Casemaker4 2019-06-03T07:12:22-04:00

The Casemaker4 Legal Research System combines current and comprehensive primary law coverage with advanced search engine capabilities, so you get accurate, on-point answers to your legal research questions.

Featuring full Federal and 50-state primary law coverage that is often more current than that provided by higher cost legal research services, Casemaker4 is known for the completeness, accuracy and currency of its content collections.

Of particular note is Casemaker’s handling of statutory data. Once a bill becomes law, Casemaker’s editors obtain the legislation and work it into the existing code or compilation along with notes detailing the authority for changes, including links to the full text of amending, enacting or repealing legislation. All versions of statutes are set out with clear notes as to their effective dates, contingent effectiveness, or conflicting provisions.

Casemaker updates content continuously. Cases handed down today are added to the database and made available to users by morning. Cited references in the cases are linked. Upon pagination, the cases include both regional reporter and, if applicable, any official reporter pagination. In addition, Casemaker continually adds content and will work with partners, such as bar associations, to add specific sources the partner believes would be useful to its members.

The Casemaker4 interface includes features normally available only in more expensive systems, such as interactive organizing capability, client tracking, folders, research history, document note facility, etc. All of Casemaker’s 25 million documents are fully searchable on Casemaker4 and can be searched in their entirety or in any single or combination of jurisdiction(s).

Universal Search Bar

The search bar is conveniently located at the top of every page, inviting you to conduct your search using either simple or complex search language, or with an expanded search input box through the Advanced Search option. Once the results are delivered, Casemaker4 offers intuitive “search-within-a-search-capability” to further narrow your results.


Casemaker4 is filled with organizational features that make it more than just a research library with a fast search engine. With Casemaker4, you can create individual folders to store your research, and they can be renamed, reorganized, or deleted with just a few clicks. And, with a special notes feature, Casemaker4 makes it possible to write, post, and save notes directly to the documents being viewed.

Advanced Search A search page specifically designed for case law “fielded” searching to include, but not limited to: attorney, court, judge, panel and date decided.

Alerts A feature that enables you to track a search query, case, statute or other documents, and then alerts you to any new developments, with updates delivered to your inbox.

Annotator A tab available when viewing a statute, admin code, or court rules that lists other documents (case, statutes, etc.) that cite the document being viewed. ‘Search Within Results’ and ‘Subsection Searching’ features are available on the Annotator tab to assist in narrowing the list of documents to review.

Archive Currently Casemaker4 has archived data for statutes, admin codes, and rules, and will soon include archived versions of state constitutions. There is an ‘Archive’ on each state page which allows for navigation and searching by data type. Archived data can also be viewed using the “Tree View” browse interface.

Browse Interface (Tree View & List View) A browse interface allows a user to navigate to a particular document via a multi-level hierarchy. Casemaker4 has two such styles of interface: A list view, which shows documents in a standard clickable list format; and a tree view, which presents documents in in an expandable/contractible directory structure.

Citing References & Cited Cases When viewing search results in a case law library, the number of cases that cite the case in question, referred to as “Citing References,” is provided as part of the result set in the right margin. In addition, a “Citing Cases Graph” is also available which provides a graphic display of the citing cases, by count, on a timeline. Once in the graph, a user can pick a point in time to see the citing cases and link to them if desired.

Client/Matter Tracking Users may track searches and time spent by client and/or a particular matter.

[Combined] Pages This feature, available in statutes, constitutions and rules and regulations, combines all the content within a hierarchy into a single viewable/printable page. It is available for any hierarchy level that has direct “children” with content such as a combined listing of all sections within a chapter. The [Combined] link can be found as the first browse link under a hierarchy, if available for that hierarchy level.

Copy with Citation and Shareable Link “Copy with Citation” allows the user to highlight a section of text from a document and copy the content to the user’s clipboard along with an official citation. A User can also choose to select text and “Copy with a Shareable Link.” A hyperlink is included with the text in the user’s clipboard that allows any person (even a non-Casemaker user) to view the complete text of the linked case.

Folders This feature allows a user to save documents for future reference so they need not search for them repeatedly. Users may create and name folders and sub-folders.

Go To Section This feature, exclusive to structured material (statutes, regulations, court rules, constitutions, etc.), allows the user to enter a section number or citation (in Cite As note format) and be taken directly to that section in document view mode – unlike a section search which presents a search result page. If a subsection designator is added the user will be taken directly to that highlighted subsection similar to using the GoTo Subsection feature in document view. In other words, the Go To Section feature allows a user to navigate directly to any section or subsection in a single click.

Jurisdiction Selection Users may specify the jurisdiction(s) to access when running a search. A user may make the selection for the current session, or set a default selection for all sessions in the ‘My Settings’ page.

History This feature allows automatically saves a user’s searches and notates that record with any associated client or matter.

Linked Content Casemaker4 strives to link every official citation in primary law content. Thus, if you are viewing a statute, and there is a reference to another statute, case or act within Casemaker, the citation will be accessible by clicking on the link.

My Settings This page allows the user to permanently (across user sessions) set system preferences for commonly used features, such as which data type(s) to search. Options include:

  • Search State (jurisdiction)
  • Search Data Type
  • Search Result Sort Preference
  • E-mail Id for sending emails
  • Print Options
  • Default Browse View

Notes Users can permanently post private notes directly to the document being viewed, edit them, and print them.

