(This post is part of the Lawyer-Focused Design series, which explores 10 ways in which Disco is designed for lawyers.)
The same search syntax you learned in law school works in Disco:
- space for Boolean or;
- & for Boolean and;
- % for Boolean not;
- quotation marks for phrases, for example, “signed agreement” to find that exact phrase;
- ! for stemming, for example, guarant! to find guaranty, guarantee, guarantor, guaranties, guarantees, etc.;
- /n for proximity searches, for example, lunch /40 shred to find lunch within 40 words of shred; and
- fieldname(terms) to search a field, for example, custodian(Holcombe) to search for Holcombe in the custodian field.
A lawyer fluent in Westlaw- or Lexis-style search needs no training to begin finding evidence faster in Disco.