Fastcase

Fastcase Blogs

Latest from Fastcase

In any normal year, growing your law firm is at the forefront of your mind. But when we’re faced with a pandemic that has hurt the economy, pushing many businesses to close and laid-off workers to claim unemployment, you may be thinking up even more creative ways to stay afloat.   Now, more than ever, you need to stay competitive. How can you stand out and attract new clients? Using an online attorney directory like Modern Attorney is one method, which helps you improve your online presence and make new connections. Another is outsourcing tasks so you can focus more…
Subscribers Get Daily Alerts on Cases, Breaking News and Legal Analysis   Washington, DC (November 12, 2020) – Fastcase today announced the launch of COVID-19 Case Alerts, an email alert service to keep subscribers aware of new civil opinions, selected pleadings, breaking news, and analyses of legal issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.   “This is a dangerous and fast-changing pandemic, and it’s more important than ever for firms to be ahead of the curve when advising clients. There is no excuse for missing key developments, especially now,” said Ed Walters, Fastcase CEO. “Our team will be curating these…
Law Street Media, Fastcase’s industry-focused legal news service, is announcing the debut of “Insights”, articles providing in-depth analysis with analytics-based content that spotlights litigation trends. Readers will learn more about business opportunities in healthcare, agriculture and tech.   Authored by Fastcase’s legal reporters, Insights articles a deeper level of legal news. Insights articles are enriched with industry-first custom legal analytics, allowing Law Street to cover legal trends by incorporating One-Click Analytics from Docket Alarm.   Law Street’s first Insights article “ANALYTICS: Who Represents Facebook? A Deep Dive Powered By Docket Alarm” shows trends in Facebook’s appearances in…
Judicata team joins Fastcase to extend deep legal reasoning tools across nationwide Fastcase and Docket Alarm research and analytics platforms   Washington, DC (September 3, 2020) – Fastcase today announced the acquisition of the legal technology assets of Judicata, a California legal research solution provider widely recognized as an innovator in the legal space. The Judicata team has joined Fastcase effective today with the mission of extending Judicata’s leading California research and analytics tools nationwide in the Fastcase and Docket Alarm platforms.   After graduating from Columbia Law School, working at Jones Day, and working at Google building Google Scholar, Itai…
What’s New?   Briefs, Pleadings, Motions, and Orders. Users can now access hundreds of millions of Briefs, Pleadings, Motions, and Orders provided by Docket Alarm (a Fastcase company). Now Fastcase users can access Docket Alarm’s 400+ million documents. These include many millions of lawyer-filed documents from our country’s federal and state courts. Now read a Brief Supporting a Motion to Dismiss as easily as you read judicial opinions. In short, Fastcase’s dataset just increased by over 400 million documents. It’s arguably the world’s largest Brief Bank. And it’s accessible to every lawyer (not just BigLaw). Before you subscribe to Docket…
Honors 50 Innovators, Visionaries, and Leaders in Law   Washington, DC (August 25, 2020) – Legal publisher Fastcase today announced the company’s annual list of “Fastcase 50” honorees. Selected from online nominations, the award recognizes the year’s smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.   View the 2020 winners at http://www.fastcase.com/fastcase50   Fastcase is happy to introduce the Fastcase 50 Class of 2020. Each year since the inaugural awards in 2011, the Fastcase 50 has applauded the most fascinating trailblazers and architects of the future of law and legal technology. The award recognizes pioneering people who…
More people are using the internet to find products and services in today’s world, and as COVID-19 continues to change the way businesses operate, people are leaning into technology even more. This means that more and more legal clients are relying on internet research to find, compare, contact, and hire their attorneys.   How available are you online? In our digital age, it’s a requirement for lawyers to be searchable and available to clients. The best way to accomplish that is to meet them where they are: the internet. Here are a few crucial steps to take to improve your…
Fastcase brings big data analytics, visualization, and work-flow tools to online legal research. Empowering attorneys to quickly identify the most important cases and reduce time wasted on repetitive tasks. In September 2020, Fastcase users will begin transitioning to the newly updated version of Fastcase. “We are thrilled to roll out a big upgrade of Fastcase legal research.  We’ve worked for years to make the research experience easier and provide more powerful tools so that you find what you need faster,” said Phil Rosenthal, President of Fastcase. The newest version of Fastcase provides a greater variety of tools and results with…
