Fastcase Legal Research Platform Now Includes Over 700 Secondary Titles
Washington, DC and Chicago, IL (March 17, 2020) – Legal publisher Fastcase and the American Bar Association (ABA) today announced that select titles from the ABA’s leading sections are now available in the Fastcase legal research platform.
The ABA, a leading national publisher of legal treatises, books, and practice guides across all market segments and practice areas of law, has contributed 87 books to the Fastcase library. These are available for individual purchase by all Fastcase subscribers – more than three-quarters of all lawyers across the nation. Interested Fastcase users can access the titles by signing up for à la carte annual subscriptions, with unlimited access to book updates as they become available.
Fastcase and the ABA announced their partnership in the spring of 2019. With this partnership, Fastcase continues to advance its mission of making the law more accessible to more people and bolsters the company’s efforts 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.”
Fastcase subscribers, as well as members of bar associations that provide access to Fastcase’s online law library as a member benefit, will receive unrestricted access to any individual or practice section publication through individual and special bundled retail pricing for annual subscriptions. Law schools, large firms, 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 are available for purchase in conjunction with Fastcase’s other publishing partners, as well as its own publishing imprint, Full Court Press.
Fastcase users can 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.
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.
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