Westlaw tip: Using "at least" functionality in searches

April 6, 2011

From the Westlaw Reference AttorneysWhen searching from a search box from a Tab or when the link to Term Frequency is not an option you can accomplish the same result “manually” in a terms and connectors search by using “ATLEAST” followed by the number of times you want the term or phrase to appear:

ATLEAST5(MALPRACTICE). Phrases also work:  ATLEAST5(“promissory estoppel”).

Westlaw has the “at least” functionality in news and secondary source databases (including law reviews and journals) as well as in all U.S. case law databases.

(Provided by West Reference Attorneys)