Casemaker Weekly Update - December 14th
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Finding a Case by Citation
Sometimes a case is so new you may not have a citation. If you have the docket number you can still find the case. Under the search bar on the homepage, you will see words with circles next to them. These circles are called radio buttons. The options you will see are Keyword, Citation, Party, Section, and finally Docket No. Make sure you have selected the correct jurisdiction from the jurisdiction menu drop down to the right of the search bar (it is the box with the downward pointing blue arrow); then select the radio button next to Docket No. Enter the docket number of your case and hit the blue search button. You should be able to pull up the case you are looking for.
But Where Is it Mentioned?
You’ve done your search with your keyword or keywords and you have pulled up your first result to read the case. Now where in the world are your search terms even mentioned? You can find them using the Search Terms arrows in the gray toolbar. Located just above the title when you are reading the case is a gray toolbar. Here you see options to return to results, arrows to move around your list of results documents, as well as the phrase Search Terms with arrows on either side. Clicking on either arrow will take you to the next search term above or below where you are in the case you are viewing.
Holiday Support Hours
The holiday season is here and Casemaker Support will be closed beginning December 23rd for the holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, December 27th at 8 am Eastern Standard Time. We will also be closed in observance of New Years Day on Monday, January 2nd and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd at 8 am Eastern Standard Time. We wish you all the best and hope you have a great 2017.