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Canned Briefs

Postby jdubb990 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:27 am

Heard these can be downloaded for free. Anybody have a good resource for them?

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Oban » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:56 am

uh, Westlaw? Lexis Nexis?

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby 270910 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:58 am

Oban wrote:uh, Westlaw? Lexis Nexis?


And for the popular ones, just put the name into google. Tons of sights with briefs.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby LAWYER2 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:36 pm

I feel like an old "grandpa" trying to navigate Lexus and Westlaw. For whatever reason I get unauthorized to view cases in Lexus, and Westlaw seems to only have the cases 40% of the time. I have a SRU workshop today that is supposed to teach us how to navigate these tools.
I have been googling cases but usually only find them 25% of the time.
Best source of briefs for me has been my case brief book that accompanies my text for Contracts.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby TTH » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:06 pm

LAWYER2 wrote:I feel like an old "grandpa" trying to navigate Lexus and Westlaw. For whatever reason I get unauthorized to view cases in Lexus, and Westlaw seems to only have the cases 40% of the time.


wtf?

I've never had either of these problems just typing the cite into the respective search by cite box.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Oban » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:46 pm

if a case is in/mentioned in your book it is definitely on wexis

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby eandy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:25 pm

TTH wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote:I feel like an old "grandpa" trying to navigate Lexus and Westlaw. For whatever reason I get unauthorized to view cases in Lexus, and Westlaw seems to only have the cases 40% of the time.


wtf?

I've never had either of these problems just typing the cite into the respective search by cite box.

His school might be like mine. Somehow we are blocked from a majority of the things on the site until Spring semester because they want us to learn to do things on our own/with physical books first.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby LAWYER2 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:44 pm

I've only been searching via parties names in Westlaw, :x so searching by citations is the preferred method??
Lexus, still gives me errors, but I plan to find out WTH I'm doing wrong with this SRU class tonight.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby alllucknotalent » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:14 pm

type the case as cited in your book into citation on the homepage of lexisnexus/lawschool

click the brief box

click search

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Oban » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:34 pm

eandy wrote:
TTH wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote:I feel like an old "grandpa" trying to navigate Lexus and Westlaw. For whatever reason I get unauthorized to view cases in Lexus, and Westlaw seems to only have the cases 40% of the time.


wtf?

I've never had either of these problems just typing the cite into the respective search by cite box.

His school might be like mine. Somehow we are blocked from a majority of the things on the site until Spring semester because they want us to learn to do things on our own/with physical books first.



Your school sounds like it's got a serious case of FAIL going there.

anyway, i suggest google, you can search court cases via google government, not everything but the major ones.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby eandy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:37 pm

Oban wrote:
eandy wrote:
TTH wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote:I feel like an old "grandpa" trying to navigate Lexus and Westlaw. For whatever reason I get unauthorized to view cases in Lexus, and Westlaw seems to only have the cases 40% of the time.


wtf?

I've never had either of these problems just typing the cite into the respective search by cite box.

His school might be like mine. Somehow we are blocked from a majority of the things on the site until Spring semester because they want us to learn to do things on our own/with physical books first.



Your school sounds like it's got a serious case of FAIL going there.

anyway, i suggest google, you can search court cases via google government, not everything but the major ones.

When your internet is down, or you work for the summer with someone who doesn't have Lexis, enjoy your FAIL.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Oban » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:16 am

Uh, why would i be enjoying the fail? Just because our school lets us use wexis doesn't mean they don't force us to learn and use text based research, you do know that a lot of small firms either cannot afford wexis and a lot of big firms wan't you to be uber efficient in your research. Understanding text based research can save a lot of money and lead to a offer at the end of a SA.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:51 pm

disco_barred wrote:
Oban wrote:uh, Westlaw? Lexis Nexis?


And for the popular ones, just put the name into google. Tons of sights with briefs.

You're a comedian, Disco.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Black-Blue » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:15 pm

LAWYER2 wrote:I've only been searching via parties names in Westlaw, :x so searching by citations is the preferred method??
Lexus, still gives me errors, but I plan to find out WTH I'm doing wrong with this SRU class tonight.

Lexis/Westlaw won't have British Cases.

British Cases are those that have strange names for judges, like "Master of Rolls"

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby Renzo » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:10 pm

eandy wrote:When your internet is down, or you work for the summer with someone who doesn't have Lexis, enjoy your FAIL.

You show me a law firm/counsel's office that doesn't have access to either Lexis/Westlaw, bet you I'll show you some malpractice being committed.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby 20160810 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:11 am

IMO the casenote books are easily worth the ~$30 they cost.

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Re: Canned Briefs

Postby 270910 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:19 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
disco_barred wrote:
Oban wrote:uh, Westlaw? Lexis Nexis?


And for the popular ones, just put the name into google. Tons of sights with briefs.

You're a comedian, Disco.


No just kind of a moron really :-/




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