It also deletes the appendix on Shepardizing
Shifting minor routines to Secretaries or Word Processing departments (pulling cases, statutes, Shepardizing
, cite checking, monitoring dockets, etc.
8) Gone are the days of hunting for principles of law in a digest or Shepardizing
a case for ones with similar facts.
Keyciting and Shepardizing
are also critical to ensure the law you cite is still valid.
the CFR citation on Lexis or Keyciting it on Westlaw will also do this in some, but not all, circumstances.
two searches: 1) shepardizing
Lands Council and 2) performing a search
the opinion establishes that thirty-one cases have cited Citrin since the decision was issued in March 2006.
This Rule has particular applicability in cases where a lawyer has done some research, but failed to perform a basic task, such as Shepardizing
The days of getting eye strain from Shepardizing
cases are gone; computerized tools replace the red books and scattered pamphlets you remember with fear and loathing.
Given this phenomenon of the non-citation of Buckley, there may well be other areas of the law where Buckley has had a significant influence; those areas, however, could only be located by shepardizing
not only Buckley, but all its progeny, a task beyond our limited resources.
After reading the full text of any authority relied on and shepardizing
it (if appropriate), the researcher should document the research with a working paper, memorandum or opinion letter.
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