AALL Awards 2014 New Product of the Year to Publishing Partners Fastcase and HeinOnline

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Integrating Legal Research Libraries and Smarter Tools Benefits Legal Profession

William S. Hein & Co. www.HeinOnline.com
"Together, we’ve made both services better, and it’s a tremendous honor to share this award with the William S. Hein & Co., Inc.” ~ Ed Walters, President of Fastcase

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has named publishing partners Fastcase and William S. Hein & Co. as joint winners of its 2014 New Product of the Year Award. AALL is recognizing the partners for integrating the Fastcase and HeinOnline legal research libraries and research tools. The companies will accept the award during the association’s 107th Annual Meeting this July in San Antonio, Texas.

The New Product of the Year award recognizes new legal information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures. It honors the development of innovative products that improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials.

This year, AALL is recognizing the innovation-driven companies for integrating HeinOnline and Fastcase. The partnership combines Hein’s expertise in publishing law journals and historical statutory materials and Fastcase’s experience in publishing American primary law. It offers users of both services a complete, integrated legal research experience. Subscribers to both services can now search law review articles from HeinOnline when conducting research in Fastcase, and can search primary law materials from Fastcase inside HeinOnline.

“This is a groundbreaking partnership,” said Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase. “These are two great independent legal publishers. Our services are complementary, and this integration combines HeinOnline’s strength in law schools and in international markets with Fastcase’s deep partnership with bar associations, reaching more than 620,000 lawyers from around the country. Together, we’ve made both services better, and it’s a tremendous honor to share this award with the William S. Hein & Co., Inc.”

AALL does not recognize companies for the award every year; in fact, since 2001, the Association has only made 10 New Product awards. In that span, this is the third time Hein has been recognized, having won in 2001 for HeinOnline, and again in 2009 for its Subject Compilations of State Laws. This is the second time Fastcase has been honored, having won in 2010 for developing the first legal research app for smartphones, Fastcase for the iPhone. In the 20-year history of the award, Hein and Fastcase are two of only three companies to win more than once.

"We are proud to share this prestigious award with Fastcase," said Kevin Marmion, President of William S. Hein & Co., Inc. "Bringing case law to our HeinOnline subscribers by allowing simple case law look up and linking to case law from law journals articles and other secondary sources has been extremely well received. At the same time Fastcase has exposed our rich secondary resources to a whole new market."

To learn more about the 2014 New Product of the Year by Fastcase and HeinOnline and explore the integrated services, login to Fastcase or HeinOnline, or visit http://www.fastcase.com/hein-and-fastcase-announce-publishing-partnership or

About the American Association of Law Libraries The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with over 5,000 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.aallnet.org.

About HeinOnline
Produced by William S. Hein & Co., Inc., HeinOnline includes more than 100 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,000 law and law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline also contains the Congressional Record Bound volumes in their entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700′s, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, and much more. For more information about HeinOnline, visit http://home.heinonline.org.

About Fastcase
Fastcase is a leading legal publisher focused on smarter legal software that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 620,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit http://www.fastcase.com.

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