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Partnership Brings Award-Winning Justice Talking from NPR to West LegalEdcenter

Date: August 2, 2006
Press Contact: Gretchen DeSutter

EAGAN, Minn., August 2, 2006 – National Public Radio (NPR)'s award-winning Justice Talking programs are now available for continuing legal education (CLE) credit online at West LegalEdcenter. The partnership will allow lawyers to listen in as the nation’s top advocates tackle the tough, provocative legal issues that capture the headlines, while fulfilling their CLE requirements online at West LegalEdcenter (westlegaledcenter.com).

West LegalEdcenter, the nation’s leading online CLE service from Thomson West, offers up-to-the-minute programs in partnership with the nation’s most respected CLE and professional education providers. Part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), West is the foremost provider of integrated information solutions to the legal market. Justice Talking is hosted by veteran NPR correspondent Margot Adler, who conducts interviews and lively debates with the nation’s leading experts that explain why a legal issue matters and force advocates to articulate and defend their positions.

"Justice Talking offers a fresh perspective on cutting-edge issues that face America’s judicial system," said Adler. "Each week, we discuss the major decisions that are made in landmark cases, and this year has been an especially interesting one for court watchers. I am delighted to know that lawyers across the country will be able to access these programs at West LegalEdcenter, and thus engage in the debates, all while fulfilling their practice-critical educational requirements."

"We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with the fantastic people who are behind Justice Talking," said Lee Ann Enquist, general manager of West LegalEdcenter. "Year after year, Margot and executive producer Kathryn Kolbert continue to create programs that are absolutely up-to-the-minute, entertaining and educational. By partnering with NPR's Justice Talking, we are ensuring that our customers and subscribers have access to the highest quality and most comprehensive choice of CLE programs available anywhere."

West LegalEdcenter includes unmatched innovative features, such as personalized program recommendations; simplified CLE tracking; links from course materials to Westlaw®, the leading online research service from West; customer service and technical support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and the most comprehensive law firm and corporate law department CLE Administrators Tool Kit for easy and seamless management of CLE attendance and usage.

About Justice Talking
Justice Talking is produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a think tank at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communications. The program is distributed nationally by NPR and also heard on NPR Worldwide, Armed Forces Radio Network, Sirius Satellite Radio and InTouch Networks. Justice Talking is made possible with the generous support of the Annenberg Foundation.

About Thomson West
Headquartered in Eagan, Minn., Thomson West is the foremost provider of integrated information solutions to the U.S. legal market. Thomson West is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and was formed when West Publishing and Thomson Legal Publishing merged in June 1996. For more information, please visit the Thomson West Web site at west.thomson.com.



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