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Casemaker Weekly - March 15th

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  
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Casemaker Webinars

This free webinar provides an overview of how to use the new updated Casemaker research library to your best advantage. Topics covered include research techniques, resources, saving research results, creating folders, adding notes to documents and many more time-saving techniques. This online demonstration of Casemaker’s latest features will assist lawyers in using the library most effectively, whether they are new to Casemaker or have used it in the past. Just click on the Webinar link at the top right while in Casemaker to register.

Using the asterisk * or suffix search

Sometimes you need to locate cases with not just one specific word, but other possible endings of that word as well. Perhaps you are looking for cases and statutes about drilling a well without a permit. You can start with a search such as drill well “without a permit” but that will not include results with the words drilled and drilling. Using the asterisk tells the Casemaker system to find documents which have the characters before the asterisk but any ending. So drill* well “without a permit” will pull up documents with driller, drilling, drilled and so on.

Adding Notes

The Note function is located in the light gray toolbar when you are viewing a document. You can add a note to any document within Casemaker. This note is specific to your account and cannot be seen by any other accounts, and you can add as many notes to as many documents as like. To add a note, click the Notes drop-down box, and select Add Note. A new window will appear where you can type in your note. Click SAVE when you are finished. The note is stored at the top of the document. Using the Notes menu, you can choose whether the notes are hidden or on display. To edit a note you’ve created, just click the pencil icon and make the necessary changes. To delete a note, click the corresponding ‘X’

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