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Shepardize

n. a method of locating reports of appeals decisions based on prior precedents from Shepard's Citations, books which list the volume and page number of published reports of every appeals court decision which cites a previously decided case or a statute. Shepard's exists for all sets of reports of appeals cases, and is updated every month with supplemental booklets. While it looks like a mathematician's book of tables, Shepard's Citations is an invaluable tool in finding appeals decisions which either follow, distinguish or deviate from prior case law. (See: reports)

Shepardize

the exercise of using a proprietary system in the USA for ensuring that a case has not been overturned, criticized, or distinguished by subsequent court decisions and for finding additional cases that stand for the same legal principle, or address similar legal issues. It is therefore a form of CITATOR.
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It is inexcusable for any lawyer to fail, as a matter of routine, to Shepardize all cited cases (a process that has been made much simpler today than it was in the past .