Saved Searches & Alerts


For any search you run, you can create customized notifications of updated results for your search criteria. Read your Alerts through e-mail or visit the Alerts Inbox.Saved Searches & Alerts makes it easy to find what you need with filters and the ability to add tags. 


The difference between a saved search and an alert is that a saved search has an alert frequency set to none while an alert has a frequency that is set to as available, hourly, daily or weekly. You also can visit the Management tab to edit your saved searches including, changing the frequency of alerts.

How To Save a Search and/or Create an Alert

  1. Craft and run your desired search.
  2. Click the Create Search Alert link above your results list. The Create Search Alert pop-up appears.
  3. In the Title field, input the name for the Saved Search/Alert. This will be the subject line for any e-mails that are triggered by the alert.
  4. From the Frequency drop-down menu, select your desired frequency.
  5. (Optional) Enter desired Tags for organization and/or a Description of the search.
  6. Docket Alerts set from the Specialized Docket Search Page contain the additional options for Format, Sort, Show Parties in Report, and Distributed To.
  7. Click Save.  
    * You receive an e-mail when new documents are added to Bloomberg Law that meet your search criteria. The notifications are also stored in your Alerts Inbox.  
    * If you want to set the Alert more quickly, the Create Search Alert button is also available on all search screens.
 Setting a Citation Alert

  1. View a court opinion. Example: Palsgraf v. Long Is. R.R., 248 N.Y. 339 (1928).
  2. Click the Citing Documents link.
  3. Click Create Citation Alert.
  4. The Citation Alert pop-up appears.
  5. The citation for your opinion is automatically entered in the Title field; you can edit it, however for your needs.
  6. Click Save.  
    * You will receive an e-mail with your chosen title as the subject line when other opinions reference your case.
Marking as Read or Delete an Alert

  1. At the top of the screen, click My Work History and then Alerts. Next click View All at the bottom of the list to the right.
  2. Select the checkboxes for Alerts you want to mark as read or delete.
  3. Click the Mark as Read or Delete link.
Searching, Filtering and Sorting in Your Alerts Inbox

You can browse and locate your saved searches and alerts by sorting, searching, or filtering. To Find, Filter and Sort:

  1. In the top menu bar, click My Work History then Alerts and then Manage Your Alerts.
  2. Select Alerts Inbox. 
    *After clicking on Alerts Inbox, you have an option of Inputing a term in the Find box and press GO filter by date range, filter by read/unread.
Change the Frequency of an Alert

  1. At the top of the screen, click My Work History and then Alerts. Next click View All at the bottom of the list to the right.
  2. Select the Management tab.
  3. Use the filters or Find to locate the Alert you want to modify. Only a single alert can be edited at a time.
  4. Click the Edit link.
  5. Select the desired frequency.
  6. Click Save Changes.
Set Alerts Management Notifications

  1. At the top of the screen, click My Work History and then Alerts. Next click View All at the bottom of the list to the right.
  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. Under “Receive e-mail notifications”, click the Yes option.
  4. Under “Select updates to be part of e-mail notifications”, check the boxes for the notifications you want.
  5. Click Save Changes.  
    *When you modify alerts, you will receive an e-mail notification of the changes you have made.