Advisory Search Help

“Search the” specifies whether your search will only look at the legal advisory opinion’s title/subject or text.  The two (2) options to select from in the drop-down box are:

•    “Opinion Text”

•    “Opinion Title/Subject” (is the default)

“in the Year” specifies the year that you would like to search for an Advisory Opinion.  The years to select in the drop-down box range from an option to search “All Years” to selecting a specific year from 1996 to the current year, and the current year is the default.

“for” allows the web user to enter text to conduct the search.  For example, if you would like to search for information regarding minors on the licensed premises, you may enter the word minors in the “for” block.

The options “Match exact phrase,” “Match any word,” and “Match all words” provide the flexibility to enter multiple text in the “for” block to find specific legal advisory opinions regarding your area of interest.

•    “Match exact phrase” (default) option indicates a search of the legal advisory opinions for opinions which contain the exact text entered in the “for” block.  For example, if you enter “minor in establishment” in the “for” block, then you would receive advisory opinions that contain the exact phrase of “minor in establishment.”   

•    “Match any word” option indicates a search of the legal advisory opinions for opinions which contain any of the text words entered in the “for” block.  For example, if you enter “gambling minor licensee” in the “for” block, then you would receive advisory opinions that contain at least one (1) of the words entered (“gambling” or “minor” or “licensee”) in the “for” block. 

•    “Match all words” option indicates a search of the legal advisory opinions for opinions which contain all the words entered in the “for” block.  For example, if you enter “gambling licensee beer” in the “for” block, then you would receive advisory opinions that contain all the words entered (“gambling” and “licensee” and “beer”) in the “for” box.  

The “Search” button is “clicked” after the web user has entered his/her search information.

After clicking “Search,” a list of legal advisory opinions will appear that meet the search criteria entered, and to view a legal advisory opinion, you can “click” the appropriate opinion in the list.