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It’s been a year. 365 days ago, we knew there would be legal news and analytics to share, and we knew these articles would help lawyers and law firms boost their book of business, but we did not know 2020 would be a year marked by unprecedented challenges, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has changed how lawyers, courts, and billions of people live and work. As we celebrate our 1 year anniversary of launching Law Street Media, I want to thank you, our readers and subscribers, who are helping Law Street live up to its goal of…
Published six times a year, The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law (RAIL) is one of the first legal journals focused exclusively on exploring how robotics and machine learning are impacting our world. Subjects include drones, self-driving vehicles, biometric privacy, blockchain technology, HR software algorithms, and many other fascinating topics where the law is still highly malleable.  Enjoy a free sample of RAIL —click here to instantly download a full article: The Future of AI Protection by Paul A. Ragusa and Nick Palmieri, in which the authors look at how intellectual property protection can apply to the results produced by an…
The Littler International Libraries provides an overview of workplace laws and regulations of more than 40 countries and territories. Written by selected attorneys and scholars from around the globe, as well as Littler attorneys, the Littler International Libraries track the employment life cycle in a question-and-answer format, covering over 90 workplace law topics under 13 categories. Each Guide provides responses to the same questions, facilitating comparison across jurisdictions. Littler International Libraries are available within the Fastcase legal research application. Enjoy the benefits of searching Littler International Libraries alongside a comprehensive primary law database, along with industry-leading analytical tools. With an annual…
Mueller on Patent Law is a comprehensive yet accessible two-volume legal treatise for patent practitioners. This well-organized resource provides concise and timely access to U.S. patent law in the twenty-first century, focusing on game-changing Federal Circuit and Supreme Court decisions. Full Court Press, an imprint of Fastcase, is the new and exclusive publisher for the two-volume practitioner treatise, Mueller on Patent Law.     Click here to purchase both volumes now.   Volume I of Mueller on Patent Law focuses on the requirements for patentability, both pre- and post-America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA), as well as patent prosecution procedures. Volume
Leading state bar benefit providers create a powerful alternative for legal information Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA (January 5, 2021) – Legal publishers Casemaker and Fastcase today announce their merger and joint building out of legal research and analytics, news, data, and workflow solutions. The two companies will combine their teams and technologies to innovate research, analytics, and workflow offerings that empower lawyers with powerful digital solutions for their clients.   The two companies have taken a similar trajectory in creating an affordable and widely accessible alternative to the global publishers that dominate American law, offering subscriptions to bar associations,…
​​​​​​Starting on December 15th, and continuing every other Tuesday, leading legal and risk professionals will share their thoughts on the new Emerging Litigation Podcast. Each show will discuss new legal theories or areas of litigation for the benefit of plaintiff attorneys, defense counsel, corporations, and risk professionals, in support of the upcoming Journal of Emerging Issues in Litigation. The show is hosted by Tom Hagy, long-time legal news enthusiast, former editor and publisher of Mealey’s Litigation Reports, current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Emerging Issues in Litigation, and owner of HB Litigation Conferences. The first episode features Charlie Kingdollar,…
Successful mediation takes experience and Now You Sue Them, Now You Don’t taps into the author, Vince Fornias’ well of experience to demonstrate proven methods for commencing and growing a mediation practice.  In this concise work, Fornias, a respected mediator with decades of battle scars, shares humorous war stories and insights from his illustrious career to guide the reader through the many critical crossroads of the mediation process. This book is an essential text for both aspiring mediators and practitioners desiring to improve their craft Click here to buy your copy of Now You Sue Them, Now You Don’t: The Magic of Mediating for only
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…