CCH Kluwer Litigation Training Guide

CCH Kluwer Litigation Training Guide
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES
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ACCESSING THE WEBSITE
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KLUWERLITIGATION HOME PAGE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS-- BROWSING
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SEARCHING
9
SEARCH FUNCTION RULES
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SEARCH RESULTS
12
VIEWING A DOCUMENT
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SAVING YOUR RESEARCH
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GETTING HELP
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Appendix A: Search Fields
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Introduction
Welcome to training for KluwerLitigation, a fully-searchable database with materials in
the field of International Litigation, offering an overview of all commercial litigation
issues of foreign markets, including choice of law, international jurisdictions,
international contracts, as well as the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment
and awards.
KluwerLitigation is brought to you by Kluwer Law International, which is now Wolters
Kluwer Law and Business.
This guide is intended for use during a training session conducted by a CCH Legal
Training Consultant. It will also serve as a helpful reference tool, once the training has
been completed.
Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
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Access the KluwerLitigation.com website
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Use the Table of Contents to browse through documents
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Conduct searches to find selected information
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Navigate through search results
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Obtain additional support
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Accessing the Website
Access to KluwerLitigation is available via CCH Internet Research NetWork*
1. Go to: http://business.cch.com/network
Note: Add this to your Browser Favorites for easy access later
2. Enter your User ID and Password, and click Enter
3. Click on the International tab
4. Click on the link for Kluwer Law International KluwerLitigation.com subscribers
* Subscribers can also login directly at http://kluwerlitigation.com. CCH IRN users should click
‘IRN customers please login here’ to continue with login If your subscription is based on IP
address recognition or referring URL access, you will be logged on automatically without having
to enter a username and password..
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KluwerLitigation – Home Page
You have a flat-rate, annual subscription to KluwerLitigation.com. You will not incur
additional charges for time spent online, number of searches conducted, or number of
documents retrieved/printed.
Login Status
Click “About us” for general information about Kluwer
Litigation, Kluwer Law and other online products
Search for documents
using one of the Search
Options
Browse documents
through the Table of
Contents
There are two ways to access information within KluwerLitigation:
• Table of Contents (left side bar)
• Search (top right corner of display)
You can browse and search freely through KluwerLitigation.com, but documents are
only accessible for subscribers.
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Table of Contents -- Browsing
Browse to specific information using the Table of Contents links on the left side-panel
All materials are grouped into three categories that are browsable through the tree in
the left-hand frame of your screen: Legal Texts, Case Law, and Commentary.
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Legal Texts –contains the most important international instruments dealing with
International Commercial Litigation. If available, documents in this category will
contain a link to a list of Contracting States.
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Case Law – The basic subdivision for Case law is by Convention. For most
conventions you can choose between court decisions from the European Union or
the United States. The New York Convention contains court decisions from many
more countries.
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Commentary –contains monographs from looseleafs that are included in
KluwerLitigation. At the moment, the library contains monographs from the following
looseleafs:
-- Anthony Colman (ed.), Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation
(Kluwer Law International)
-- Louis Garb (ed.), Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Kluwer Law International)
-- Piet Taelman (ed.), International Encyclopeadia of Laws: Civil Procedure (Kluwer
Law International)
Notes: Please note that the database does not contain all country reports from the looseleafs
from Colman and Garb. For these two looseleafs, most countries that are party to one of the
Conventions in the database should be included.
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Table of Contents – Browsing (continued)
Browsing By Countries
The left-hand frame also offers an additional entry in the material: Countries
The Country Index presents the conventions, full text commentary, and court decisions
for each listed country.
The conventions are presented in a quick reference table that provides you with the
details of the country's membership. It includes information on dates, and links to
reservations and declarations, extensions and national authorities responsible for the
implementation
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Table of Contents – Browsing (continued)
International Instruments
The country page is not only an alternative route into the material. For each country, it
also gives you a list of international instruments that country is a party to.
International
instruments a
country is a party
to.
The following is a legend for the abbreviations you find in the table:
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R=Ratification
A=Accession*
C=Continuation
SU=Succession
D=Denunciation
Ext=Extension of application
Auth=Designation of Authorities
Res/N/N=Reservations, Declarations, or Notifications
Note: In case an accession gives rise to an accession procedure, the date will be linked.
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Searching
Use the Search Options to conduct specific searches. There are two main types of
searches: Quick and Advanced.
