Casemaker, the Colorado Bar Association’s free legal research member benefit, will be upgraded on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, to provide new features and functionality that will greatly improve users’ legal research experience.
Users will have three months to explore the new interface before the old Casemaker 2.2 version goes away for good. When using the New Casemaker, if you find yourself stumped, assistance is just a phone call away at (877) 659-0801, or revert to Casemaker 2.2 by clicking on the “Return to 2.2” link at the top of the New Casemaker search window. You can also call the CBA’s Casemaker Hotline for assistance at (303) 860-1115, and ask for Reba Nance or Lauren Eisenbach.
To make the transition easier, the CBA has created a video tutorial, specifically tailored for Colorado attorneys. The tutorial is broken down by chapters, allowing you to easily locate the information you need. In addition, trainings are available in person and via webinar.
The new version of Casemaker offers many improved features. Here are just a few:
- Faster search results with a single, Google-like search field
- Personalized search history—save and reuse your searches
- Create folders to save your searches and cases and organize your research
- Results can be filtered by most relevant, most cited, and date decided
- Adjustable font sizes for easier viewing
Find the complete list of features here. As you explore the latest version of this member benefit, take advantage of the many video tutorials (one provided below), and access the schedule of upcoming trainings.