What are document sections?
Documents have a structure that is common to all documents of that type. For example, cases contain name, date, court and judgment sections, amongst others. In Lexis®Library, this structure is called document sections, which are the natural parts or divisions of the document.
You can restrict your search to a specific part or section of a document, such as the court where the case was heard or the judge who wrote the judgment. Section searching is especially useful when you are looking for:
- Judgments written by a specific judge
- Cases involving a specific party
- Cases in which a specific barrister appeared as counsel
- Cases decided on, before or after a specific date
Different types of documents have different document sections. For example, a case will not have the same sections as a newspaper article.