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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. 

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My Settings
Clicking on My Settings from the homepage allows you to customize Casemaker in several ways. You can set the primary email you would like to send cases to. You can set the default jurisdiction for your searches. You can also set preferred document types and page formatting as well. In addition, you can set the preferred sort method of your results from this page if you wish.



Seeing more with the Combined Link
While you are browsing administrative code, statutes, rules and other materials you may sometimes notice an italicized chapter or section title with the word combined at the end in parentheses. Clicking on this link will give you not just one statute or rule, but all the statutes or rules in that chapter or section. This is helpful if you wish to print the entire chapter or section. It is also useful if you simply do not want to be forced to navigate to each individual statute or rule and would like to view them together.



“What else cited this?”
You may notice the Citing References tab in the gray bar at the top of the case you are viewing. Citing References provides a list of every case in Casemaker that has cited the original opinion. The citing references list also shows you if any of the cases which have cited the case you are viewing have, themselves been treated negatively in subsequent cases. 

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