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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 word processor
  • 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.

Law firms, corporate legal departments, and public agencies may purchase additional user access to an OnLAW Library or title 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 150 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 Libraries 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 higher.

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.

Registration & User Licenses

About User Licenses

Law firms, corporate legal departments, and public agencies may purchase additional user access to an OnLAW Library or title for a fee.

Claim

  • User licenses for online services are assigned once, intended for use by a specific individual, and are not shared.
  • When you purchase an online service, a user license is automatically assigned to you.
  • When you purchase additional user licenses, they remain available until claimed by a user or assigned by the firm administrator.

A user can "claim" an unassigned user license from a firm 24hrs a day by signing in to MyCEB and selecting Claim User License under Online Services.

Assign

The firm administrator can call Customer Service at 1-800-232-3444, Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:00pm (PT), with a list of individuals and their CEB account numbers, and we will assign the user licenses for you.

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.

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
Word, Case, Statue or Form Search
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®

OnLAW is a Web-based subscription product offered on an annual basis. Purchase constitutes a 12-month contract. Each subscription allows access by the user for one year and includes any updates or revisions during that year. Law firms, corporate legal departments, and public agencies may purchase additional user access to an OnLAW Library or title for a small fee. Additional users must claim a seat from the firm or agency to have access. 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.

CEB has defined "reasonable" use of OnLAW by subscribers as 500 page views and 100 printed pages per day.

OnLAW version with print purchase

When you purchase a book that is a CEB OnLAW title, you may also purchase that title on OnLAW for an additional fee. The OnLAW Action Guide versions of Action Guides are also available for an additional fee when purchased with the print version. You need to be an Automatic Update customer to continue to receive the OnLAW version at the combination print/OnLAW price.

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 7 & 81, Apple OS X 10.x
  • Internet Explorer 8 & 102, Safari 6.0.5, Chrome, Firefox

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 & 7 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 below under "OnLAW Video Tutorials" or our User Guide. Click the link or view the FAQ PDF here.

Is my topic covered in OnLAW?

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

OnLAW Video Tutorials