Fastcase Adds Leading Section Titles From the ABA
With Addition, Fastcase to Include More Than 1,000 Secondary Books and Treatises
Washington, DC (March 12, 2019) – Legal publisher Fastcase today announced a partnership with the American Bar Association (ABA), a leading national publisher of legal treatises, books, and practice guides across all market segments and practice areas of law.
This partnership provides all Fastcase subscribers – more than three-quarters of all lawyers across the nation – with access to select titles from ABA’s key sections, all integrated into Fastcase’s new Fastcase 7 platform. This is the latest in Fastcase’s effort to give law firms, law schools, and law libraries access to unique, must-have expert commentary published in consumer-friendly media formats.
“When traditional legal publishers were ramping down their book divisions, the state bars and the ABA stepped up and kept legal book publishing vibrant,” said Steve Errick, Fastcase’s Chief Operating Officer. “Fastcase is a long-standing partner of bar associations and is working hand in hand with state, local, and specialty bar associations, as well as national publishers like Wolters Kluwer, James Publishing, and Littler Mendelson to make sure our subscribers have access to leading expert secondary content and our publishing partners have wide distribution. The trust the ABA has placed in making its publications available in Fastcase speaks to the long term value of a shared vision to enrich the legal research experience for the wider legal community.”
Any law firm, either directly via a Fastcase subscription, or as a member of any of the Fastcase partner bar associations, will receive unrestricted access to any individual or practice section publication through individual and special bundled retail pricing for annual subscriptions. Law schools and government organizations will also be able to subscribe to the collection as part of their Fastcase access.
“We are excited to partner the ABA’s highly regarded book content with Fastcase’s dynamic platform,” said Bryan Kay, Director of Editorial and Licensing for ABA Publishing. “We share Fastcase’s vision to provide lawyers with the secondary content they need to excel in their work and advance the Rule of Law; and are pleased to join Fastcase in its commitment to grow creative, expert, sensible content written by lawyers for lawyers.”
The titles will be available for purchase in conjunction with Fastcase’s other publishing partners, as well as its own publishing imprint, Full Court Press.
“The vision for Fastcase is to make it easy for users to connect the legal research workflow dots, from primary law and public records, dockets, expert witness, legal analytics, and legal news,” Errick said. “The collection includes law review articles from HeinOnline, alerts, digests and blogs from LexBlog, and now our fast-growing collection of more than 1,000 market-leading expert treatises. To see it all come together and be able to showcase these fantastic books represents the culmination of 20 years of effort, and we feel like we’re really just getting started,” he added.
Fastcase users will be able to search the new treatises within the Fastcase legal research platform immediately. For assistance with accessing the new secondary materials, users can contact customer support at 1-866-77-FASTCASE (866.773.2782). Those without a Fastcase subscription can try the new integration by signing up for a free trial at www.fastcase.com.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase 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 has more than 900,000 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.
About the ABA
With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.