September 25, 2009
Oregon Bar Offers Fastcase to All Oregon Lawyers Via License
Fastcase and the Oregon State Bar Association announce what amounts to a state wide site license to the Fastcase legal database. 16,000 Oregon attorneys will have access. This kind of makes me wonder how much a primary law online collection is really worth? If an annual subscription to Fastcase is $995, that's essentially a significant pennies on the dollar discount on a potential $16 million audience. Not every lawyer in Oregon would subscribe, of course, but the move does expand the user base. Will other bar associations try the same thing? Will Lexis and Westlaw compete? Will Fastcase become a component of electronic legal instruction in Oregon and other law schools? Stay tuned.