The State Bar of Michigan has partnered with Casemaker to bring premium state and federal research materials to you, our members, for free, to save you hundreds of dollars every month on legal research. Here are some valuable tips on how to use Casemaker.
Have you ever viewed a document in Casemaker and wanted to email it to your client or colleague? You can do that! To email a document, click on the envelope icon in the upper right-hand corner of the document in the dark gray bar. A pop-up window will appear, then select the document format (PDF, Word, or WordPerfect). Choose dual or single column format, and decide if you want to include your notes, any highlighted terms, or if you want to attach the list of citing references and any negative treatment found. Next, enter the recipient's email address (or addresses), a subject for the email, and a short message. Finally, hit the blue email button and Casemaker will email the document for you.
Make a Note of it!
You can add notes to any document you find in Casemaker. The note is unique to your account and cannot be seen by anyone else. To do so, view a document, click the “Notes” drop-down in the light gray bar, select “Add Note,” type your note in the new window that opens, then click save. Your note will be stored at the top of the document. You can use the same notes menu to determine if notes are visible or hidden. To edit the note, click the pencil icon and to delete it permanently click the “x” icon.
Statutes & Administrative Code by Citation
Below the search bar, you will find small buttons labeled Keyword, Citation, Party, Section, and Docket. If you click on the button for Section, you can then enter the citation for statutes or administrative codes and Casemaker will pull up the code section you are seeking. You can also browse administrative codes, statutes, and other materials by clicking the appropriate link under the state or federal library of your choosing.