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The vCite Citation Check

1. What is “Citations vCite”?

The Citations vCite is an exclusive tool developed by vLex that allows you to evaluate if the legislation cited and applied in a decision is still in force or if it has undergone any modification subsequent to its publication (or if it will likely be modified in the future by an amendment that is currently “vacatio legis.”) This allows you as a legal professional to review an “authority table” of the legislation applied and make an informed decision on whether that document is applicable to a specific current case or is legislation that is no longer in force or has been modified.

Feature availability:

The vCite Citation Check is a premium feature. It is not available for vLex Open (free version) users. It is currently available in Spain, United States, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Chile.

2. Where can I find it?

The “Citations vCite” is located in the upper section of any document that you are viewing.

The “Citations” tab will show you the number of citations detected in the document and will show you if any of the citations have been subsequently modified.

3. How does it works?

You will see an extensive analysis showing the validity (or not) of all of the articles and cases mentioned by the document you are viewing.

 

“vCite Citations” works with all documents, except for the legislation. 

The “vCite Citations” tab will show you the number of citations detected in the document and will show you if any of the citations have been subsequently modified.

This feature is divided into two sections:

Legislation

A list of all the legislation cited in the document.

  • Cited in: the number of documents that cite the legislative text.
  • Strength: importance of the citation in the document that you are viewing

Jurisprudence

A list of all of the jurisprudence cited in the document.

  • Cited in: the number of documents that cite the decision.
  • Negative/Positive Treatment: You can see if the sentence treatment is negative or positive in relation to the document you are viewing
  • Strength: visualize the important that the decision has in relation to the document you are viewing

 

 

This post is also available in: Español

Updated on May 24, 2019

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