How to Use Shepard's Citations Author:Frank Shepard To the Legal Profession: — When Frank Shepard started printing citations to Illinois Cases on gummed paper in Chicago in 1873, little did he think that his idea would ever become indispensable tool for legal research or that the word ?Shepardize? would become an integral part of the language of law. — However, since the basic concept was valid, th... more »e time was right and the turn of the century, the Frank Shepard Company moved its base of operations to NYC, Bound books and cumulative supplements replaced the gummed stickers. New jurisdictions were added and the scope of source materials was broadened. Shepard?s Citations became an important part of legal research at all levels of practice.
In 1947, the company migrated to Colorado Springs and inaugurated a program of upgrading production techniques and equipment to meet the needs of the expanding legal profession. This move was culminated by the acquisition of Shepard?s by the dynamic McGraw-Hill organization in 1966.
The association with McGraw-Hill has proven to be very beneficial and we face the challenges of the future with renewed vigor and confidence. At the same time, we rededicate Shepard?s to the basic principles upon which it was founded in 1873.