State Bar of Texas Expands Partnership with Fastcase
All Members Gain Free Access to Leading Legal Research Library
Austin, TX and Washington, DC (Jan. 16, 2020) – Today, Fastcase announced an expanded partnership with the State Bar of Texas that provides free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research system for all active members.
For the past six years, State Bar of Texas members practicing in solo and small firms have enjoyed unlimited access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research content as a free member benefit. Members practicing at firms with 11 or more attorneys were permitted limited access to Texas content and select federal offerings. Now, the State Bar is expanding the benefit to provide nationwide legal research to its entire membership. The complete scope of coverage is available at fastcase.com/coverage.
Starting today, Fastcase and the State Bar of Texas are providing each of the approximately 105,000 lawyers, judges, and legal professionals who are members of the State Bar with complimentary access to one of the largest law libraries in the world. This updated member benefit provides access to Fastcase’s robust primary law database, a service that includes unlimited printing, webinar training, and reference support; it is not restricted by time or number of transactions.
The member benefit includes state and federal caselaw, as well as comprehensive access to statutes and regulations at both the state and federal levels. This content is augmented by Fastcase’s patented software, which makes legal research smarter and easier, including its Interactive Timeline visualization of search results, “Forecite” to suggest cases researchers may have missed, and Bad Law Bot, the leading algorithmic tool to identify negative case treatment.
“The State Bar of Texas is committed to providing benefits to Texas lawyers that enhance their practices and help them better serve clients,” 2019-2020 State Bar President Randy Sorrels said. “Expanding our member benefit with Fastcase is an excellent example of the State Bar working for Texas lawyers and the public.”
Texas is one of 33 states, and dozens of metro, county, and specialty bar associations, that offer Fastcase’s smarter legal research tools as a free benefit to members. Through state bar partnerships, Fastcase is made available at no charge to more than 900,000 lawyers, nearly three-quarters of all lawyers in the U.S. Many of the largest law firms in the country also subscribe to Fastcase, as well as the majority of U.S. law schools and leading corporate counsel.
Legal researchers can extend their capabilities in Fastcase by opting in to integrated products, such as Full Court Press publications, data analytics and docket updates via Docket Alarm, bankruptcy and workflow tools through NextChapter, lawyer directory information from Modern Attorney, and artificial intelligence tools within the AI Sandbox, plus access to licensed secondary materials through Wolters Kluwer/Aspen/CCH and other publishers.
“Fastcase is very excited about bringing our premium service to some of the largest firms in the world in Texas,” Fastcase President Phil Rosenthal said. “We know our unique analytics, visualization tools, and other advanced features will help firms of all sizes find what they need faster than with other services, and most importantly help ensure that lawyers do not miss the documents they need most. We are especially pleased to broaden our relationship with the State Bar of Texas, one of the most well-run and innovative organizations in the legal profession.”
About the State Bar of Texas
The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney disciplinary system. For more information, follow the State Bar of Texas on Twitter at @statebaroftexas or visit texasbar.com.
Fastcase is a leading legal publisher that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Fastcase is a comprehensive research suite of primary law, treatises, legal blogs, analytics, workflow tools, and legal news. Founded in 1999, the service 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 fastcase.com.