Best results first, sorted your way.
Fastcase’s powerful sorting algorithms bring the best results to the top of the list every time – making research powerful, fast and easy. Search results are listed in relevance order by default, but you can re-sort the list to fit your research, to prioritize what’s important to you in every search. Sort in date order, highest-court first, alphabetical order, or most cited cases at the top of the list. Fastcase’s powerful sorting tools make it easier and faster to find the cases you need, no matter what kind of research you’re performing.Return to Top ↑
Integrated Citation Analysis.
Fastcase is the only legal research service to identify the most authoritative cases in results, every time. Fastcase integrates citation analysis into search results, telling you how often each case in your results list has been cited. It’s like Shepardizing or KeyCiting each case in search results, except that you can see the results automatically integrated into search results. Now you can sort the most seminal case to the top of the list, with one click. Only Fastcase offers this powerful tool.Return to Top ↑
Data visualization tools.
Fastcase maps search results visually, so you can see at a glance which are the most important cases. The patent-pending Interactive Timeline view of search results plots all of the search results on a visual map, showing how results are distributed over time, how relevant each case is based on your query, how often each case has been cited generally in the database (“cited generally”), and how often each case has been cited by the super-relevant set of other search results (“cited within”). Mouse over any case on the map and get the case name, citation, most relevant paragraph, and citation analysis for that case. The interactive timeline is the most advanced legal research tool in the market – there’s nothing else like it!Return to Top ↑
Dual-column and batch printing.
Printing from the Web is unpredictable, so Fastcase built a dual-column print utility. It allows you to print in clean, dual-column Word documents, PDF documents, or WordPerfect-compatible rich text format. Fastcase also supports batch printing, so you can print many documents at once.Return to Top ↑
Authority Check for later-citing cases.
Fastcase’s Authority Check identifies later-citing cases. It also includes a timeline view of later-citing cases, a visual map of how the citing cases occur over time. Authority Check also shows citation statistics, showing how many times your cases have been cited at each level of the court system, and how recently it’s been cited. Finally, you can filter Authority Check to see only cases in a particular court that cite your case. It’s a great way to find later-citing cases.Return to Top ↑