Computer Assisted Legal & Investigative Research (CALIR) Services

CCG's CALIR Services contract provides state agencies, local government and judicial entities access to online legal and investigative research tools.

Scope of Products

The primary categories of service in scope for the contract include:

  • Primary Legal Reference Materials
  • Secondary Legal Reference Materials
  • Law Reviews and Journals
  • General Public Records Materials
  • Restricted Access Public Records Materials (for Law Enforcement)
  • News Related Materials

Service Benefits and Features

The Contract provides customers numerous benefits and features, including:

  • A comprehensive base package of legal services considered standard for any lawyer in any agency
  • Advanced packages of legal services for lawyers requiring a broader set of legal research tools
  • Optional add-on packages of legal services designed to meet the needs of specific legal roles
  • Individual supplemental services that can be added to any package
  • Investigative research tools providing access to general public records
  • Law Enforcement investigative research tools for licensed peace officers
  • Specialized licensing options for libraries and correctional facilities

Customer Testimonials

The first quote the vendor gave us was over $1,000 per month. We told them we needed them to match the competitor’s price, a difference of over $300 a month, and they agreed. This would not have happened without the statewide contracts in place. Because CCG was involved in the process, we're meeting our goal of getting services for less than we were paying previously!

–Kay Schlueter, Reference Librarian
Texas Legislative Reference Library (LRL)

Thanks to the new CCG contract the TWDB saved over $600 per month. We really appreciate that CCG was able to accomplish this as it is a great help in this time of budget cuts. I know that for years other entities tried for years to get the vendor to give the State of Texas a better package and they failed, but you all succeeded! Great work.

–Ingrid Hansen, Deputy General Counsel
Texas Water Development Board(TWDB)

Key Details

CCG has contracted with two vendors to provide services.

Vendor LexisNexis West Publishing Corporation
Vendor Contact Brent Pyle, JD
Government Account Manager
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Brent.pyle@lexisnexis.com
937-865-1895
Fax: 866-960-2462

Yvette Cleveland
Account Manager, State & Local Government
yvette.cleveland@lexisnexis.com
214-941-7055

Kelly Barna
Government Markets Consultant
Government Division
Office: 512-331-9397
Cell: 512-656-9793
Fax: 512-401-8212
E-mail: kelly.barna@thomsonreuters.com

Brian Jenkins
Regional Field Manager
Government Division
Cell: 972-768-4107
Fax: 512-401-8212
E-mail: brian.jenkins@thomsonreuters.com
State Contact David Bennett
David.Bennett@cpa.state.tx.us
(512) 463-7817
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