Westlaw tip: Start a search with Key Numbers

June 3, 2010

From the Westlaw Reference AttorneysWant to search cases, but don’t know where to start? Try searching for a Key Number to jump-start your research. Click the “Key Numbers” link on the top of any screen on Westlaw. Type in your search terms, choose a jurisdiction and click “Search.” You will retrieve a list of possible Key Numbers linking you to search results for those Key Numbers. For example, a search for “race discrimination” retrieves numerous Key Numbers under the topic of Constitutional Law dealing with Equal Protection and Race, National Origin or Ethnicity.

(Provided by West Reference Attorneys)