Smarter Legal Research

Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and powerful searching, sorting, and data visualization tools at your fingertips.

Find What You Need, Fast.

Comprehensive Coverage

Fastcase is a comprehensive, nationwide law library, including case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, constitutions, and law review articles. It's one of the largest online law libraries in the world.

Citation Analysis

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.

Smart & Fast Results

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.

Mobile App & Sync

Fastcase puts the entire American law library in the palm of your hand with free mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Data Visualization

Map search results visually, so you can see at a glance which are the most important cases. The patented 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 patented Interactive Timeline is the most advanced legal research tool in the market – there’s nothing else like it!

Desktop & Mobile Print

Unlimited printing is included in every Fastcase subscription. Print beautifully in Word or PDF, in single or dual-column format. Batch print cases with ease!

Featured Updates

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Resources for Florida Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Irma

Fastcase is collaborating its Hurricane Irma relief initiative to in and out-of-state attorneys volunteering in areas affected by the storm. In preparation of Irma’s potential impact not seen since 1992, our efforts are in assisting those individuals and businesses that face disruption or possibly worse. Legal research is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but as you aim to prepare and possibly get back on your feet, Fastcase is here to help in a small way. As of now, Fastcase Premium is available to all members of The Florida Bar, with or without a premium subscription. All firm-size access restrictions have been removed. If you have been affected by Irma but are not a Florida Bar member, please just get in touch (support@fastcase.com) and we'll give you access for as long as you need it.
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Resources for Texas Lawyers Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

UPDATE – Fastcase is expanding its Hurricane Harvey relief initiative to out-of-state attorneys volunteering in areas affected by the storm. In the wake of such a colossal tragedy, our hearts go out to all those whose homes and businesses have been destroyed or disrupted. Legal research is probably the last thing on your mind right now, but as you get back on your feet, Fastcase is here to help in a small way. As of now, Fastcase Premium is available to all members of the State Bar of Texas, with or without a premium subscription. All firm-size access restrictions have been removed. If you have been affected by Harvey but are not a Texas Bar member, please just get in touch (support@fastcase.com) and we'll give you access for as long as you need it.
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Press Releases

The Future of Law for Corporate Counsel and Law Firm Leaders To Be Explored at 2017 Focus Conference

The D.C. Bar and Fastcase today announced the theme of the inaugural Focus Conference, Focus: InsideOut. A one-day invitation-only event for leaders in law firms and corporate counsel offices, Focus: InsideOut will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on November 15, 2017.
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Fastcase Announces 2017 “Fastcase 50” Award Winners

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.
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Delaware State Bar Association Opens Free Legal Research Library Through Partnership with Fastcase

Members Get Free, Nationwide Access to Online Law Library, Leading Visualization Tools, Mobile Apps, and Annotated Statutes WILMINGTON, DE and WASHINGTON, DC (July 6, 2017) – The Delaware State Bar
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Now it’s the Big Three in Legal Research

The U.S. legal publishing market may no longer be a duopoly, according to the most recent Clio users survey. The survey asked users what tool they use for legal research, and users reported that Westlaw, Fastcase, and Lexis were their tools of choice, in that order. With more than 2,100 respondents, 20.58% reported that Westlaw was their tool of choice, and 20.35% reported that Fastcase was their favorite legal research service. LexisNexis was a close third with 20.21% of users.
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How to Find Immigration Law on Fastcase

The past weekend has seen many lawyers take a sudden and intense interest in immigration law. We here at Fastcase are happy to help!
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Browse Libraries

How to Browse Libraries on Fastcase 7

Searches are a great way to find materials with specific words or phrases, but when you’re just starting to investigate a new subject, sometimes the fastest way to find the
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Fastcase Renews Partnership with Minnesota State Bar Association to Provide Free Access to Legal Research Library

Free Access to Smarter Legal Research Tools Available Today for Members of MSBA Minneapolis, MN and Washington, DC (January 3, 2017) – Today the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and
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What People Are Saying About Fastcase

"Fastcase has 800,000 subscribers and has not raised their prices since their launch. Yet they continue to build out a product which is growing more and more like Lexis and Westlaw and
looking less like its competitors in the ‘low cost’ market."

Jean O’Grady

Dewey B Strategic

"Fastcase is one legal research app you definitely should have in your toolbox."

Niraj Rout

AttorneyAtWork

"Like the Tesla Model S, Fastcase 7 is faster and smarter, but it’s even better than Tesla because you won’t have to search for a Supercharger to use Fastcase."

"This system is designed to cater for the fact that legal research almost always involves delving into a very specific area of law rather than generically searching for cases. This presumption has led the Fastcase team to feature a search function which shows not only how popular a particular case citation is in terms of how many times it has been cited in other cases but also demonstrates its popularity based on how many times the term has been cited in that particular area of law, providing search results which are arguably far more relevant."

Tristan Cardwell

Crozdesk

"At all times, everything users need to access the cases and statutes that comprise the whole of the content, is presented cleanly and intuitively on the screen."

John DiGilio

Jinfo

"When a company already has a winning platform, it is a big gamble to jettison it and replace it with something that is entirely new… Current users will be glad to know that this new version does not discard any of the functionality that was already available in Fastcase. Rather, it enhances that functionality in several respects — most notably with universal search — and does it through a faster, more intuitive interface that puts all the key resources and tools right in front of you.
I know that Fastcase spent a long time developing this new platform and put a lot of thought and work into it. From what I’ve seen so far... the gamble paid off."

Robert Ambrogi

LawSites

"Fastcase 7 is a platform which invites lawyers into deep interaction with the content. Each screen has an amazing variety of visually distinct displays which invite a researcher to explore their search results in different ways."

Jean O’Grady

Dewey B Strategic

#1 Legal Research App

Winner of the prestigious American Association of Law Libraries (New Product) Award, Fastcase for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone is used by more attorneys than any other legal app according to the ABA. Anyone may use the app for free to access Fastcase's comprehensive legal research database on the go.