April 19, 2018
New feature to debut this week — Cited Cases. We also review how to browse
statutes and talk about Casemaker Pro. Let's get started!
New Feature — Cited Cases
Cited Cases allows you to see the cases that were cited within a case. To use
this feature, simply pull up a case by searching or browsing. While reading the
case, you can click on the tab at the top of the case labeled Cited Cases. This
will pull up a list of cases which were cited in that case.
Browsing statutes in Casemaker
Browsing statutes is another great way to research your issue. At times, you
may not know the exact citation for the statute that is relevant to your issue. On
other occasions, you may want to see the surrounding statutes as well. Instead
of searching, we can browse the statutes.
Start by clicking on the jurisdiction you wish to view from the list of states on the
homepage. Then click on Statutes. From there you can drill down in the Statute
library to find what you need. Clicking on Titles, then on Subtitles,
then Chapters and so on. There is a trail at the top of each page indicating what
level of the hierarchy you are on. This can help you get your bearings in
complicated statutes titles with many layers.
Do more with Casemaker Pro
Casemaker Pro is a suite of tools to help make your job easier. You can receive
regular summaries of appellate decisions in your preferred practice area and
jurisdiction with Casemaker Digest. Casecheck+ works seamlessly in the
Casemaker system to tell you instantly if a case has been treated negatively by
subsequent cases with a red thumbs-down icon. You can click on the case in
question to see what type of negative treatment occurred and you will find a
direct link to the case which treated it negatively. Casemaker Pro also provides
you with Citecheck, a tool which analyzes any searchable brief you upload and
provides you with a report on any negatively treated citations. You can find out
more about Casemaker Pro by clicking on the Features tab in Casemaker.