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Casemaker-Fastcase Merger: What It Means for Texas Lawyers
The State Bar of Texas 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 to offer a comprehensive set of tools and products under one platform: Fastcase. Texas lawyers will see new innovations in citator, docket analytics, and workflow tools, maximizing your bar member benefit.
What this means for Texas lawyers
Casemaker ended on September 30, 2021. If you were using Casemaker exclusively, we encourage you to start using Fastcase and explore the platform. 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.
How to Use Briefs, Pleadings, Motions, and Orders (BPMO) in Fastcase
In March 2022, Fastcase and the State Bar of Texas announced they had partnered to provide all active State Bar members free access to Fastcase’s vast collection of briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders powered by Docket Alarm within the Fastcase legal research platform. Follow the links below for instructions on how to use this new member benefit.
Casemaker and Fastcase compiled frequently asked questions on this page. If you have additional questions, please see the contact information for Fastcase below.