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This is the fourth and final post in a four-part series spotlighting Bloomberg/BNA’s The Family law Reporter.

Another useful tool for finding recent cases on The Family Law Reporter is the “Finding Tools” feature. This feature can be accessed under the “Finding Tools” section on the main page or by selecting “Finding Tools” from the tool bar.

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Selecting “Finding Tools” on the tool bar, we can search the archives by terms under “Search Indexes” or by topic and region under “Browse Indexes.” In the “Reported Cases” section we can view reported cases either by case name by selecting “View Alphabetically” or by release date by selecting “View Recent Cases Reported.”

Say, for instance, that a number of colleagues were discussing a recent Texas case in which an ex-wife and former law partner was owed her portion of the firm’s fees earned before the divorce. We can select “Finding Tools” and then “View Recent Cases Reported,” and browse the cases that have been released in the past month or so.

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Even without remembering the case name, by scanning through the topically organized headings we can find the correct one, Gonzalez v. Maggio, under the “Attorneys’ Fees” heading.

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Access to Bloomberg/BNA’s The Family law Reporter database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

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