May 8, 2018
The AND search is the simplest search to do in Casemaker. Simply put any
number of words in leaving a space between each, and Casemaker will retrieve
documents which contain all the words you mentioned. Contract binding will
find the documents which mention both the word contact and the word binding.
The search string handgun felony minor will find the documents with the
words handgun, felony and minor in them. Please Note: You do not need and
should not use the word AND in your search. The system already sees the
space between your terms as an AND search unless you say otherwise. Using
the word AND may yield the wrong results.
Do you find yourself using the same search query often? Maybe you would just
like to come right back to the search you just did? In Casemaker you can save
your searches! Once you have entered your query and submit the search you
will notice the blue “save search” link will appear under the jurisdiction menu.
You can click on this to save the search you just performed. Later when you
want to access this search again, you can find it in the left sidebar on the
homepage by clicking “My Saved Searches”
Finding a Case by Docket Number
Sometimes a case is so new you may not have a citation. If you have the
docket number you can still find the case. Under the search bar on the
homepage, you will see words with circles next to them. These circles are
called radio buttons. The options you will see are Keyword, Citation, Party,
Section, and finally Docket No. Make sure you have selected the correct
jurisdiction from the jurisdiction menu drop down to the right of the search bar
(it is the box with the downward pointing blue arrow); then select the radio
button next to Docket No. Enter the docket number of your case and hit the
blue search button. You should be able to pull up the case you are looking for.