and you have our undivided attention. We have a 30-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee for the 2% who cancel for whatever reason.

Q: Who uses TheLaw.net?
A: Local practitioners, law professors, general counsel, city attorneys, paralegals, primarily in environments with 25 lawyers or less. Institutional users could save a lot of time and money with TheLaw.net. It’s culturally difficult. Big ships take a long time to turn. Our subscribers search better and faster than the big guys do on Westlaw.

Q: This sounds too good to be true. How do you charge so little?
A: Several reasons. First, we don’t solve for every contingency. For example, we are not a resource for practice guides and treatises. Second, there’s a process for everything. There’s a big administrative difference, for example, in tagging a credit card once a year as opposed to once a month. Third, there’s no fat. We don’t print books, we don’t have an outside sales staff, and we conduct all of our marketing via the Internet. We often wonder how they charge so much.

Q: My current subscription is expensive but I understand it. Is TheLaw.net easy to use?
A: You will be a Power User in 30 minutes or less. Guaranteed. But, we still give you 30 days to get your money back.

Q: Are you going to charge me twice as much next year?
A: To the contrary, your renewal rate is guaranteed not to increase. If you subscribe online today, multiply the price of your annual subscription by two to arrive at the maximum price you will pay to be with us for two years. There is no contract. Renew at your discretion. TheLaw.net Corporation does not retain credit card information and we never, ever auto renew. Approximately one month before your subscription expires our robots will begin emailing you renewal reminders.

Q: What does my annual subscription include?
A: The executive summary is from 1 U.S. to date, 1 F.2d to date, 1 F.Supp. to date, 1 B.R. to date, and the 50 states from 1950, or earlier, together with Federal and state statutes and regulations, judicial and administrative rules and forms, legislative and executive agency materials, hundreds of news resources, a built-in reference desk and much more. If you haven’t already, click here to jump to our coverage map for a detailed list of primary resources, sorted by state.

Q: Can I install at home?
A: You can install at work, at home and on your laptop. For every attorney on the subscription, one non-lawyer helper can do the same at no extra charge.

Q: How do I search?
A: Boolean, Natural Language and Cite Lookup are included. If you have a cite, all you do is enter book and page and the case pops up.