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Fastcase brings big data analytics, visualization, and work-flow tools to online legal research. Empowering attorneys to quickly identify the most important cases and reduce time wasted on repetitive tasks. In September 2020, Fastcase users will begin transitioning to the newly updated version of Fastcase. “We are thrilled to roll out a big upgrade of Fastcase legal research.  We’ve worked for years to make the research experience easier and provide more powerful tools so that you find what you need faster,” said Phil Rosenthal, President of Fastcase. The newest version of Fastcase provides a greater variety of tools and results with…
Leading Financial Regulatory Platform Adds Largest Law Library and Legal Research Database   New York, NY and Washington, DC – (July 14, 2020) Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Fastcase today announced a partnership to enrich content for the Cadwalader Cabinet, the leading research and intelligence platform providing analysis of U.S. financial regulation.   This collaboration significantly enhances the Cabinet’s offerings by providing its newsletter and subscription platform users with additional primary law content and alerts, including custom links to view full case law from Fastcase’s legal research library, the world’s largest online law library. Cabinet content is curated and commentary…
This year has brought an increase in remote work across industries, including throughout the legal world. And this shift from office to home is not going away anytime soon. Lawyers are tasked with finding new solutions to this new working norm.   Remote work benefits   Benefits of remote work include more flexible scheduling, less commuting, increased productivity, and more time to spend with family and loved ones. Working from home also can mean that attorneys are spending less time on work since they’re not staying at the office until late hours of the night.   Remote work environments also…
Monthly Webinar Series Will Spotlight Lawyers Serving And Protecting Civil Rights   Washington, DC (June 17, 2020) – Full Court Press, an imprint of Fastcase, today announced a free webinar series in partnership with legal history publisher Twelve Tables Press. The “Leaders in Law” monthly webinar series will feature interviews with notable attorneys who are advancing civil rights in the United States and across the world.   “We are excited to join together with Twelve Tables Press and this group of astoundingly accomplished attorneys and authors to share intimate conversations about their work’s legacy and ongoing impact,” said Full…
  Full Court Press, an imprint of Fastcase, is launching a free webinar series in partnership with legal history publisher Twelve Tables Press. The Leaders in Law monthly webinar series will feature interviews with notable attorneys who are advancing civil rights in the United States and across the world.   Upcoming Webinars   The Legacy of Lawrence v. Texas || Leaders in Law, Episode 1 The Legacy of Lawrence v. Texas, an interview with Mitchell Avila Katine and Paul Smith. This session will cover the background, case development, and circumstances of the original Lawrence v. Texas case, the later Supreme…
Full Court Press and Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Publish Research From 48 Authors   Washington, DC and Berkeley, CA (June 16, 2020) – Full Court Press, the publishing arm of legal publisher Fastcase, along with the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law today published The Global #MeToo Movement, which details how women on every continent are using the new tools of social media to confront one of the oldest barriers to equality: the threat of violence, including sexual harassment, as a tool of male supremacy.   The 48 authors, from every continent except Antarctica,…
6/15/2020   What’s Fixed   – Saved Scope Icon. The Saved Scope icon was behaving oddly; it’s now well behaved.   What’s Changed   – Alerts. We improved alerts, now permitting multiple recipients, choosing whether send as individual emails or as one collective digest, set the frequency (e.g., daily, weekly), letting you name your alerts, and more!   – Law Street Media. Our Apps and Tools icon now includes Law Street Media, Fastcases’s source for legal news. Subscribing to Law Street Media is free — to both users and nonusers!   – Current Sources Facets. The Current Sources pane (on the…
BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA    In a 6-3 decision written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court of the United States extended the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect employees discriminated against based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The majority opinion, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Ginsburg, Kagan, Sotomayor, and Breyer, found that different treatment of the sexes was intrinsic to discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and theretofore was prohibited under Title VII. Justice Alito, joined by Justice Thomas, filed a dissenting opinion, while Justice Kavanagh filed…
