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D.C. Bar Brings New Document Collection of Superior Court Decisions to Members for Free

Bar Members Now Have Access to New Collection of Superior Court Decisions in the Fastcase Online Law Library

WASHINGTON, DC (November 16, 2016) – Effective Immediately, the District of Columbia Bar and Fastcase today announced that all active and judicial members of the D.C. Bar will have access to officially published decisions of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia through the Fastcase online legal research library.

This free member benefit is unlimited — with no restrictions on time or number of transactions, unlimited printing, unlimited reference assistance and unlimited customer service. Members can access the new collection by logging in to Fastcase through the Bar’s website at www.dcbar.org with their Bar username and password.

During the Bar’s strategic planning process, members expressed interest in accessing decisions of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. As a direct result, this new document collection was developed with the support and assistance of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and through the D.C. Bar’s partnership with Fastcase. The collection initially will contain cases dating from 2013 to the present and will expand over time to include all cases approved for publication by the Chief Judge of the Superior Court.

The D.C. Bar is one of the nation’s largest unified bar associations. Its partnership with Fastcase reflects the Bar’s commitment to providing its members with outstanding services that enhance their practice.

“The D.C. Bar is excited to announce this new free resource for our members,” said Annamaria Steward, President of the D.C. Bar. “We listen to our members and strive to help them in their legal practices. This partnership with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and Fastcase enables us to provide an extremely valuable and free asset to our members. We are delighted to provide another benefit to D.C. Bar membership.”

Members of the D.C. Bar have access to the full national law library through their Fastcase benefit, and they also enjoy Fastcase’s law library collection exclusive to D.C., which includes: D.C. Court of Appeals Rules, D.C. Superior Court Rules, Rules of Practice and Procedure (D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings Rules and Laws), Code of Ethics for OAH Administrative Law Judges, Formal opinions issued by the D.C. Corporation Counsel and D.C. Attorney General, D.C. Court of Appeals forms, OAH forms, Disciplinary system recommendations and actions, and D.C. Bar Ethics Opinions 210369.

Bar members already enjoy free access to Fastcase’s online legal research library which includes opinions from the Supreme Court, Federal District Courts, Federal Circuits, U.S. District Courts and other federal and appellate courts, as well as a newspaper archive, legal forms and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings. The member benefit provides free access to Fastcase’s intuitive and smarter legal research tools, training webinars and tutorials, industry-leading mobile apps, and live customer support from members of the Fastcase team.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Fastcase is the nation’s fastest-growing and most popular legal research service. Many of the nation’s largest law firms and 27 state bar associations have subscribed to Fastcase. More than 800,000 lawyers currently have a subscription to Fastcase, many through their state and local bar association.

Fastcase has pioneered the smartest legal research tools in the market, with integrated citation analysis tools, data visualization maps of search results and the first legal research app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. In the American Bar Association’s annual tech survey, users have ranked Fastcase the most popular smartphone app for lawyers every year, including in the 2015 survey. The service also includes Bad Law Bot, the first big data service to identify negative citations to judicial opinions.

 

About D.C. Bar

Established in 1972, the District of Columbia Bar’s mission is to be a leader in the legal profession, empower individuals, enhance member value, provide public service, and foster connections with its community. With more than 100,000 members in 50 states and 80+ countries, the D.C. Bar is the second-largest unified bar in the United States and provides access to justice, professional services, and award-winning continuing legal education. www.dcbar.org

About Fastcase

Fastcase is a leading legal publisher focused on smarter legal software that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase is one of the fastest-growing legal tech companies, with more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit www.fastcase.com.

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Fastcase Announces 2016 “Fastcase 50” Award Winners

Honors 50 Innovators, Visionaries, and Leaders in Law

 

WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2016) – Legal publisher Fastcase today announced the company’s annual list of “Fastcase 50” award recipients. Selected from online nominations, the award recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.

View the 2016 winners at http://www.fastcase.com/fastcase50-winners-2016

Created in 2011, the Fastcase 50 has honored a diverse group of lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, judges, law librarians, bar association executives, and people from all walks of life. In many cases, honorees are well known, but in many others, the award recognizes people who have made important, but unheralded contributions.

“Every part of the legal market is changing right now – from law school through every part of the practice,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “That change can be daunting or discouraging to many people. And that’s one reason that our team enjoys celebrating the accomplishments of the Fastcase 50. These are people who inspire us by their intelligence, creativity, and leadership. We hope they will inspire others as well, especially during a time of great change for the profession.”

