/ October 1, 2009

Oregon State Bar Makes the Switch to Fastcase!

Welcome to members of the Oregon State Bar — in partnership with Fastcase, you now get access to the smartest tools for online legal research!

This exclusive member benefit includes Fastcase’s patented online legal research system, the smartest set of tools for online research. On traditional research services, this access costs thousands of dollars per year. In this partnership, it is offered by Fastcase and the OSB for free through the OSB website, http://www.osbar.org/, with no monthly, hourly or time-based fees.

“We are excited to bring the Fastcase library to all OSB members,” said Gerry Gaydos, President of the Oregon State Bar. “We thoroughly considered the benefits offered based on the needs of our members and determined that Fastcase is by far the smartest and most user-friendly online legal research provider. We know OSB members, both large firms and solo practitioners alike, will be pleased to take advantage of this free member benefit.”

The Fastcase benefit includes judicial opinions and statutes from all 50 states, as well as federal district courts, federal bankruptcy courts, nationwide federal court of appeals cases, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Fastcase benefit also includes extensive Oregon libraries, such as court rules, Attorney General Opinions, administrative regulations, statutes, session laws, workers’ compensation opinions — all integrated in the Fastcase website — and much more.

But more important than the scope of the libraries are Fastcase’s powerful legal research tools, which make finding the law easier than ever. The benefit includes data visualization tools that plot search results on an interactive map, integrated citation analysis tools, a dozen ways to sort the most relevant search results to the top of the list, dual-column printing, batch printing, customized search histories, and customized libraries of favorites. Together, these tools represent the fastest, easiest, and smartest way ever to find the law.

Today more than 380,000 lawyers trust Fastcase for their legal research, through our retail service at http://www.fastcase.com/, through our partnerships with 17 state bar associations, or through dozens of other membership organizations who partner with us. We’re excited to be growing all the time, and making Fastcase better and smarter every day!

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