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Advanced Evidence: Researching Dockets and Briefs


Tracking Rule Changes

Among research platforms, Westlaw and Lexis have the best tools for tracking changes to rules such as the Rules of Evidence.


Rules Update Orders

Database on Westlaw that aggregates court orders that update rules.  Limit searches by jurisdiction or search across multiple federal and state jurisdictions. 




Citator Alert

To track changes to a specific rule, use a citator alert on Westlaw. 



Publication Alert 

To track changes across rules in a jurisdiction, use a publication alert on Lexis. 




Rules of Evidence Newsletter

Available on Westlaw.  Save as a favorite source to return to easily or create a publication alert  to be notified of new issues.