Already free. Many local bar associations have subscription plans that allow their members to use Fastcase legal research platform for free. Check the website or with your bar association to see if you can take advantage!
AI Sandbox. The AI Sandbox lets lawyers use artificial intelligence in a secure environment to conduct that sort of work, then compare it with public legal data or Fastcase’s data. Lawyers can then have IBM’s Watson Analytics and Watson Developer Cloud analyze findings to get more profound insights into contracts, briefs, or other documents.
Secondary sources. The Fastcase library includes primary law (case law and statutes), legal blogs, law review articles, briefs, pleadings, expert witness databases, analytics, and secondary treatises. It includes 129 treatises from Aspen and CCH and over 100 titles from James Publishing, as well as 79 labor and employment treatises from Littler. Through Fastcase’s new imprint, Full Court Press, it has about 80 titles in production. They also provide access to law review articles through their partnership with HeinOnline.
Who Fastcase is For
Fastcase is an excellent research option for solos and small to medium sized firms who need access to comprehensive case law and some secondary sources. Tech driven firms who are looking to integrate tools into their existing software may find the platform especially appealing.
On the other hand, firms who need access to very specific secondary sources will want to be very deliberate in their choice and make sure they have access to the appropriate publications.