Legal News Service Adds Agriculture Coverage, Analytics, and Alerts Center   Washington, DC – (May 28, 2020) Law Street Media, Fastcase’s industry-focused legal news service, today launched two additions to the service – an Alerts Center and an Agriculture section. Both are now available to all Law Street Media (LSM) subscribers at no additional fee, and without paywalls. LSM provides legal news for free, enabling readers to access full articles, court filings, and additional background materials related to specific industries.   Beginning today, the Agriculture news section is available on the site’s home page as well as in daily…
All Members Gain Free Access to Leading Legal Research Library   Montgomery, AL and Washington, DC (May 26, 2020) – Today, Fastcase announced a partnership with the Alabama State Bar (ASB) that provides free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research platform for all active members.   Since 2005, Alabama State Bar members have received unlimited access to a nationwide legal research content service as a member benefit. After a review of its member benefit offerings, the ASB decided to change legal research providers and will now be providing complimentary access to Fastcase, starting in September of this year.   “The…
  Introducing Bankruptcy Week Summit   Join bankruptcy and legal tech professionals in the Bankruptcy Week Summit, sponsored by Fastcase and NextChapter. This completely virtual summit will be held from May 11 to May 15, 2020, and sessions will be held over Livestream.   The best part? Registration is free! Here’s everything you need to know about the summit.   What is Bankruptcy Week?   The sessions in Bankruptcy Week will be given by industry experts and leading professionals regarding the state of bankruptcy law, including impacts already seen from the current pandemic.   Topics will also help attorneys…
4/15/2020   What’s Fixed – Jurisdiction and Sources. Choosing jurisdiction(s) is a bit simpler: After filtering, the app now shows only the most-relevant sources. We’ve also made a few other small cosmetic changes. – Facet Pane persistent closure. After you close the Facet Pane, the app will now remember that choice until the session ends. – Hein Journals. Lists were out of order, but now they’re propery alphabetical. – Browse Scrolling. More-easily get to the bottom of the page.   What’s Changed   – UI Polish. Turned hovered-over icons orange, eliminated glowing borders, changed to more-accuate download icon, changed the Jurisdiction Selector’s Reset button to…
Democratizing COVID-19 resources at a critical time  We talk about how we founded Fastcase in order to democratize the law, and after spending the last week reaching out to our bar partners, firm customers and publishing peers, the result is we have created the free Fastcase Peer Resource Center for COVID-19.  Our goal is to centralize real-time, relevant information and resources about COVID-19’s impact on our community to arm you with information you need. In addition to Fastcase, Docket Alarm and Law Street Media free legal resources, we wanted to support and highlight those resources we consider invaluable and…
7.5.8 – Hotfixes 3/30/2020 What’s New   COVID-19 Information. Added link to resources regarding COVID-19 and the law. What’s Fixed – IE11. An update we did broke Fastcase for IE11, but we’ve resurrected it. – Keyword Highlighting. You can now find your wildcard terms as well. – Too much going on after Fullscreen. Made a change so when you get out of full screen reading, just the results and document view are visible instead of all of the panels being open.   What’s Changed   – Delete Icons on Current Sources. Want to get rid of a selected source? Hit the delete icon.…
In light of the COVID-19 epidemic the Fastcase team is working with our partners to ensure lawyers and volunteers have access to complimentary resources available to them.  Fastcase has created a COVID-19 resource hub, bringing together free legislative and government updates and COVID-19 content across leading news media sources.    The Federal Legislative Response to Coronavirus by Skopos The Federal Regulatory Response to Coronavirus by Skopos COVID-19 Cases by Court in Docket Alarm Stay on top of trending legal issues. Below are searches for recent legal cases involving COVID-19: Recent Cases and Pleadings Involving COVID-19 New Complaints and Pleadings Mentioning COVID-19
  In addition to the standard Fastcase webinars, our team is introducing a series of non-CLE approved webinars to learn more about the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it pertains to the legal and legal tech industries.   Upcoming Webinars   COVID-19 During Litigation: A Brief Tour of What is Happening Across Jurisdictions in the US Presented by Michael Sander, Founder and Managing Director, Docket Alarm Webinar Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 Webinar Time: 12:00 PM Eastern     Disaster Research Sources Presented by Ken Strickland, West Coast Reference Attorney, Fastcase Webinar Date: Friday, April 3, 2020 Webinar Time: 1:00 PM Eastern   Past Webinar Recordings   A Real-Time Review of COVID-19