Fastcase – Legal Research Platform

Fastcase – Legal Research Platform

Fastcase – Legal Research Platform a HUGE thank you to Sean Hocking, the publisher of CannabisLaw.report for introducing us to Steve Errick, the COO of Fastcase, a brilliant next generation legal research platform that augments our subscriptions to Thomsen Reuter Editorial materials, Tax Notes and Bloomberg Tax.

Fastcase is a comprehensive, nationwide law library, including case law, statutes, regulations, court rules,Fastcase - Legal Research Platform constitutions,  practice publications, blogs and law review articles. It’s one of the largest online law libraries in the world.  Features include:

  • Forecite, a new addition to our suite of smarter legal research tools, is the perfect backstop to your case law research. When you perform a keyword search on Fastcase, Forecite goes the extra mile and identifies seminal cases that can easily be missed by ordinary keyword searches.
  • Map search results visually, so you can see at a glance which are the most important cases. The patented Interactive Timeline view of search results plots all of the search results on a visual map, showing how results are distributed over time, how relevant each case is based on your query, how often each case has been cited generally in the database (“cited generally”), and how often each case has been cited by the super-relevant set of other search results (“cited within”).
  • Fastcase App for the iPhone/iPad is a free legal research application, putting the American law library in the palm of your hand. Fastcase contains cases and statutes from all 50 states and from the federal government. You can search by citation, keyword (in Boolean or natural language), or browse statute collections.
  • Citation Analysis identifies the most authoritative cases in results, every time. Fastcase integrates citation analysis into search results, telling you how often each case in your results list has been cited. It’s like Shepardizing or KeyCiting each case in search results, except that you can see the results automatically integrated into search results. Now you can sort the most seminal case to the top of the list, with one click. Only Fastcase offers this powerful tool.
  • Desktop and Mobile Print – Unlimited printing is included in every Fastcase subscription. Print beautifully in Word or PDF, in single or dual-column format. Batch print cases with ease!

We are going to post an initial review of the Fastcase platform in the next few weeks, and regular updates to both offer our thought on improvements and features and observations on how the platform can be integrated with a transactional tax practice…Westlaw and LexisNexis have a new and increasingly formidable competitor.

Fastcase – Legal Research Platform

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