Searching for Common Legal Phrases

Nexis Uni® automatically interprets many common legal phrases, such as limited liability partnership or summary judgment, as phrases, rather than as individual search terms. However, if you want to be sure a phrase you are searching for is interpreted as a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example:

"right to work"

You can enclose any text in quotation marks to find documents containing that exact text. Quotation marks can also be used to ensure you find documents containing the singular and the plural of a search term.


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"scrivener’s error" Documents containing the exact text scrivener's error
dismissal w/15 "employee" or "employees" Documents containing the term dismissal within 15 words of either the text employee or employees