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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…
Free Virtual Bankruptcy Summit Introducing Bankruptcy Week Summit Join bankruptcy and legal tech professionals in the Bankruptcy Week Summit, sponsored by Fastcase and NextChapter. This completely virtual summit will be held from May 11 to May 15, 2020, and sessions will be held over Livestream. The best part? Registration is free! Here’s everything you need to know about the summit. What is Bankruptcy Week? The sessions in Bankruptcy Week will be given by industry experts and leading professionals regarding the state of bankruptcy law, including impacts already seen from the current pandemic. Topics will also help attorneys looking to…
Democratizing COVID-19 resources at a critical time  We talk about how we founded Fastcase in order to democratize the law, and after spending the last week reaching out to our bar partners, firm customers and publishing peers, the result is we have created the free Fastcase Peer Resource Center for COVID-19.  Our goal is to centralize real-time, relevant information and resources about COVID-19’s impact on our community to arm you with information you need. In addition to Fastcase, Docket Alarm and Law Street Media free legal resources, we wanted to support and highlight those resources we consider invaluable and…
In light of the COVID-19 epidemic the Fastcase team is working with our partners to ensure lawyers and volunteers have access to complimentary resources available to them.  Fastcase has created a COVID-19 resource hub, bringing together free legislative and government updates and COVID-19 content across leading news media sources.    The Federal Legislative Response to Coronavirus by Skopos The Federal Regulatory Response to Coronavirus by Skopos COVID-19 Cases by Court in Docket Alarm Stay on top of trending legal issues. Below are searches for recent legal cases involving COVID-19: Recent Cases and Pleadings Involving COVID-19 New Complaints and Pleadings Mentioning COVID-19
COVID-19 During Litigation: A Brief Tour of What is Happening Across Jurisdictions in the US Presented by Michael Sander, Founder and Managing Director, Docket Alarm Webinar Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 Webinar Time: 12:00 PM Eastern     Disaster Research Sources Presented by Ken Strickland, West Coast Reference Attorney, Fastcase Webinar Date: Friday, April 3, 2020 Webinar Time: 1:00 PM Eastern   Past Webinar Recordings   A Real-Time Review of COVID-19 Dockets & Documents, presented by Michael Sander, Founder and Managing Director, Docket Alarm       Take advantage of free Fastcase webinars on how to conduct legal research
Quarterly Journal Will Cover Emerging Complex Litigation   Washington, DC (March 19, 2020) – Legal publisher Fastcase and partner HB Litigation Conferences today announced a journal partnership to provide firms with expert insights into emerging litigation. The new Journal of Emerging Litigation will be led by Managing Director and Founder of HB Litigation Conferences Tom Hagy, who was the former Publisher and Managing Editor of LexisNexis Mealey’s Litigation Reports. The Journal will be published by Full Court Press, the imprint of Fastcase.   “With many new areas of emerging litigation, from vaping and the emerging health crisis to privacy breaches to the…
Fastcase Legal Research Platform Now Includes Over 700 Secondary Titles   Washington, DC and Chicago, IL (March 17, 2020) – Legal publisher Fastcase and the American Bar Association (ABA) today announced that select titles from the ABA’s leading sections are now available in the Fastcase legal research platform.   The ABA, a leading national publisher of legal treatises, books, and practice guides across all market segments and practice areas of law, has contributed 87 books to the Fastcase library. These are available for individual purchase by all Fastcase subscribers – more than three-quarters of all lawyers across the nation. Interested…
Take advantage of free Fastcase webinars on how to conduct legal research. These webinars are available for CLE credit in many jurisdictions, and a great way to accumulate CLE credit remotely. Click the webinar titles below to sign up for the next four sessions now.   Data Analytics: Fastcase and Docket Alarm Webinar Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Webinar Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern  Introduction to Boolean on Fastcase 7 Webinar Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Webinar Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern  Ethics and Legal Research Featuring Fastcase Webinar Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Webinar Time:…
Check out the February edition of the Fastcase Insider, a round-up of the latest and greatest innovations from Fastcase. Enabling you to practice law smartly is what drives us every day so we are eager to share what we have been up to.  Thanks for supporting our work, The Fastcase Team New Courts, Calendaring Innovation, and Alt Legal Connect Conference Discount Code It’s only February and we’ve been busy! Some highlights include:   We’ve expanded our state coverage to include Arkansas and Missouri.  These additions come at the heels of us adding Cuyahoga County, OH and the entire Georgia peach court system which includes 39 state courts in Georgia!…
Docket Alarm Calendaring Named Finalist for LegalLaunch: Product Innovation Competition   New York, NY – (January 31, 2020) Docket Alarm by Fastcase, the leader in customizable litigation analytics and docket research has been named a finalist for the LegalLaunch: Product Innovation Competition at the upcoming Legalweek on February 3-6th in New York, NY for Docket Alarm Calendaring. Docket Alarm Founder and Managing Director Michael Sander will be presenting on Tuesday, February 4th from 3:30-4:00pm at the 2nd Floor Promenade, LITE Stage at the New York Hilton Midtown.   The most exciting frontier in legal innovation is analytics and…
Fastcase is pleased to announce the release of version 7.5.3 of our flagship legal research platform. Houston, we have cleared the tower! Since starting Fastcase 7, we’ve designed our legal research platform with users in mind. We’ve been listening to our Fastcase 7 users, we’ve developed many of their good ideas, and we’re happy to release the changes we believe will make your experience even better! What have we done?   New Jurisdiction Selection Process   We heard from many users about selecting a jurisdiction, and we’ve honed the process to be even more straightforward. Our Jurisdiction & Sources selector…