Friday, August 21, 2009
Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law: Shepardizing A Case
In the land of legal research there is a process called "Shepardizing A Case." "Legal Research" By Elias & Levinkind describes shepardizing a case as: "The process of identifying all published cases that have referred to (cited) an earlier case. The process helps to garner information about why the earlier case was cited by the later cases...You can use this list to: (1) See if the case was affirmed, modified, or reversed by a higher court. (2) See if other cases affect the value of the case as precedent or persuasive authority. (3) Find other cases that may help your argument or give you better answers to your question."