Illinois is hailed as the Prairie State for miles of cornfields while also drawing millions to the Windy City of Chicago, famous for sleek buildings and deep-dish pizza. But to legal practitioners, the state is more notable for the large body of Illinois case law available. Joining the United States in the early 19th century, Illinois offers over two centuries of Illinois court cases for attorneys to cite while formulating case strategy. But how do you know if there are splits of authority that undermine existing precedent? From Munn v. Illinois holding that the government can regulate private industries to the more recent Illinois state law Senate Bill 2838, a bill aimed at making college more accessible, attorneys need the most updated case law database to guarantee they’re citing good law.
Legal practitioners choose Lexis when conducting an Illinois case search because of our superior, state-specific content and exclusive Shepard’s Citations Service that indicates when a case has been “followed” in whole or in part. With a robust database of Illinois case law, including IL Supreme Court Cases from 1819, and legal research tools that help uncover critical facts, the Lexis service is the ultimate Illinois case search solution for attorneys.