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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


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Meaning of Symbols

Exercise 1

Exercise 2