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FindLaw Bootcamp: Drop and Give Me 50 Case Summaries

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By Robyn Hagan Cain on September 18, 2012 1:05 PM

Bootcamp can produce amazing results.

No, we're not talking about the real-deal military bootcamp; we're referring to the hard core fitness craze that involves squats, lunges, and pushups, in the sweltering heat or pouring rain. It's a crash course in fitness for your body.

FindLaw has its own version of bootcamp. Here, we call it writing case summaries. Take a minute to peruse the 85,000 FindLaw case summaries on our Legal Professionals website, and you'll understand why.

Like bootcamp, our summaries are focused on basic training: the key holdings from the latest appellate court opinions. Since the case summaries include convenient links to the corresponding court opinions, readers can easily access additional information on a summarized case within our extensive case law library.

FindLaw has been publishing case summaries since 1999. Many of our current FindLaw staffers actually started their careers in our office as case summary writers, including Andy Zangrilli, the FindLaw Editor for Legal Professional Content. Zangrilli, who has been with FindLaw since 2001, has seen both sides of the case summary process, both as a writer and now as the editor.

Interested in keeping up with Zangrilli and all the latest FindLaw case summaries? FindLaw publishes daily newsletters featuring summary updates from the U.S. Supreme Court, California and New York state appellate courts, and certain federal appellate courts. If you subscribe to one of the case summary newsletters, Zangrilli will send the latest summaries straight to your inbox.

Just as bootcamp can improve your core strength and reaction time, FindLaw case summaries can improve your core knowledge and legal response time.

Now drop and give me 50.

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