For if you Shepardize
Shreveport, you will find that every case following it from its announcement in 1914 up to the mid-1930s involved regulation of a business affected with a public interest: railroads").
170) The District Court commented adversely on this failure: "For counsel to have been unaware of those cases means that they did not Shepardize
their principal authority, Seely, as early as February 1984, Shepard lists Pisano under Seely as 'distinguished'.
The legal research and writing class, we spent time, you know, not only did we learn how to cite things--and there was a definite period of time in the classes where we spent time, learning how to read through The Bluebook and know how to cite things, and know where to find the instruction on how to cite different sources, but we spent time learning in the library--being taken there, physically shown the books after a class discussion of this is what you do, this is what you are going to go look for, this is where you are going to find the cite, this is where you are going to go and Shepardize
that cite .
There is no dedicated paralegal support staff to cite-check, Shepardize
, or perfect formatting.
I performed an analogous search on LexisNexis using its Shepardize
They tell time using their Blackberries, they shepardize
cases almost instantly on their computers, and they work as readily from home in their bathrobes as from the office.
Lexis also has a free-to-download app that allows users the ability to a) get a case and b) Shepardize
it; however, it is not a free service (just a free app) and a current Lexis username and password is required.
Maybe I should not advocate that because about half of the time when I read or Shepardize
a case some lawyer has put into a motion or brief after getting the cite from an online source, it actually favors my client.
Check the case cites, and Key Cite or Shepardize