Reading and Understanding Case Reports: A Guide for Self-Represented Litigants

This guide helps self-represented litigants (SRLs) with reading case reports. It gives advice to SRLs on how to read and use case law in their legal research and is a companion to the Can Lll primer. It also includes a glossary of important terms and a list of court abbreviations.

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SRLs, case reports, legal research, reported court decision, judicial decision, judicial opinion, self-represented litigants
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