Saved Searches After running a search, the user may click the ‘Save Search’ link there by saving that search to the ‘My Saved Searches’ page. This page has the saved search for reuse if desired, along with the time it was saved and Client or Matter (if selected.

Search Tips The Casemaker4 search menu now incorporates a “Search Tips” feature that lists available Boolean operators and search types, with examples of each.

Structured Material & Subsections All statutes, constitutions, rules and regulations are fully structured with appropriate indentation for subsections and subdivisions, making them easy to read and cite (hovering over a subsection lists the full subsection cite). In addition, all documents that contain subsections have a “GoTo” dropdown list so a user can quickly navigate to any subsection in the document.

SuperCode SuperCode is a feature that alerts a user that a statute has been affected by current legislation, even though those changes have not yet been effectuated in the statute. The alert consists of a message at the top of the content and a corresponding “SuperCode” tab that contains the relevant legislative act.

Type Ahead Predictive “type ahead” functionality saves you time by providing potential search queries as you type, based on your input.

Videos & Webinars Casemaker provides both helpful videos and live webinars.

Bankruptcy Opinions Board of Immigration Appeals Circuit Opinions Code of Federal Regulations Constitution Court of Appeals – Armed Forces

Court of Appeals – Veteran’s Claims Court of Claims Court of International Trade District Court Opinions Federal Court Rules Federal Rules Decisions

Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation NTSB Decisions Public Laws Supreme Court Opinions Tax Court United States Code

Appellate Court of the Confederated Salish And Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Tribes Pablo, Montana

Appellate Court of the Hopi Tribe Hopi Jurisdiction Keanis Canyon, Arizona

Burns Paiute Court of Appeals

Chehalis Appellate Court Chehalis Indian Reservation Oakville, Washington

Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal

Cherokee Supreme Court Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Cherokee. North Carolina

Chitimacha Indian Tribal Court of Appeals Tribe of Louisiana

Colville Confederated Tribes Court of Appeals

Coquille Indian Tribal Court

Court of Appeals of the Navajo Nation Window Rock, Arizona

Coushatta Tribal Court Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Crow Court of Appeals in And For the Crow Reservation Crow Agency, Montana

Devils Lake Sioux Tribal Court

Fort Mcdowell Tribal Court of Appeals Fort Mcdowell Mohave-Apache Indian Community, Arizona

Fort Peck Court of Appeals Assiniboine And Sioux Tribes

Grand Traverse Band Tribal Court of Appeals

Hoh Tribal Court of Appeals Hoh Indian Reservation Forks, Washington

Hoopa Valley Court of Appeals

Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court

Hualapai Court of Appeals Hualapai Nation

Kalispel Court of Appeals Kalispel Indian Reservation

Klamath Supreme Court

Kootenai Tribal Court of Appeals Kootenai Indian Reservatio

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Appellate Court

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Appeals Court

Lummi Tribal Court of Appeals Lummi Indian Reservation Bellingham, Washington

Makah Tribal Court in Neah Bay, Washington

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court

Metlakatla Indian Community Court of Appeals

Mohegan Gaming Disputes Trial Court of Appeals

Mohegan Tribal Court of Appeals

Muckleshoot Tribal Court of Appeals Muckleshoot Indian Reservation Auburn, Washington

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court

Nisqually Tribal Court Nisqually Indian Reservation Olympia, Washington

Non-Removable Mille Lacs And of Chippewa Indians District of Nay-Ay-Shing in the Court of Central Jursidiction Court of Appeals

Nooksack Tribal Court Of Appeals Nooksack Indian Reservation Deming, Washington

Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals

Nez Perce Tribal Court of Appeals Nez Perce Indian Reservation Lapwai, Idaho

Oneida Appeals Commission

Port Gamble S’klallam Court of Appeals

Penobscot Nation Judicial System Appellate Division

Puyallup Nation Court

Quileute Tribal Court of Appeals Quileute Indian Reservation La Push, Washington

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court

Samish Court of Appeals Samish Indian Nation Anacortes, Washington

Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court of Appeals

Shoalwater Bay Appellate Court Shoalwater Bay Reservation Tokeland, Washington

Shoshone-Bannock Court of Appeals Fort Hall Reservation Fort Hall, Idaho

Skokomish Tribal Court of Appeals Skokomish Indian Reservation Shelton, Washington

Spokane Tribal Court of Appeals

Squaxin Island Tribal Court Squaxin Island Indian Reservation Shelton, Washington

Suquamish Tribal Court of Appeals

Swinomish Tribal Court Swinomish Indian Reservation Laconner, Washington

Tribal Court Appellate Division Passamaquoddy Tribe

Tribal Court For the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon

Tribal Court of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua And Siuslaw Indians

Tulalip Tribal Court of Appeals Tulalip Indian Reservation Marysville, Washington

Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Court Tunica-Biloxi Nation

Turtle Mountain Tribal Court of Appeals Belcourt, North Dakota

Upper Skagit Court of Appeals Upper Skagit Indian Reservation Sedro Woolley, Washington

Yurok Tribal Court of Appeals Yurok Indian Reservation Klamath, California

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