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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2022     Views: 793

To "Shepardize" a case is to trace case history that refers to the selected case.  Nexis Uni uses Shepard's Signal Indicators to provide context about point of law authority. Legal standing and authority can change over time, and it is important to verify that the points of law within cases are still valid, or "good law."  Shepard's Reports provide a comprehensive review of cases, statutes, secondary sources and annotations that cite the case's authority and validate the case's point of law. 



How to Shepardize a Case:  This video will provide an introduction of how to Shepardize a case in Nexis Uni

Or follow these steps:

1. Use these instructions to find the legal case you’d like to Shepardize.

2.Once you’ve found the case, look for a small, colorful symbol beside the case’s citation. This is referred to as the Shepard’s Symbol. Click on the symbol to see all of the citing decisions for your case. A complete list of Shepard's Signals and what they indicate is available here.

3. To view the treatment of a case, click on the Shepardize this document link under the Shepard's® box located on the right panel. This will provide a comprehensive list of treatment, if available. 


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