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This comprehensive web-based legal research system is similar to LexisNexis® and Westlaw®. Recently upgraded, Casemaker now includes all 50 states plus relevant federal materials.
Casemaker is simple, easy to use, and offers you materials and tools others charge thousands for - but you get it for free for as long as you’re a member of the Bar Association of Erie County! (And no, there IS no catch.)
Casemaker includes Case law, statutes, rules, codes, secondary materials and more for all 50 states as well as the Federal system.
Holiday Closure Notice
Casemaker will be closed Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day. We will reopen Tuesday, May 29th at 8 am EST.
Casemaker now simplifies searching by limiting your search to the level of hierarchy you are on. If you browse to chapter 5 in your state statute and type a search in the search bar - you will only get results from within chapter 5.
Printing in Casemaker
While viewing a document in Casemaker, you will notice a set of icons on the far right in the dark gray toolbar. Print, which looks like a desktop printer, will give you a number of options for printing the document.
After clicking the icon for Print, you can choose the document format you are printing to. You can also choose if you would like to print the case in single or dual column layout. You can include highlighting for the terms you searched for, print the citing references, as well as the negative treatment if you have Case Check + access. Here you can attach your notes as well as a cover page. Once you are done you can click the blue Print button and the system will give you document to print out in the format you selected.