A term used in the legal profession to describe the process of using a citator to discover the history of a case or statute to determine whether it is still good law.

The expression is derived from the act of using Shepard's Citations. An individual checking a citation by shepardizing a case will be able to find out various information, such as how often the opinion has been followed in later cases and whether a particular case has been overruled or modified.


Shepard's® Citations.

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It also deletes the appendix on Shepardizing in print.
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.
two searches: 1) shepardizing Lands Council and 2) performing a search
Shepardizing 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.