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17 Feb 2022 Author : Nikki DiNatale

Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: Searching Common Legal Phrases

If you find yourself searching for a common legal phrase, perhaps motion in limine or unlawful detainer action, keep in mind that the Lexis® and Lexis+® services will interpret those as phrases rather than as individual search terms. To ensure that a phrase of interest is being searched as a phrase, it helps to enclose it within quotation marks, for example:

“right to refuse unsafe work”

Search Examples


“copyright misuse”

Documents that have the exact phrase copyright misuse

Enforcement w/15 non-solicitation

Documents that have the term enforcement within 15 words of the term non-solicitation

Keep in mind that legal phrases will surface as you begin typing terms in the search box,