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Service Brings Industry Expert “Featured Viewpoints” Articles by Attorney Readers   Washington, DC (April 15, 2021) – Law Street Media, Fastcase’s industry-focused legal news service, today introduces “Featured Viewpoints,” a new channel for articles authored by legal and industry professionals. Starting today, the Featured Viewpoints articles will be published on Law Street Media’s website and included in its daily news feeds accompanying its current distribution of legal news.   The addition of author-submitted Featured Viewpoints articles brings a new dimension to the legal news platform by providing readers with perspectives from industry leaders applying Docket Alarm analytics data. The articles…
Now Available: the April 2021 AILA Law Journal. Led by the Founder and Director of Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, the AILA Law Journal supports the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s mission to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. Articles range in topic, are timely, and encompass various dimensions of immigration law perspectives in the United States, from policy to pragmatic. Click here to download the April 2021 AILA Law Journal table of contents and
Fastcase is publishing Blockchain Law, a practice-oriented book for lawyers who need to understand how the law actually applies to the use of blockchain technology, in practice areas as diverse as: · intellectual property · contract · real property · securities · trusts and estates · the much-publicized non-fungible tokens.   Fastcase is currently selecting authors for each chapter, each analyzing a different domain of law. If you are interested in becoming a contributing author to Blockchain Law, please contact blockchain.law.book@gmail.com. Submissions must provide citations to a law journal or similar articles you have already written on the subject, together…
Fastcase is now accepting nominations for the 2021 class of Fastcase 50. We welcome your nominations of deserving innovators, visionaries, techies, or influencers who are shaping the law. Yes, you can nominate yourself too!    Fastcase 50 honors the law’s smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders. Lawyer or non-lawyer, techie or non-techie, anyone is eligible. The Fastcase 50 mission is to shine a light on the unsung heroes who are making significant contributions to shaping and advancing the law.  Submit your nomination(s) online at fastcase.com/50. You’ll also see the previous honorees celebrated by the Fastcase 50. The nomination deadline is…
Register now to save your seat for the upcoming Leaders in Law webinar. Join Fastcase for conversation regarding the history, present events, and future of the death penalty. This discussion, hosted by Judge Russell Canan of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, features guests Ngozi Ndulue, the Senior Director of Research and Special Projects at the Death Penalty Information Center and Henderson Hill, Senior Staff Attorney of the Capital Punishment Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. Date: Wednesday, April 14 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Click here to register.     In June 2020, Fastcase launched the free …
The latest Law Street Insights article tracks litigation involving popular stock-trading app Robinhood. The app has faced a flurry of litigation in recent weeks, after they barred their users from trading GameStop stock as the security’s price skyrocketed earlier this year. The article explores that trend and another wave of lawsuits faced by Robinhood one year ago.   Click here to learn more.
Docket Science’s technology is designed to augment machine-backed technologies in Fastcase’s legal research platform   San Francisco (March 15, 2021) – Fastcase has acquired the legal technology assets of Docket Science, a San Francisco-based legal research technology provider widely recognized as an innovator in the legal tech space. Today, Docket Science’s tech stack joins Fastcase’s other innovative technologies — all to further Fastcase’s goal of democratizing the law.   After graduating from Stanford and working at Google, Ashkon Farhangi founded Docket Science in 2018 with the mission of applying the newest state-of-the-art machine learning and natural language processing advances coming out of top…
The legal industry has experienced many changes over the last year. Most lawyers, paralegals, and other legal professionals have been working from home, and some court hearings have been held virtually. Many offices have had to depend on new technology to stay productive and keep cases moving forward.   We will walk through how attorneys have made the shift to remote work, the benefits of working from home, and how services like virtual paralegals are becoming the new norm for attorneys.   A shift to remote work   As the COVID-19 pandemic caused record shutdowns last year, anyone who could…
The latest Law Street Insights article explores the emergence of a legal trend that began only a few weeks ago. In early February, a House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy published a report claiming that baby food products contain “dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals” which it said could cause harm to babies and children. This has led to suits against baby food manufacturers directly brought in response to the report. Learn more about the suits, what they claim, and where they are brought just six weeks after the report was issued. Click here to learn more.
We are looking for an energetic, self-starter who has a passion for building relationships with customers – existing and prospective. We are looking for someone to join the Fastcase Sales & Marketing team to work with external customers – existing and prospective – and the internal team to generate leads and provide a smart customer experience. This specific role will with all types of customers – law firms of all sizes, law schools, government and corporations – to support existing revenue and help build a pipeline for future revenue. We are looking for a team-player who’s excited to work alongside…
[Limited seats are available for this free webinar] Mueller on Patent Law is a comprehensive yet accessible two-volume legal treatise for patent practitioners. This well-organized resource provides concise and timely access to U.S. patent law in the twenty-first century, focusing on game-changing Federal Circuit and Supreme Court decisions. In January, Fastcase announced that its publishing imprint Full Court Press is the new and exclusive publisher for the two-volume practitioner treatise, Mueller on Patent Law.   Register now to join Fastcase for a conversation on patent law, procedure, and practice with Janice Mueller, author of Mueller on Patent Law. Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021…
Acting as an essential text for attorneys practicing at the intersection of intellectual property and criminal law, Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes is penned by Peter Toren, an experienced federal litigator and an original member of the DOJ’s Computer Crime and IP section, where he worked for eight years and served as Acting Deputy Chief. This sweeping desk reference covers topics including hacking laws, infringement, trademark counterfeiting, actions arising out of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Economic Espionage Act, DMCA, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. It also includes a number of sections on the civil provisions of the…
  Fastcase is one of the fastest-growing legal research platforms in the United States, democratizing the law by putting a comprehensive law library in the hands of law firms, solo attorneys, in-house counsel, government lawyers, and law students. Founded in 1999 and based in Washington, D.C., Fastcase is applying cutting-edge technology to the law, allowing it to leapfrog legacy providers and usher in a new era of access, transparency, and legal technology.   We’re looking for software engineers excited to develop the next generation of legal technology. Our projects range from building the most sophisticated NLP and search technology in…