Fastcase Announces Partnership with American Immigration Lawyers Association

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Free Access to Smarter Legal Research Tools Now Available for Attorneys and Educators who Practice and Teach Immigration Law

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“Immigration law is changing fast right now, so accurate and up-to-date law is more important than ever.” ~ Phil Rosenthal, President of Fastcase.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and leading legal publisher Fastcase today announced a partnership to provide free access to the comprehensive Fastcase online legal research system for AILA members around the world. Starting today, over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law in the U.S. and across the globe will now receive unlimited access to one of the largest online law libraries in the world.

AILA members now get free access to Fastcase including its database of decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal bankruptcy courts, federal circuit and federal district courts, and the Unites States Supreme Court. Along with free access to Fastcase and smarter legal research tools through AILA’s website, members can enjoy the multiple benefits of Fastcase’s latest feature – Mobile Sync. Users can fully integrate and securely synchronize their favorite documents, favorite jurisdictions, and search history between their desktop version of Fastcase and mobile apps (Fastcase for the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch).

“AILA is pleased to extend this benefit to our members worldwide,” said Crystal Williams, Executive Director of AILA. “Our members can now simply log on to the AILA website and have access to federal case law through Fastcase at their fingertips. “

Through AILA partnership, more than 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law can now access legal research tools and databases for free through the Association’s website, http://www.aila.org - a service that would otherwise cost lawyers and law firms hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. The service is provided as a member benefit and is unrestricted by time or number of transactions, with unlimited printing, reference assistance, and customer service included for free.

Known for its mission to democratize the law by making it more accessible to more people, Fastcase has been partnering with bar associations since 2005 and steadily transforming the traditional legal research industry. Currently the company provides free premium legal research to more than 500,000 subscribers, in dozens of AmLaw 200 law firms, 21 state bar associations and dozens of voluntary bar associations and law schools. It also provides access to legal research through award-winning free mobile apps on the iPhone and iPad.

“Immigration law is changing fast right now, so accurate and up-to-date law is more important than ever,” said Phil Rosenthal, Fastcase’s President. “Working together with AILA, we’ll make sure that immigration lawyers have a terrific benefit of membership and some of the smartest legal research tools ever made.”

Fastcase was founded 12 years ago by two attorneys seeking to democratize the law and build smarter tools for legal research. Fastcase has gained overwhelming support from state bar associations, many of which have upgraded to Fastcase from LexisNexis, Casemaker, and Versuslaw.

Fastcase has gained very strong momentum in the legal research market. Fastcase was voted #1 in Law Technology News’s inaugural Customer Satisfaction Survey, finishing first in 7 out of 10 categories over traditional research providers Westlaw and LexisNexis. Fastcase’s free apps for iPhone and iPad have dominated the category, winning the prestigious 2010 New Product of the Year and the 2011 Legal Productivity App of the Year awards from the American Association of Law Libraries.

In recent months, Fastcase has introduced opinion summaries and Fastcase Cloud Printing applications, and has been named to the prestigious EContent 100 list of leading digital publishing and media companies alongside Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, and debuted Mobile Sync.

For more information, visit http://www.fastcase.com.

About American Immigration Lawyers Association
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. For more information, visit http://www.aila.org.

About Fastcase
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase 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 500,000 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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