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Using Citators: Is Your Law Still Valid?: Home

Learn how and why to use citators (Shepards and KeyCite) to verify and update your law.

Updating Outline

I. Why do we update?

II. Westlaw - KeyCite

a. Caselaw

Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Find 416 Mass. 825, 626 N.E.2d 870 and fill out Keycite Exercise

b. Statutes

18 U.S.C. § 4248

III. Lexis - Shepard's

a. Caselaw

Wright v. Shriner's Hospital

Find 440 Mass. 309, 798 N.E.2d 941 and fill out Shepard's Exercise

b. Statute

Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 149 sec. 152A

Databases

Exercise 1

Register for LexisNexis & Westlaw Training

Register for LexisNexis Classes (you will need to log in), or click Access training calendar from the LexisNexis lawschool page.

Register for Westlaw Classes (you will need to log in), or click Training Calendar from the Westlaw lawschool page.

Exercise 2