Shepard’s Citations Service from LexisNexis has always allowed you to Shepardize® and get up-to-date comprehensive analyses of case law, statutes, regulations, administrative decisions, and more via the Lexis Advance® service. Now, Shepard’s offers Reason for Shepard’s Signal™ at Lexis Advance so you can see which citing reference had the strongest influence on the Shepard’s treatment.
Shepard’s continues to pioneer new features and enhancements that allow lawyers to find what they need as quickly as possible and ensures that they’re locating the most on-point authority.
Shepard’s also provides attorneys with a deeper look at the treatment of cases: learn where courts follow only specific points of law or follow one point of law yet overrule another in the very same case.
When you click the Reason for Shepard’s Signal within a full-text case, you’ll quickly see the top citing reference for your case and why the Shepard’s Signal indicator was assigned—all without leaving the case window. You can also review the top reference within the context of the case, see your cited case’s headnotes, and get reference materials and research tips.
Shepard’s also provides one-of-a-kind graphical analysis of cases so you can see trends across courts and time periods and quickly spot splits of authority.
LexisNexis has also dramatically expanded the availability of documents in the “About this Document” section—over 20 million related court documents are now available.
Finally, LexisNexis now provides greater access to trial court content, including trial court orders, briefs, and motions.
How to Get It
LexisNexis offers a 7-day free trial of Shepard’s Citations Service. If you are already a Lexis Advance user, you have access to the Reason for Shepard’s Signal feature at no extra charge.