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This comprehensive web-based legal research system is similar to LexisNexis® and Westlaw®. Recently upgraded, Casemaker now includes all 50 states plus relevant federal materials.
Casemaker is simple, easy to use, and offers you materials and tools others charge thousands for - but you get it for free for as long as you’re a member of the Bar Association of Erie County! (And no, there IS no catch.)
Casemaker includes Case law, statutes, rules, codes, secondary materials and more for all 50 states as well as the Federal system.
Using the asterisk * or suffix search
Using the asterisk tells the Casemaker system to find documents which have the characters before the asterisk but any ending. So drill* will pull up documents with driller, drilling, drilled and so on.
Using proximity search
If you type in the word tax and the word annuity in the search bar Casemaker will pull up every document that has the word tax and the word annuity in it. Sadly that may not be what you are looking for. Proximity searches are great for getting closer to the issue. When using Casemaker w/ means “within” so w/5 would mean within five words. So for example, if you wanted to find cases where the word tax was mentioned near the word annuity you could enter tax w/5 annuity. If you wanted to find tax mentioned a bit further from annuity you could try tax w/25 annuity.
Casemaker discounts with LegalResearch.com
Casemaker users get a 10% discount off expert research, writing and analysis solutions from Legalresearch.com with code 0313. Click on “Memos, Briefs, and Discovery” on the left side of the home page to get started.