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user presented with a display of all cited cases and a determination as to the validity of each case. Brilliant!
CAN CASEMAKER HELP ME TO ORGANIZE MY RESEARCH
Funny you should ask. One of the tools available to Casemaker users is a system of custom folders that allows the
user to store links to any material found online within the
folders. The folders can be identified by client or any other
designation. While looking at a list of cases, for instance,
the user can open or create a client folder and then, through
a standard “drag-and-drop” procedure, put the link to any
relevant cases or codes into that folder. Retrieving the links
and managing the folders is very easy and the user can
store the folders on Casemaker for any period of time at
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR ME TO IMPROVE MY CASE-
MAKER RESEARCH SKILLS?
Casemaker provides several help and support functions
that should help any user get better at legal research, re-
gardless of current skill level. There are a few instruction
videos on the Casemaker home page that can be used for
a “just in time” reminder on a variety of aspects of using
Casemaker. There is also a schedule of webinars posted on the
home page that will allow you to sign up for an introductory
class or a review at a time convenient for you. The webinars are
presented live, so there is an opportunity to ask questions and
get clarifications on any issues.
There is an extensive user guide online that is hyperlinked to
allow the user to jump to any portion of the manual for easy consultation on questions. And customer service is only a toll-free
phone call away. Give them a call with either a technical question
or a substantive legal question if you need help in formulating a
particularly thorny research request.
But the best way for you to improve your skills on Casemaker
is to PLAY!
As a member of the WSBA, you have free access to Casemaker;
there is no time charge and there is no fee associated with the
searches. That means that you can feel free to experiment: try
searching in different ways and using different techniques to
get your answers.
If you are accustomed to using the “‘free text” search method,
try the same search using the Boolean Connectors — there is a list
of connectors posted on the home page. For example, if you conduct a “free text” search for the term eviction notice, see what results you get, then try again with evict* w/8 noti*. (If you are not
familiar with those “connectors," look on the Casemaker home