Leading Financial Regulatory Platform Adds Largest Law Library and Legal Research Database   New York, NY and Washington, DC – (July 14, 2020) Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Fastcase today announced a partnership to enrich content for the Cadwalader Cabinet, the leading research and intelligence platform providing analysis of U.S. financial regulation.   This collaboration significantly enhances the Cabinet’s offerings by providing its newsletter and subscription platform users with additional primary law content and alerts, including custom links to view full case law from Fastcase’s legal research library, the world’s largest online law library. Cabinet content is curated and commentary…
This year has brought an increase in remote work across industries, including throughout the legal world. And this shift from office to home is not going away anytime soon. Lawyers are tasked with finding new solutions to this new working norm.   Remote work benefits   Benefits of remote work include more flexible scheduling, less commuting, increased productivity, and more time to spend with family and loved ones. Working from home also can mean that attorneys are spending less time on work since they’re not staying at the office until late hours of the night.   Remote work environments also…
Monthly Webinar Series Will Spotlight Lawyers Serving And Protecting Civil Rights   Washington, DC (June 17, 2020) – Full Court Press, an imprint of Fastcase, today announced a free webinar series in partnership with legal history publisher Twelve Tables Press. The “Leaders in Law” monthly webinar series will feature interviews with notable attorneys who are advancing civil rights in the United States and across the world.   “We are excited to join together with Twelve Tables Press and this group of astoundingly accomplished attorneys and authors to share intimate conversations about their work’s legacy and ongoing impact,” said Full…
  Full Court Press, an imprint of Fastcase, is launching a free webinar series in partnership with legal history publisher Twelve Tables Press. The Leaders in Law monthly webinar series will feature interviews with notable attorneys who are advancing civil rights in the United States and across the world.   Upcoming Webinars   The Legacy of Lawrence v. Texas || Leaders in Law, Episode 1 The Legacy of Lawrence v. Texas, an interview with Mitchell Avila Katine and Paul Smith. This session will cover the background, case development, and circumstances of the original Lawrence v. Texas case, the later Supreme…
Full Court Press and Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Publish Research From 48 Authors   Washington, DC and Berkeley, CA (June 16, 2020) – Full Court Press, the publishing arm of legal publisher Fastcase, along with the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law today published The Global #MeToo Movement, which details how women on every continent are using the new tools of social media to confront one of the oldest barriers to equality: the threat of violence, including sexual harassment, as a tool of male supremacy.   The 48 authors, from every continent except Antarctica,…
BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA    In a 6-3 decision written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court of the United States extended the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect employees discriminated against based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The majority opinion, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Ginsburg, Kagan, Sotomayor, and Breyer, found that different treatment of the sexes was intrinsic to discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and theretofore was prohibited under Title VII. Justice Alito, joined by Justice Thomas, filed a dissenting opinion, while Justice Kavanagh filed…
Legal News Service Adds Agriculture Coverage, Analytics, and Alerts Center   Washington, DC – (May 28, 2020) Law Street Media, Fastcase’s industry-focused legal news service, today launched two additions to the service – an Alerts Center and an Agriculture section. Both are now available to all Law Street Media (LSM) subscribers at no additional fee, and without paywalls. LSM provides legal news for free, enabling readers to access full articles, court filings, and additional background materials related to specific industries.   Beginning today, the Agriculture news section is available on the site’s home page as well as in daily…
All Members Gain Free Access to Leading Legal Research Library   Montgomery, AL and Washington, DC (May 26, 2020) – Today, Fastcase announced a partnership with the Alabama State Bar (ASB) that provides free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research platform for all active members.   Since 2005, Alabama State Bar members have received unlimited access to a nationwide legal research content service as a member benefit. After a review of its member benefit offerings, the ASB decided to change legal research providers and will now be providing complimentary access to Fastcase, starting in September of this year.   “The…