FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2022
Contact: Lowell Brown Communications Division Director, State Bar of Texas
800-204-2222, ext. 1713, or 512-427-1713
State Bar of Texas announces free briefs and pleadings library in partnership with Fastcase
AUSTIN and WASHINGTON, D.C.— Fastcase and the State Bar of Texas are partnering to provide all active State Bar members free access to Fastcase’s 58 million briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders powered by Docket Alarm within the Fastcase legal research platform.
Since 2014, State Bar of Texas members have received unlimited access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research content service for free as a bar member benefit. This expanded member benefit gives Texas lawyers unprecedented free access to additional litigation pleadings through Docket Alarm. “We are excited to expand the free legal research services available to Texas lawyers through our Fastcase member benefit,” said Sylvia Borunda Firth, 2021-2022 State Bar of Texas president. “This expansive, nationwide collection of state and federal briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders will enhance lawyers’ practices and help them better serve clients.”
The expanded Docket Alarm briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders partnership is the first between Fastcase and its bar association partners and will become a model for other state bars. “Fastcase has helping bar associations in its DNA. As we grow, members should get more and more for free,” said Phil Rosenthal, Fastcase co-founder and president. “When we merged with Casemaker last year, our goal was to reassure our partners and subscribers that pricing would remain intact and that bar members will continue to be at the center of our mission as Fastcase grows to become the leader in state research, analytics, and workflow.”
State Bar of Texas members can access the additional resources by logging in through the bar’s texasbar.com website with their existing username and password.
Beyond the traditional legal research libraries, bar members will now gain access to the Docket Alarm briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders (“BPMO”) directly within Fastcase. Docket Alarm’s BPMO is a collection of more than 58 million case filings across state and federal trial courts, including sample motions, as-filed briefs, and new complaints in federal and state cases filed in counties across the United States. It also includes nonfinal orders from judges on procedural motions, an important guide to practitioners. Docket Alarm’s BPMO is actively updated with thousands of new documents added every day.
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The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @statebaroftexas, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/statebaroftexas, or visit texasbar.com.
Fastcase is a comprehensive legal intelligence company, founded in 1999 and based in Washington, D.C. Partnering with the bar associations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Fastcase serves more than 1.1 million lawyers from around the world. The company provides an innovative research suite of primary law, dockets, treatises, legal blogs, analytics, workflow tools, and legal news. For more information about Fastcase’ s smarter legal tools, visit the company on Twitter at @Fastcase or fastcase.com.