Quick Search
With the Quick search option you can quickly search through the entire database. You
can limit you search from here by choosing a specific category from the drop down
menu. Specific categories include: Free Text (default option), Author, Parties, Words
in Title, and Doc Number. The search works like a natural language search -- the
“AND” connector is implied).
Enter
Keyword(s)
Specify
Category
Click on the
green arrows
(or hit Enter)
Free Text
Author
Parties
Words in Title
Doc Number
Advanced Search
The Advanced search menu allows you to create more complex search requests by
choosing between several search forms, which can be accessed from the drop down
menu. The drop down menu gives you a choice between a General Search, a search in
Legal Texts, Case Law or Commentary.
The General Search will perform a search through all contents categories and sources
by default. You can change this by selecting specific categories in the General Search
form to which you want to restrict your search.
General Search
Legal Texts
Case law
Commentary
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Advanced Search (Continued)
With the Advanced Search, regardless of which form you choose, you can find
documents in a few easy steps:
1.
Enter keywords into the Free Text box.
2.
To refine your search, enter additional information in the other Search
Fields. (Depending on the category you are searching in, the Search form will
contain various search fields.)*
3.
Click the “Search” button.
Enter
Keyword(s)
into the Free
text box.
Help for
each
Search
Field.
Refine your search by
combining the Free
text search with one
of other Search
Fields. screen.
Multiple search fields
will be automatically
combined with an
"AND" connector.
Click on
the
“Search”
button.
*Note: For a specific description of each Search Field, turn to Appendix A in the back of this
guide.
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Search Function Rules
Symbols used in search fields
In the search form fields, you can use the following symbols to refine your search
term(s):
Symbols
"…"
Meaning
to define a phrase rather than a simple collection of terms
*
wildcard to replace one or more characters
?
wildcard to replace a single character
Boolean connectors
You can use Boolean connectors to combine different kinds of searches within one
search field. You can choose whether you want to enter the word or the related symbol.
You can use the following Boolean operators to refine your search term(s):
Boolean
connectors
Symbols
AND
/
NEAR
search for documents containing each term at least
once
search for documents containing at least one of the
terms
OR
NOT
Meaning
-
search for documents containing the first term but not
the second
search for documents containing the search terms in
proximity of each other
Note: Parentheses are necessary in search queries in which AND and OR are both used.
Banned symbols
Some symbols cannot be used in any of the search fields - they will cause the search to
return an error message. These symbols mostly comprise of non-English characters
like:
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Search Results
By default, your hit list is sorted by document category. The three categories: Legal
Text, Case law and Commentary are listed in their own tables.
The documents in the tables are sorted alphabetically by document title. Per category,
the following options are available to sort the documents in the tables:
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Legal texts can be sorted by date or document title;
Case law can be sorted by date or document title; and
Commentary can be sorted by document title or publication source.
Number of results
You can search within the
existing results, refine your
search, or start a new search.
Sort documents
by clicking on
the up/down
arrows in each
column.
Click title to open document
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Viewing a Document
Click on the title of a document to view the full text. The document will automatically
jump to the part containing your keywords.
Title of the
document.
Links provide
additional features:
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Each document
has a table of
contents in the left
hand frame that
links to the
headings in the
text.
Bibliographical
reference.
Printer-friendly
version
Show/hide
highlighted
keywords
Each document has a
reference table at the
start of the text
providing you with
meta information of
the document.
When opened, the
document will
automatically “jump” to
the part containing
your Keywords.
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Viewing a Document (Continued)
Highlighted Keywords
Your Keywords will be highlighted throughout each document. You can “jump” from
Keyword to Keyword using the red arrows.
Navigate to the next search
term by clicking an orange
highlighted search term
Page Numbers
Page Numbers
Documents derived from printed publications contain references to the page numbers of
these publications. The page break symbols of the original printed publication will
remain visible upon printing the document..
Footnotes
Footnotes
Footnotes – Click on a linked footnote to jump to bottom of document. Use the Back
Browser command to return to prior location in the document.
Use the
icons to return to the top of the document.
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Saving your Research
There are several ways to save your research from KluwerLitigation.
Printing
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Use Browser commands, File / Print, to print out contents of a web frame.
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User KluwerLitigation built-in link, Printer version, (at top
of each document) to open a new web page with text-only
version of the document. This will still include page numbers and footnote links, but
no graphics, bolding, or highlights.
Note: If a PDF printer is available on your network, you can use File / Print from browser
command to save to a PDF file.
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To print only a portion of a web page, highlight desired content, use Browser
commands File / Print, choose Selection, and click Print.
