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Casemaker-Fastcase Merger: What It Means for Texas Lawyers
The State Bar of Texas has provided free access to legal research through both Fastcase and Casemaker as a member benefit for many years. In January 2021, Fastcase and Casemaker merged and will be combining to offer a comprehensive set of tools and products under one platform: Fastcase. Soon Texas lawyers will see new innovations in citator, docket analytics, and workflow tools, maximizing your bar member benefit.
What this means for Texas lawyers
Currently, Texas lawyers still have access to both Casemaker and Fastcase through their State Bar of Texas membership. If you have been using Casemaker exclusively, we encourage you to start using Fastcase and explore the platform. Access to the Casemaker platform is expected to end on September 1, 2021. To help ease your transition, visit the Fastcase Resource Library where you can access tutorial videos, register for training webinars, and find answers to your questions.
What is Fastcase?
More than 1.1 million lawyers nationwide subscribe to Fastcase’s legal research tools. They offer primary legal research, as well as more than 750 books, treatises, and journals to their users. Fastcase also integrates with Docket Alarm’s briefs, pleadings, and motions database and syncs with a mobile app, on iOS and Android.
Ready to get started on Fastcase? Here are some next steps.
When you login to Casemaker, you’ll be taken to a page where you have the option to start using Fastcase or continue to Casemaker. If you choose to start using Fastcase, you will be redirected to its legal research platform.
On this same page, Casemaker and Fastcase have provided more information about the merger and transition, as well as links to training resources and webinars.
Visit the Fastcase Resource Library and consider registering for a training webinar hosted by Fastcase and Casemaker, watching the collection of tutorial videos, and reading more information about the transition.
Casemaker and Fastcase compiled frequently asked questions on this page. If you have additional questions, please see the contact information for Fastcase and Casemaker below.