Searching law firms...

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nigelfrost
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Searching law firms...

Postby nigelfrost » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:04 am

Does anyone know of a way to search for cases being brought by an individual firm (example: search for cases brought by the Washington office of Skadden)? Westlaw/Lexis don't seem to have that function (or, at least, not that I could see). Any websites out there that can do this?

nigelfrost
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Re: Searching law firms...

Postby nigelfrost » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:09 pm

Anyone have thoughts on this?

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tome
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Re: Searching law firms...

Postby tome » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:41 am

look up partners at the office you are interested in and then do a search using the attorney parameter in westlaw or lexis (I think they both have this feature, but I know one of them does).

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Re: Searching law firms...

Postby LurkerNoMore » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:41 pm

Lexis Terms and Connectors:

COUNSEL(Skadden)

You can also date restrict.

Save as an alert if you want to keep up to date.

If you are just looking for plaintiff side: COUNSEL(Skadden w/s "for plaintiff") will help you get there, but it's not perfect. You might try w/5 words to narrow it, but the counting in the counsel field is a bit off.

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Re: Searching law firms...

Postby nigelfrost » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:12 pm

LurkerNoMore wrote:Lexis Terms and Connectors:

COUNSEL(Skadden)

You can also date restrict.

Save as an alert if you want to keep up to date.

If you are just looking for plaintiff side: COUNSEL(Skadden w/s "for plaintiff") will help you get there, but it's not perfect. You might try w/5 words to narrow it, but the counting in the counsel field is a bit off.


Genius! I didn't even think of this! Thanks!




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