You can search Casetext using natural language. To conduct a natural language search, type your query into the search bar that appears on your Casetext homepage. Then, start your search by clicking the blue search button. You can also initiate your search by pressing the enter key on your keyboard after you type your phrase into the search bar:
When you run your search, you will be taken to a list of all cases that pertain to your natural language query. If you would like to view authorities besides cases (including statutes, regulations, briefs, or analyses by attorneys), you can select the authorities that you want to view from the left-hand side of your search results screen. (The different authorities you can browse are indicated in the red rectangle, below):
Please note that natural language searches tend to generate a lot of results. To narrow those results, we suggest that you combine a natural language search with a filter. Casetext allows you to filter your search results by jurisdiction, cause of action, party type, motion type, and date. To learn how to filter and sort your search results, you can watch our quick tutorial here.