Q&A: How do I limit search results by type of case?

Sep 16, 2010 By: Marcus Anderson

This question came in this week from one of our Twitter followers:

Find out what the judge is likely to think of your case

Sep 15, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

You can find decisions by a particular judge by using the judge field – JU(NAME).

School Days and Amusing Law Reviews

Sep 14, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The article was written in 1991, so some of the references (e.g., the discussion of LSAT scoring) are a little dated, but it is still good for several laughs. The article, written by James D. Gordon III and entitled “How Not to Succeed in Law School!”

Stossel Defamation

Sep 13, 2010 By: Marcus Anderson

The recent Ninth Circuit decision in the Stossel defamation case as well as the Sherrod situation has brought a recent influx of questions on libel and slander.

Webinar Presentation: KeyCite on WestlawNext

Sep 13, 2010 By: Marcus Anderson

From the West eLearning Center’s Webinar Series for Legal Experts, here are the slides for “KeyCite on WestlawNext” conducted on August 30th, 31st and September 2nd, 2010:

Forms, Exhibits, and Model Docs…Oh My!

Sep 10, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Most people know that we have many forms databases available on Westlaw. Here are a couple of other useful resources you may not be aware of that can be helpful alternatives whenever you’re looking for a sample form.

Westlaw tip: Opposites attract – more results, that is

Sep 8, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Antonyms increase the power of searching on Westlaw. If courts use the antonym of a word, a case would be missed if a search does not include both the word and its antonym.

Westlaw tip: Asterisks aren’t just for fine print

Sep 3, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

On Westlaw, the * symbol is the universal character, which can be used anywhere in a word except at the beginning.

The best darn acronym search method, period

Aug 25, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

By placing periods between the letters of an acronym or abbreviation, Westlaw will search for your term with or without periods.

More information about the ECO-Gift Card Act

Aug 24, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Reference Attorneys are still receiving a number of calls about the ECO-Gift Card Act, Public Law 111-209, the Amendment to the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009