"Shepardizing" is a trademark which describes the process of using Shepard's publications to identify the citation history of a case, statute or regulation.
Legal citators are tools that help you find the history of a case, statute, regulation and some other legal sources.
A Shepard's report for case law could include the following information:
- Case name, citation, court designation, and year
- Prior case history and subsequent appellate history (direct history, and one level of indirect history, if any)
- Shepard's editorial treatment analysis codes
- Citing references