Copy & Paste
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Use Browser commands to select and copy (Ctrl/C) desired text. You can then
paste (Ctrl/V) your selection into another application.
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Getting Help
You have several choices for obtaining additional help when using KluwerLitigation.
Help and
Contact
Information
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Under Help you can find the following information: Help and FAQ. The Help option
takes you to the starting point of this User Manual and FAQ option takes you to
Frequently Asked Questions page.
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On the Contact page you can find out how to contact our sales team, our technical
support, the publisher, our rights and permissions staff and our technical support
staff.
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In the Contact section, you will also find a Kluwer Law Online feedback form and
a list of our office addresses including maps and route descriptions.
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For access and other technical problems: LoisLaw Technical Support (24 hours a
day / 7 days a week):
Toll-Free (North America only): 1.877.471.5632
Email address: [email protected]
For additional CCH INCORPORATED product information, go to:
http:/www.cch.com
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To register for CCH Legal interactive telephone training, go to:
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Appendix A: Search Fields
1. Free text
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The search will return all documents containing the specified term(s) anywhere in
the text.
Enter a search term or terms. Each term must comprise two or more characters.
You can use the available Boolean connectors (“AND”, “OR”, “NOT”, “NEAR”).
You can refine your search by combining the free text search with one of the further
options lower down on the search screen. Multiple search fields will be
automatically combined with an "AND" connector.
2. Author(s)
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The search will return all documents containing the specified term(s) in the 'author'
and 'editor'. No distinction is made between first names and surnames.
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You can use the available Boolean connectors.
3. Date
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The search will return all documents with a specified date (such as case date, date
of signature, date of entry into force, or year of publication for commentary).
You can enter dates in the following formats:
yyyy-mm-dd
yyyy-mm
yyyy
The default search field specifies 'on' for the date - i.e. only documents will be found
with that specific date. You can change this option to:
on
between
since
to search on the exact specified date
to specify a date range with a defined start and end date (a second date field
appears to allow you to enter the end date)
to specify a date range with a defined start date
before to specify a date range with a defined end date
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NB: Some Legislation documents contain several dates. In this case, only one 'main'
date is distinguished. This will be the date of entry into force if it is available.
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4. Word(s) in title
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The search will return all documents containing the specified term(s) in the
'document title'. Note that this is the equivalent of the short document reference in a
document list at the end of a browse tree or the title in the retrieved document.
Enter a search term or terms. Each term must comprise two or more characters.
You can use the available Boolean connectors.
5. Parties
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The search will find all documents containing the specified term(s) for one party only.
Please note that you cannot search for both the plaintiff and defendant of a case in
one document using the “AND” Boolean connector. You can use the “OR” Boolean
connector when you search for multiple party names.
Enter a search term or terms. Each term must comprise two or more characters.
You can use the available Boolean connectors.
6. Country
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The search will return all documents pertaining specifically to the countries selected.
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Please note that you cannot search for multiple countries in one document using the
“AND” Boolean connector. This will result in 0 hits
Click the “List” button to the right of the field to view a pop-up list of available
countries. Navigate to the country or countries you would like to search on and
select them by clicking on the entry. The country will automatically be copied to your
search field. If you select several countries, they will be combined with the "OR"
Boolean connector automatically.
7. Source
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The search will return all documents pertaining specifically to the sources selected.
Click the “List” button to the right of the field to view a pop-up list of available
sources. Navigate to the source or sources you would like to search on and select
them by clicking on the entry. The source will automatically be copied to your search
field. If you select several sources, they will be combined with the "OR" Boolean
automatically.
8. Document number
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The search will return all documents containing the specified document number(s) in
the “Document number”. This field pertains to legal texts only and is subject to
availability. For case law the “Case number” search field should be used.
Enter a search term or terms. Each term must comprise two or more characters.
You can use the available Boolean connectors.
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9. Case number
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The search will return all case law containing the specified case number(s) in the
“Document number”. This field is subject to availability.
Enter a search term or terms. Each term must comprise two or more characters.
You can use the available Boolean connectors
10. Jurisdiction
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The search will return all documents pertaining specifically to the jurisdictions
selected.
Click the “List” button to the right of the field to view a pop-up list of available
jurisdictions. Navigate to the jurisdiction or jurisdictions you would like to search on
and select them by clicking on the entry. The jurisdiction will automatically be copied
to your search field. If you select several jurisdictions, they will be combined with the
"OR" Boolean automatically.
Please note that you cannot search for multiple jurisdictions in one document using
the “AND” Boolean connector. This will result in 0 hits.
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