Shepard's® Report Page
Your Shepard's® report is displayed in four sections, which you can access using the links on the left side of the page:
All of the tabs display the word Shepard's, followed by the citation's signal, name, and other information above the tabs. Below the tabs is a statement as to whether or not there is any negative appellate history, as well as buttons to let you choose whether to view your results as a List or as a Map in Appellate, or as a Grid in Citing Decisions. See Map or Grid for more information about these options. Clicking the Show on map link from the List view focuses the resulting map on that specific item.
Use the pagination arrows and Items per page drop-down list to navigate through the results.
This page provides the case's history in as many numeric listings as may be required.
Appellate History is presented in an "outline" format, where indentations are used to identify the direct relationships between the listed cases.
The search form is displayed at the top of your results so you can modify the terms, content, or topics you want to search, and run the search again.
Other Citing Sources
This page displays all of the types listed in the heading associated with this report.
Types of information include: Citing Law Reviews, Treatises, Annotated Statutes, Court Documents, Restatements, and other Secondary Sources
Table of Authorities
The Shepard's table of authorities provides another tool to help you determine the validity and usefulness of a legal document for your legal research. The Shepard's table of authorities for a case tells you the subsequent treatment of each of the cited references supporting the case.
Clicking the case name link takes you to the cited case. Clicking the first reference link takes you to where your case first mentioned the cited case.
This option lets you view the relationships between the items in the Appellate History.
This image provides an example of a Shepard's Map.
Citing Decisions Grid
The complete set of citing decisions is depicted in the Citing decisions: Analysis By Court and Citing decisions: Analysis By Date grids. If you select an individual item (a cell, row label, or column label), the grid view will be closed and you will be taken to the List view and the Narrow By selections will be replaced with the item you selected.
This image provides an example of a Citing Decisions Grid.