Answered By: APUS Librarians Last Updated: Sep 24, 2019 Views: 562
If you have the case’s citation, simply paste it into the main search box and click the red magnifying glass (include only the reporter and page numbers—no need to include the parties or year of the decision):
If you have no citation, the best way to find the case is to try a Document Segment or Field Search with the names of the parties. First, click Advanced Search, beneath the main search box:
At the Advanced Search page, click the “Select a specific content type” dropdown at the top of the page, and click “Cases”:
Now, scroll down to the bottom “Document Segments/Fields” section of the Advanced Search form. “Party” will be the first field available to search. Include the name of at least one party, or include both parties with the Boolean connector “and.” The top search box will automatically create your search:
Click the magnifying glass to receive your results. You may need to do some filtering, if the names of the parties are common or if the same case was heard in various courts.
Visit this page for directions on how to find a legal case using Fastcase.
View this Introduction to Nexis Uni video to learn how to use Nexis Uni more effectively. For more information on legal studies resources at APUS, visit the Legal Studies & Paralegal Studies Program Guide.
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