Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dockets on Bloomberg Law

Summer interns and recent graduates are often asked by their employers to locate complaints or other court documents from federal and state cases.  Did you know that Bloomberg Law has searchable case dockets, with links to PDF documents from cases in federal and many state courts?  Did you also know that Hofstra law students can continue to use their Bloomberg Law accounts all summer and for six months after graduation with no restrictions, regardless of where they are working?

Dockets on Bloomberg Law can be searched by court, docket number, keywords, case name, parties, attorney, and judge, and can be limited by date and to either open or closed cases.  To search dockets, either click "Dockets" under "Getting Started" on the Bloomberg Law home page, or use the orange "Litigation and Dockets" tab at the top of the page.  Under "Litigation and Dockets" you will also find "Docket Coverage" (a color-coded jurisdictional map with court and date coverage of U.S. and international dockets available on Bloomberg Law) and links to other dockets features.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lexis Advance Tips: How to streamline your Transactional research with the Lexis Practice Advisor

If you are interested in streamlining your transactional research, try the following tip:
Access through the Lexis Advance Research tab on the top left of the screen.  Lexis Practice Advisor contains multiple transactional law modules which provide a deeper understanding of how business transactions are negotiated and forms are drafted, from start to finish.   Access sample documents, relevant statutes, case law and secondary sources, all in one place.

(Hat tip: Antoinette Stafilas, Esq., Lexis Law school Executive)
To access Lexis Advance, click here

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