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Researching Judges

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Researching a judge’s background can provide you with valuable information about the judge’s record on the bench and how the judge is rated by practicing attorneys. It can also help you locate key decisions authored by the judge or reversals of the judge’s previous opinions.

Judicial Record & Rating Information

Concurrences, Dissents & Other Opinions

Lexis Segments for Caselaw Databases
This database is available to UC LAW students and faculty using Lexis.
 
Use JUDGES to search by the name of the Judge, CONCURBY to search for concurring opinions and DISSENTBY to search for dissenting opinions.
 
Westlaw Fields for Caselaw Databases
This database is available to UC LAW students and faculty using Westlaw.
 
Use JU to search by the name of the Judge, CON to search for concurring opinions and DIS to search for dissenting opinions. Note: If the judge is a state court trial level judge, many written opinions may not be available online. However, the state trial level judge's name will be mentioned in the synopsis field (SY) as part of the case's procedural history.

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