This is the sixth class of Fastcase 50 honorees, and for a sixth consecutive year, the company received a record number of nominees. It was a challenging task to select only 50 individuals to join the classes of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Fastcase is happy to introduce the Fastcase 50 Class of 2016.

Congratulations to the following Fastcase 50 award recipients:

Ray Abadin, Partner, Sedgwick LLP
Janet Howe Accardo, Library Director (Retired), Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Marvin Ammori, General Counsel, Hyperloop One
Peter Aprile, Founder, Counter Tax Lawyers
Andrew Arruda, CEO and Co-Founder, ROSS Intelligence
Alma Asay, Founder and CEO, Allegory
Shelby Austin, Manager of Legal Project Solutions, Deloitte
Tim Baran, Content Director, Rocket Matter
Cathryn Bowie, State Law Librarian, Oregon Judicial Department
Mark Cohen, CEO and Founder, Legal Mosaic
David Colarusso, Data Scientist, Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services
Vincent Cordo, Global Sourcing Officer, Shell
Jameson Dempsey, Co-Founder, DC Legal Hackers; Associate, Kelley Drye
Lyle Denniston, Dean Emeritus of the Supreme Court Press Corps
Randy Dryer, Professor of Law, University of Utah
Mark Edwards, Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Zev Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, Littler Mendelson
Michael Genesereth, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford
Karen Gifford, Author; COO, Ripple Labs
Risa Goluboff, Dean, University of Virginia School of Law
Ross Guberman, President, Legal Writing Pro
Kirsten Gullickson, Senior Systems Analyst for the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives
Vanita Gupta, U.S. Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice
Jack Harkness, Executive Director, The Florida Bar
Eric Holder, Former U.S. Attorney General; Partner, Covington and Burling
Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Coalition
Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO, Traklight; Co-Founder of Evolve Law
Kristine Knab, Executive Director, Legal Services of Northern Florida; Author
Nehal Madhani, CEO and Founder, Alt Legal
Katherine Mazzaferri, CEO, District of Columbia Bar
Jack Metzler, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Jules Miller, Co-founder and COO, Hire an Esquire; Co-Founder, Evolve Law
Tammie Nelson, Senior Project Manager; Library of Congress
Robert (Bob) Oaks, Chief Library and Records Officer (Retired), Latham & Watkins
Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and Founder, LexBlog
Michelle Olsen, Creator, @AppellateDaily
Kimball Parker, Founder, CO/COUNSEL
Donna Payne, Author; CEO, Payne Group
Michael Sander, CEO, Docket Alarm
Daniel Schuman, Policy Director, Demand Progress; Creator, OpenGov Jobs list
Julia Shapiro, Co-founder and CEO, Hire an Esquire; Co-Founder, Evolve Law
Wallace E. “Gene” Shipp Jr., Disciplinary Counsel, District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel
John Simek, Vice President, Sensei Enterprises
Jason Steed, Associate, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
John Stewart, Partner, Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver
Gabriel (Gabe) Teninbaum, Professor, Suffolk University Law School
Mark Unger, Founder, The Unger Law Firm
Robert Van Nest, Partner, Keker & Van Nest
Corry van Zeeland, Head of Justice Innovation Law, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law; Senior Researcher and Managing Director, Tisco Research Institute at Tilburg University
Roland Vogl, Executive Director, Stanford CodeX

Fastcase 50 recipients will be celebrated during the 2016 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting July 16-19 in Chicago, Illinois.

To view profiles of each of the winners and to learn more about the Fastcase 50 award, visit http://www.fastcase.com/fastcase50-winners-2016.

About Fastcase

Fastcase is a leading legal publisher focused on smarter legal software that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase is one of the fastest-growing legal tech companies, with more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit www.fastcase.com.

 

 

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Thank you to PLLIP-SIS, for recognizing Fastcase with the 2016 Vendor/ Outside Champion award

PLLIP-SIS, the Private Law Library and Information Professional Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, has awarded Fastcase with the 2016 Vendor/ Outside Champion award. This award recognizes activities or initiatives by outside vendors which promote the value of information professionals to the broader legal community. Please see the link for all winners.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs124/1108193340304/archive/1124515404278.html

 

 

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