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To enter your search, select the appropriate Search Form from the drop down menu on the top right of the home screen.


You can choose from:

Advanced Search -  to narrow your search to a particular folder, case or section.

  • When you select the Advanced Search form, the Table of Contents will display check boxes next to the headings.
  • The check boxes allow you to limit your search to the folders or sections that you wish to search.
  • Simply enter the words you wish to search for, check the appropriate box(es) in the Table of Contents and click 'search'.
  • The Advanced Search includes a Query Syntax Summary to help you enter your query correctly.
  • To show words around hits, select the number of words to include in the pull-down box.

Catchlines Search - to search for term(s) in the index documents.

  • Index documents consist of a collection of catchlines from similarly classified cases, including a link to the full-text judgment.
  • To search, you can enter a word or phrase, and/or a court, and/or a date range and click 'search'.
  • The 'or search' check box option allows you to expand your search to include search results for at least one of your terms.
  • The 'phrase search' check box option will treat your search terms as a phrase.
  • To show words around hits, select the number of words to include in the pull-down box.

Case Law Search - to search for term(s) within the cases.

  • Enter a word or phrase, and/or a court, and/or a judge, and/or a date range and click 'search'.
  • The 'or search' check box allows you to broaden your search to find cases in which at least one of your search terms appears.
  • The 'phrase search' check box will treat your search terms as a phrase.
  • To show words around hits, select the number of words to include in the pull-down box.

Case Name Search -  to locate a case by party name.

  • If you know the name of the case, simply enter the name in the box provided and click 'search'.
  • A 'date range' option is also provided to further narrow the search to a specific date range, as there can be cases with the same name.

Citation Search -  to go to a particular case or page of a case.

  • Simply enter the Volume number, Page number, choose the relevant series from the pull-down menu and then click 'search'.

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