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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. 

Free Introduction to Casemaker Training Sessions

Moreover, Casemaker maintains its own cite-checking service (called Casecheck+), which works like Shephard’s® and KeyCite® to notify you instantly of negative treatment. 

Our members will also have access to two additional time saving features: 

  • CiteCheck – which instantly analyzes any citations in any brief and alerts you to both positive and negative treatment of the cited cases; and
  • Casemaker Digest, which allows members to receive daily summaries of the latest state and federal appellate decisions (within 12-24 hours of publication), classified by practice area.

Members, click here to go to Casemaker