Westlaw tip: Keep the criminals out of your search

August 11, 2010

From the Westlaw Reference AttorneysToo many criminal cases have your search all locked up?

You can do something that says, “but not any cases with U.S., People, State or Commonwealth in the title, and no case with Topic Number 110 (Criminal Law) or 197 (Habeas Corpus) or 310 (Prisons) or 349 (Search and Seizure).”

All you need to do is copy and paste this string at the end of your Terms and Connectors search:

% ti(U.S. people state commonwealth) to(110 197 310 349).

(Provided by West Reference Attorneys)