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FAQs: OnLAW

What is OnLAW?

OnLAW gives you online access to CEB's California practice guides. With OnLAW you can search CEB's publications to find the expert step-by-step guidance, legal analysis, and forms you will need to practice law in California.

OnLAW provides:

  • The largest source of Web-based California legal commentary and analysis
  • A clear and simple interface
  • Links to the primary law for all citations of California cases and codes and U.S. Supreme Court cases
  • Attorney-drafted forms, with clauses accompanied by explanations and directions, easily downloadable to your wordprocessor
  • Access from your mobile device or desktop computer.

How does an OnLAW subscription work?

An OnLAW subscription gives unlimited access to a publication or topical library for a single annual fee—there's no time billing or hidden charges. All updates are included in the subscription price.

Firms and agencies may purchase additional user access to an OnLAW publication or OnLAW Library for a small fee.

OnLAW subscriptions are automatically renewed. Near the end of a subscription period, an invoice will be sent for the next year's subscription. Prompt payment of the renewal invoice will allow for uninterrupted access for the next year.

How many CEB titles are there?

A lot. Currently, more than 140 OnLAW titles are available with more being added all the time. Additionally, there are 7 topical libraries of OnLAW publications. The OnLAW Libraries include all the CEB titles in a practice area and are the most economical way to purchase OnLAW.

What are the OnLAW Libraries?

OnLAW Libraries include all the OnLAW titles in a practice area to make sure you have the guidance, legal analysis, and forms you need for your specialty. OnLAW Libaries are available for Business Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation, and Real Property Law.

Does OnLAW work on a Mac?

Yes, OnLAW works on Macintosh computers running OS 10.8 and higher. OnLAW is optimized to work with iPads and iPhones running Safari iOS 6 or iOS 7.

Does OnLAW work on Smartphones?

Yes, OnLAW is optimized for iPhones and Android phones. It is not an "App" and access is through MyCEB on ceb.com.

How do I access OnLAW?

Click on MyCEB on the top right of any ceb.com web page, and sign in using your user ID and password. Click OnLAW, and you will be taken to the OnLAW welcome screen. For detailed instructions, please see How to access OnLAW or download here.

How do I access OnLAW services owned by my firm?

Click on MyCEB on the top right of any ceb.com web page, and sign in using your user ID and password. On the left column, under Online Services, select Claim User Licenses. Enter your firm's information and click List Available Licenses. Click the applicable check box(es), then click Claim Selected License(s). On the left menu, click Access Services. Then, click OnLAW, and you will be taken to the OnLAW welcome screen. For detailed instructions, please see How to access OnLAW service owned by my firm or download here.

What are the differences between accessing OnLAW through MyCEB or through IP authentication?

Most OnLAW customers access OnLAW by signing into MyCEB at ceb.com. Some customers, such as law libraries and certain firms, bypass the sign-in and access OnLAW via IP authentication. The way you access OnLAW will affect the features that are available to use.

Feature Sign-in at MyCEB Access via IP
New look and feel
Quick Search
Smartphone compatible
Tablet compatible
Bookmarking
Save Search
Recent Search list
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What are the terms and conditions of OnLAW?

OnLAW is an annual subscription product that automatically renews. For more details, please see Terms and Conditions of OnLAW.

Can I view the Electronic Product Access Agreement?

Yes, when you first subscribe to OnLAW, you will need to agree to the access agreement. You can access the agreement at any time by going to CEB Electronic Products Access Agreement.

What are the System Requirements?


Desktop Supported:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, 7 & 81, Apple OS X 10.8.x
  • Internet Explorer 8 & 102, Safari 6.0.5, Chrome 30.0.x, Firefox 24.0.x

Tablets & Smartphones Supported:

  • iPad 2,3, Mini, iPhone 3, 4s & 5, Galaxy 4
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Android OS 4.2.2 with stock browser and Chrome, iOS 6.1.3 & 7.0.4 with Safari

Note:

1 OnLAW has been tested in Windows 8.1 and Chrome OS, although they are not officially supported.

2 OnLAW has been tested in Internet Explorer 9, although it is not officially supported

OnLAW has been tested for functionality on the following devices and operating systems, although they are not officially supported: Microsoft Surface RT with IE10 Motorola Droid 1, Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx with Android OS 2.2.3 and Samsung Chromebook with Chrome OS.

How do I use OnLAW?

Please see our OnLAW tutorials or User's Guide.

Is my topic covered in OnLAW?

You can browse our OnLAW Libraries in Business, Criminal, Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation, or Real Property.

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