Fastcase to Showcase “Mercury” Platform and New Initiatives at American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting

Legal Research Innovator to Showcase New Fastcase 7 Release, Integrations, Legal Forms, and New Treatise Libraries

Washington, DC (June 28, 2018) – Fastcase, known for pioneering the smartest legal research tools in the market, today shares its latest additions, integrations, and updates the company will be showcasing at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting July 14-17 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Fastcase is debuting major upcoming changes to its online legal research platform. Attendees of the AALL annual meeting will be treated to a sneak preview of Fastcase 7.3, known internally as the “Mercury” update. Mercury represents a major overhaul of the Fastcase user interface, and is the first in a series of planned updates slated for release this year. The goal of the project is to touch every aspect of the Fastcase user experience, putting together all of the lessons learned from the Fastcase 7 Beta.


The Mercury update will include a variety of changes and improvements to the user interface, with a particular focus on the Advanced Search and Document View features. Other improvements include a streamlined print queue interface and an easier to use History and Favorites system to help users pick up where they left off. 7.3 will also allow users to save their search presets, such as document type and jurisdiction, and default to those favorites to make repeated searches faster and easier.


“There is so much momentum with our team right now,” said Ed Walters, Fastcase CEO. “The new Mercury release is going to blow people’s minds. The team has some great new announcements for Docket Alarm and AI Sandbox. And we’re launching a ton of secondary treatises, forms, and Full Court Press Titles. It’s a great way to prepare to celebrate Fastcase’s 20th anniversary next year.”


Since 1999, Fastcase has been democratizing the law, making it more accessible to more people. Today, nearly two-thirds of all lawyers have access to Fastcase’s extensive legal research libraries. As Fastcase continues to build out its Analytics, Legal News, and Alerts Services, new products such as Docket Alarm, the AI Sandbox and Full Court Press aid in smarter legal research and empower customers to visualize and analyze litigation data in new ways.


Fastcase legal research subscribers including many of the largest law firms, corporate counsel, law schools, 30 state bar associations, and dozens of metro, county, and specialty bar associations are working faster and smarter using Fastcase’s newest suite of complementary products. These include:


AI Sandbox: customized first-of-its-kind platform that allows law firms to use artificial intelligence in a secure environment to crunch their own big data, compare it with public legal data or metadata from Fastcase, and analyze it using cognitive intelligence tools such as IBM Watson Analytics and Watson Developer Cloud


Courtroom Insight: upcoming access to the online knowledge management solution allowing users to capture and analyze information about expert witnesses, arbitrators, judges, and attorneys in their private digital environments


Directlaw: upcoming access to over 2000 state and national forms across key practice areas, with access to automated legal documents powered by Rapidocs®


Docket Alarm: now you can access Docket Alarm’s database of briefs, pleadings, and judgments directly within Fastcase to quickly shape effective arguments. Docket Alarm’s exclusive new “Analytics Workbench” enables litigators to explore insights previously unavailable to hone litigation strategy. Subscribers can update to the full Docket Alarm platform for $99 per month and receive exclusive discounts for members of partner bar associations


Full Court Press: Fastcase’s upcoming publishing portfolio of 40 plus print, on-line and digital publications such as RAIL: The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law, and Walker on Legal AI, co-developed digests, journals, deskbooks, and blogs with an array of state bar and specialty bar partners, including state and specialty bar associations, leading law schools and law firms, and franchise authors


James Publishing: access to over 100 practical law books loaded with time-saving motions and pleadings, client letters, and step-by-step procedural checklists, pattern arguments, model questions, pitfalls to avoid, and practice tips


LexBlog: integrated access to a massive library of expert commentary written by more than 15,000 expert legal bloggers in the LexBlog network


Practising Law Institute (PLI): the PLI PLUS platform now connects to primary law, powered by Fastcase links. PLI PLUS subscribers will now have unlimited access to state and federal cases that are cited in PLI’s comprehensive library of treatises, answer books, course handbooks, and journals. As part of the PLI PLUS platform, links to primary law will continue to evolve and extend to regulations and statutes. 


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About Fastcase

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 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


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