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Trying to keep tabs on a case and not sure how. You can follow a case on Lexis Advance by creating and assigning alerts to cases. Throughout the remainder of the post you will be taught:
- What is an alert?
- Types of alerts you can create
- Setting different types of alerts
What is an alert?
An alert is a search you have created that have you have set to run automatically on a pre-determined schedule. You can have the results delivered to you in the format of your choosing.
- Follow any legal, news, pending legislation, topic or issue on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
- Receive regular updates on citing authorities with Shepard’s Alerts
- Can receive all the news articles from a certain publication or group of publications (on any schedule)
- Can be notified immediately of impact to statues due to legislation
- Can monitor the news, cases, legislation on a legal topic or specific practice area
Types of Alerts to Create
There are different types of alerts you can create, the two that will be covered are:
- Shepard’s Alert
- Documents from a single source or custom group of sources you create
Setting different types of alerts
When creating a Shepard’s Alert, enter the case you are looking for into the search bar. Select the document want.
Once selected, look to the right-hand side and click “Shepardize this document”, (see above).
It will then take you to the following screen (see above). Click on the clock icon to create you alert.
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