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.
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
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.
Shepard's and Shepardize are registered trademarks and Shepardizing and SHEPARD's FOCUS is a trademark of Shepard's Company.
You have to eliminate outdated law, and I recommend Shepardizing early, as soon as you find one or more cases which seem to have answered your question, whether pro or con.
The appendices discuss Shepardizing and cite checking, citation, and includes sample memoranda.
80) The statistics were obtained by shepardizing the Croson case on LEXIS.
I worked feverishly, shepardizing all reported cases under die West key number for "Negligence.