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About Casemaker / Fastcase
This comprehensive web-based legal research system is similar to LexisNexis® and Westlaw®. Casemaker and Fastcase include all 50 states plus relevant federal materials.
Casemaker and Fastcase are simple, easy to use, and offer you materials and tools others charge thousands for – but you get it for free for as long as you’re a member of the Bar Association of Erie County!
Casemaker and Fastcase include case law, statutes, rules, codes, secondary materials, and more for all 50 states as well as the Federal system.
Casemaker / Fastcase Merger
You now have access to Fastcase Legal Research through the Bar Association of Erie County
Casemaker and Fastcase merged in January of 2021 and united their shared mission to democratize the law. You can now access Fastcase’s legal research platform in addition to Casemaker as a preview of the combined member benefit.
Read more about the merger in the press release.
What is Fastcase?
More than 1.1 million lawyers nationwide subscribe to Fastcase’s legal reserach tools. They offer primary legal research, as well as more than 750 books, treatises, and journals to their users. Fastcase also integrates with Docket Alarm’s briefs, pleadings, and motions database and syncs with a mobile app, on iOS and Android.
Why did Fastcase and Casemaker merge?
Fastcase and Casemaker are combining to offer a comprehensive set of tools and products for members of [bar association]. Soon you will see new innovations in citator, docket analytics, and workflow tools, maximizing your bar member benefit.
What this means for you.
Currently, you have access to both Casemaker and Fastcase through your bar member benefit. We encourage you to start using Fastcase and explore the platform. To help ease your transition, visit the Fastcase Resource Library where you can access tutorial videos, register for training webinars, and find answers to your questions.
Ready to get started? Here are some next steps.
- When you log in to Casemaker, you’ll be taken to a page where you have the option to start using Fastcase or continue to Casemaker. If you choose to start using Fastcase, you will be redirected to its legal research platform.
- On this same page, Casemaker and Fastcase have provided more information about the merger and transition, as well as links to training resources and webinars.
- Visit the Fastcase Resource Library and consider registering for a training webinar hosted by Fastcase and Casemaker, watching the collection of tutorial videos, and reading more information about the transition.
- Now that you have access to Fastcase, you are welcome to get into the system and start familiarizing yourself with the legal research tools offered.
I have questions.
Casemaker and Fastcase compiled a number of frequently asked questions on this page. If you have any more questions, see the contact information for Fastcase, Casekmaker, and the bar association below.