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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT CaseBank

What is CaseBank? CaseBank is a computer program containing over 17,000 case summaries covering virtually every significant holding of every published California Appellate Opinion since 1991, plus over 2500 case summaries from cases before 1991. If you look in CaseBank for the case you need, you’ll find it, or it doesn’t exist.

How current is CaseBank?   As current as the Daily Appellate Report.  CaseBank Updates are available for downloading once a month. The Update contains cases that are as current as three days old.

What Subjects are covered in CaseBank?   Every subject of interest to an attorney practicing criminal law. Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law; Evidence; Search & Seizure; Juvenile Law; Sentencing; Pre-trial and Post-trial motions; Trial Issues, and Attorney Ethics.

How easy is it to use CaseBank?   Very Easy.  So easy, no manual is needed. You simply look at the screen, review your choices, and point-and-click on your selection.  (By the way, your choices are labeled in English, not clever drawings that you don't understand.)

Does CaseBank rely on word searches?   While CaseBank permits you to do word searches, it does not rely on that method to find cases. CaseBank guides you to the case you are looking for by taking you step-by-step through a four-level index system. All the possible index choices are presented before you. You simply read the choices and choose the one you wish. By your fourth "point-and-click," you have found your case.

Will CaseBank save me time?   A ton of it. Imagine being able to read the holding of every DNA case in California (including the one that came out last week) in less than 3 minutes. Imagine being able to find that single on-point case you need in under 30 seconds.

Can I use CaseBank while in Court?   While court is in session, that is up to the judge. But otherwise, yes. CaseBank's database resides on your hard drive.  You can use it anywhere.

Does CaseBank supply the full text of cases?   No. CaseBank does not contain the complete text of cases, but it does contain what lawyers practicing criminal law want most -- answers to their questions, and the cite of the case that supplies the answer.

Can CaseBank help me keep current on the law?   Yes it can. Each monthly Update permits you to read the holdings of the past thirty days. You can read them on the screen, or print them out for reading at a later time.

What does CaseBank cost?   This is the best part: CaseBank is now FREE.  

How do I get CaseBank?    Simply go to our download page and download it.