Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Legal research engine Fastcase is now available for free to members of D.C. bar

A free alternative to Wexis just became available to members of the D.C. bar and its name is Fastcase3 Geeks and a Blog is reporting the story.  Fastcase already provides free service to members of the bar in a boatload of other jurisdictions.

From the Fastcase press release courtesy of 3 Geeks and a Blog:

Beginning February 1, 2011, more than 70,000 attorneys will receive free and unlimited access to one of the nation’s largest law libraries through the D.C. Bar website, www.dcbar.org. The service is unrestricted by time or number of transactions, and unlimited printing, reference assistance, and customer service are included for free.

 The D.C. Bar is one of the nation’s largest bar associations, representing almost 10 percent of all attorneys in the United States. Its partnership with Fastcase reflects the Bar’s commitment to providing its members with outstanding services that enhance their practice.

 “The D.C. Bar is excited to announce this new benefit and free resource for our members,” said Katherine Mazzaferri, Chief Executive Officer of the D.C. Bar. “Our members range from local solo and small firm attorneys to global law firm leaders, so offering free access to Fastcase is a valuable benefit that our entire membership can appreciate.”

 Members will get free access to Fastcase’s D.C. law libraries, as well as the ability to subscribe individually to the Fastcase nationwide Premium subscription for $195 per member per year (the service normally costs $1,140 per year). Law firms can get even larger discounts by subscribing to Fastcase’s Enterprise Edition.

This brings Fastcase's subscriber base up to one half million users.

Read more here.

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