Clearbrief and Fastcase team up to bring attorneys, legal writers instant access to even more caselaw as they draft documents using artificial intelligence

Seattle, WA and Washington, DC (Monday, December 12th, 2022)  – Clearbrief, the award-winning, patented platform that brings AI into legal drafting in Word, announces its collaboration with Fastcase, a leading legal intelligence company and legal research provider. Together, the two companies are joining forces to give lawyers, judges, and in-house counsel the ability to seamlessly view any caselaw cited as they draft and review documents with Clearbrief’s tools.

Clearbrief was founded in 2020 by Jacqueline Schafer (Fastcase 50 2022, ABA Women of Legaltech 2022, WA State Bar APEX Award Winner 2021) to give lawyers the ability to craft winning arguments that are grounded in the facts in a fraction of the time. A first-of-its-kind solution, Clearbrief saves litigation attorneys upwards of seven hours a week on time-consuming tasks. Its patented AI takes legal documents and automatically finds and displays any citations to the factual source documents cited (such as exhibits, depositions, transcripts), as well as caselaw, statutes, and regulations.

Now in partnership with Fastcase, Clearbrief is building upon its mission to empower lawyers everywhere by expanding its coverage of caselaw that is available to be automatically displayed within the document itself. Attorneys, legal writers, and judges can reference factual and legal citations effortlessly without the need to switch to a separate window or tab to read the underlying case.

Then, when a Clearbrief user is done drafting in Word, they can share an interactive, hyperlinked version of the pleading with the judge and the parties to facilitate their ability to review both the law and the facts cited in a pleading. You can see examples at

“Clearbrief’s partnership with Fastcase is furthering our goal to provide more visibility into every single underlying source referenced in legal documents,” said Schafer. Clearbrief users do not need a Fastcase login in order to view sources from the Fastcase database. “We love that Fastcase is readily available to millions of attorneys through bar memberships and that they have a shared commitment to making the law more accessible to the public.”

“Our vision for Fastcase is that law should be like electric power: widely available at affordable, transparent prices, to empower all kinds of legal appliances,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “Clearbrief is such an amazing drafting tool, and we’re really happy that we can power its users to even greater success.”

Fastcase is a premiere legal research platform with more than 80 bar association partners and more than 1.2 million subscribers. Fastcase is a comprehensive legal intelligence company, founded in 1999 and based in Washington, D.C. Partnering with virtually every state bar association, Fastcase has democratized the law, making sure that lawyers and their clients have meaningful access to America’s operating system. The company provides an innovative research suite of primary law, dockets, treatises, legal blogs, analytics, workflow tools, and legal news.

In collaboration, Clearbrief and Fastcase are giving attorneys at firms big and small the ability to leverage legal technology to find the best evidence to win cases. Clearbrief is also proud to have partnerships in place with the Free Law Project and Justia. Clearbrief’s AI and our partners’ comprehensive law libraries will help law firms complete litigation tasks more efficiently without spending time and resources that should be focused on the business. 

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