Shepardizing is an important part of the legal research process. During the course of your legal research process, you want to make sure that the cases that you have found have not been overturned by another court. In order to determine if your case is still valid you would Shepardize the legal citation for the case that you have located. Shepardizing can be done either online using a legal database such as Lexis Nexis, or it can be done the traditional by looking up the case citation in the different volumes of the print version of Shepards. Either way the end result is that you will be a more informed legal professional.