Search Cases By Citation

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The JuriSearch® search engine recognizes official citations only (California Supreme Court Cases -- Cal.2d, Cal.3d, Cal.4th and California Appellate Cases -- Cal.App.2d, Cal.App.3d, and Cal.App.4th). It does not search for parallel cites such as California Reporter or Pacific Reporter.

  1. If you have the correct citation, type the volume and page number in the appropriate boxes. For example, for Xuereb v. Marcus & Millichap, Inc. (1992) 3 Cal.App.4th 1338, you would type 3 in the Vol. box and you would type 1338 in the Page box.

  2. All databases are selected by default. To search only one database, click on the database you want to search. Since the Xuereb case is a Cal.App.4th case, we will select California 4th Series Cases. This database will remain highlighted.
  3. Daily Opinions are not listed in this database because Daily Opinions do not yet carry an official citation.
  4. If you do not have the correct citation or if you only have an inside page, use another search method such as Party Name, Keyword Search, Advanced Search or Natural Language Search. DO NOT search By Citation.
  5. Click on "Find It!"
  6. A new screen with your Search Results will appear.

  7. The Search Results tell you how many Hits you have.
  8. Below the Hits is a Results Map which becomes significant when conducting a Keyword Search or Advanced Search.
  9. To see the results of your search, click on Click Here to View Results.
  10. The results of your search will appear in two frames. In the left frame is a Table of Contents with your citation. In the right frame is the case.

  11. To view the case in full screen, click on the Document icon in the bottom frame.
  12. The case in full screen will appear.

  13. To return to the double screen with citation in the left frame and the case in the right frame, click on Browse in the bottom frame.
  14. To view the Table of Contents in full screen, click on the Contents icon in the bottom frame.
  15. If you want to retrieve a California case cited within the case you are reading, place your cursor directly on the citation and click on the citation.

  16. The new case will appear.
  17. To return to the original case, simply place the cursor on the Back arrow on your browser's toolbar, and you will return to your original case. [Note: This option works only for California cases and U.S. Supreme Court cases.]
  18. For printing instructions, click here.
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Updated January 2000
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