Opinion Searching

Free Opinion Searching Available to Attorneys

Licensed Michigan attorneys should use Casemaker to search Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions as it offers more opinions and greater searching ability than the e-Journal opinion collection.

Casemaker 2.1The State Bar of Michigan has partnered with Casemaker to bring premium state and federal research materials to its membership. This service provides case law, constitution, and statutes for all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. In addition the service provides Michigan primary law, administrative code, state court rules, federal court rules, attorney general opinions, and the model civil jury instructions.

Members also have access to several advanced legal research tools, including a case citation tool that simultaneously runs a search for secondary and/or third part treatises and publications, and a tool capable of searching all customized books within any state and/or federal library in a single query.

To access this member benefit simply log in to your Member Area and select the Casemaker tab on the right. There are several helpful user guides published within the Casemaker system. In addition, you can click on Live Training at the top of the page to sign-up for Casemaker webinars training.

Not sure how to log in to the member area? Just follow these 4 simple steps!

Search the e-Journal Summaries

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  • Enter e-journal number of your opinion search
  • Select court of your opinion search
  • Select practice area of your opinion search
  • Enter court of your opinion search
  • Enter search text of your opinion search
  • Select year of your opinion search
  • Enter judge of your opinion search