The best-kept secret for finding definitions in caselaw

March 31, 2010

From the Westlaw Reference AttorneysWestlaw tip: There are two commonly known techniques for finding definitions in  caselaw: 

  1. Looking for the word or phrase using the words and phrases (WP) field; and
  2. Placing the word or phrase in proximity to defin! mean! interpret! construe! constitute! 

But an often-overlooked third way is to type term word phrase +1 [your word or phrase].

(Provided by West Reference Attorneys)