Casemaker Tips for 3.29.2017
The Advanced Search
In the left sidebar on the home page is the Advanced Search link. Clicking this link will allow you to type in specific search information in a combination of your choosing, including citation case name docket number court attorney judge panel and date range. When using the advanced search link you will still use the jurisdiction drop down menu to pick your search area first. Then you can use the link to enter your specific information.
Searching for Statutes
Perhaps you want to search for a statute and you already know the statute number. You could, of course, choose to browse to the statute. To do so you would click on the state, statutes, title, the chapter, and finally, the section number to get to it. You also could search from the homepage. Simply type in the statute number, and make sure to set the jurisdiction to the state the statute is in. Then choose the Section radio button from below the search bar. Then click the blue search button. The statute will come right up. Note: Selecting the Section radio button is important. Casemaker defaults to a keyword search setting. So while the statute you are looking for may appear, so will any other documents that may contain that particular string of numbers.
Accessing Casemaker - A Valued Member Benefit!
Casemaker is provided to you as a benefit of your bar association membership. You get case law, statutes, rules, regulations and more for all fifty state and federal jurisdictions. To access Casemaker, simply log in to the bar website and click on the Casemaker link in the member’s area. You will be automatically transferred into Casemaker from the bar. Remember to access Casemaker you must go through the bar's website every time. To save time, bookmark the bar’s website! Once you are Casemaker you can register for free webinar training by clicking the Webinar link in the upper right of the Casemaker screen.
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