Researching a judge in Westlaw/Lexis?

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Researching a judge in Westlaw/Lexis?

Postby LAWYER2 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Can we research judges with our student access to West/Lexis? I noticed LexisNexis has judicial profiling option in the Total-Litigator, but it does not appear to be available to students. Haven't tried Westlaw yet however, are there any suggestions on how to proceed?

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Re: Researching a judge in Westlaw/Lexis?

Postby wired » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:03 am

LAWYER2 wrote:Can we research judges with our student access to West/Lexis? I noticed LexisNexis has judicial profiling option in the Total-Litigator, but it does not appear to be available to students. Haven't tried Westlaw yet however, are there any suggestions on how to proceed?


Westlaw, use the databased PROFILER-WLD and it will let you search for judges. You can then view their cases, reversal reports, dockets, etc.

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Re: Researching a judge in Westlaw/Lexis?

Postby LAWYER2 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:06 pm

wired wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote:Can we research judges with our student access to West/Lexis? I noticed LexisNexis has judicial profiling option in the Total-Litigator, but it does not appear to be available to students. Haven't tried Westlaw yet however, are there any suggestions on how to proceed?


Westlaw, use the databased PROFILER-WLD and it will let you search for judges. You can then view their cases, reversal reports, dockets, etc.



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Re: Researching a judge in Westlaw/Lexis?

Postby Total Litigator » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:10 pm

In Westlaw you can also include "JU(judge's name)" in the search box

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Re: Researching a judge in Westlaw/Lexis?

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:11 pm

Also, your local bar association might have a poll up on judges and you can see how local lawyers rank them.




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