As a special thanks for inciting the wrath of everyone favoring tort reform who reads this blog, I present to you a money-saving link. Seriously.
Back in November, Google Scholar started making case law searches available for free.
Now you can type in a case citation or a search topic and can get cases mentioning the topic as well as citations to the cases and links to other related topics. See the screen grab below when I clicked on the first link from a search using the term “tort reform.” Going to the Advanced Search allows you to limit your search to specific jurisdictions.
Maybe now you can drop those subscriptions to WestLaw and Lexis. The yacht payments are coming due soon, you know.
By the way, the site isn’t just for attorneys. Anyone can use the site to find case law information that has been unavailable or difficult to obtain up until this point.
And … the site also does a great job at searching scientific papers as well.