Journal of Law & Medicine

All members of the College receive an online subscription to the Journal of Law and Medicine (JLM) as part of their membership benefits, except for Student and Honorary members.

The JLM is published by ThomsonReuters, and access to the online version is via the WestLaw platform. ACLM manages our members' subscriptions to the JLM.

The online subscription includes access to a wide range of other resources, which currently are:

  • Alert 24 - General Practice
  • Alert 24 - Press Gallery
  • Australian Legal Journals Index (ALJI)
  • Commonwealth Statutes Annotations
  • Comparable Verdicts in Personal Injury Claims
  • Dust Diseases and Compensation Reports (DDCR)
  • Journal of Law and Medicine
  • Lawyers Practice Manual NSW
  • Lawyers Practice Manual Qld
  • Lawyers Practice Manual Vic
  • Lawyers Practice Manual WA
  • Legislation
  • NSW precedents - Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury Law Manual NSW
  • Personal Injury Law Manual Qld
  • Property Law Review
  • The Laws of Australia
  • Tort Law Review
  • Unreported Judgments Cases

Plus, from 1 June 2024 you will have access to Personal Injury & Accident Compensation (eBooks):

  • Annotated Civil Liability Act NSW
  • Disability & the QLD Justice System
  • Fleming's The Law of Torts 10th Ed SC
  • Health Law in Australia 3e (ACLM Law Intensive & Exam preparation resource)
  • Law Briefs: Torts
  • Tort Law Principles 2nd Edition
  • Tort Liability for Mental Harm 3rd EditionCommonwealth Statutes Annotations

Activation and cancellation of your subscription

Members who do not activate their online Westlaw access by 31 May each year will be deleted from the system. You may contact us to request to have your subscription restored at any time.

Please also contact us if you no longer require access. This helps the College avoid paying for unused accounts.

Accessing your subscription

When you become a member, you will receive a "Welcome to Westlaw" email prompting you to set up your online access by creating a login. Once set up, please follow these steps to find the Journal of Law & Medicine:

  1. 1
    Log in here - Westlaw Australia Sign on
  2. 2
    Once you log in, enter any text in "Client ID" field
  3. 3
    Click "Start a new session"
  4. 4
     Click the top right person icon 
  5. 5
    Click "Subscription". This will take you to the areas that are accessible in your subscription, including the Journal of Law & Medicine located under "J".

Forgot your username or password?

If you have forgotten your Westlaw login details, you can use the "Forgot Username" or "Forgot Password" links on the WestLaw website. If you are unsure which email address your subscription is linked to, please contact us. Thomson Reuters Technical Assistance team is always able to assist too.

Technical assistance

If you have technical difficulties, please contact ThomsonReuters Technical Customer Care on:

Phone (Australia) - 1800 020 548
Phone (New Zealand) - 0800 10 60 25

Quote your full name, email address, and that your subscription is via the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.

Hard copy

You may opt to receive a hard copy subscription of the Journal of Law and Medicine instead of the online access, for an additional fee of $70 per year. Please note that the online subscription gives access to a wider number of resources besides the Journal, which you cannot access if you opt for the hard copy.