Utah State Bar Partners with Fastcase

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Members Gain Free Access to Leading Legal Research Library

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"This partnership brings us closer to ensuring that all lawyers in America have access to the best legal research tools whenever they need them." ~ Phil Rosenthal, Fastcase President

Today, Fastcase announced a partnership with the Utah State Bar that will provide free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research system for all of its active members.

Beginning September 1, each of the more than 11,000 lawyers, judges, and legal professionals who are members of the Utah State Bar will receive complimentary access to one of the largest law libraries in the world. This member benefit provides access to online legal research in Fastcase’s robust database and includes unlimited nationwide legal research, printing, webinar training, and reference support; it is not restricted by time or number of transactions. The service also includes industry-leading mobile app and unlimited live, free customer support from experienced reference attorneys on the Fastcase team.

The new member benefit provides access to Fastcase’s extensive legal library of state and federal caselaw, as well as comprehensive coverage of statutes and regulations, at both the state and federal level. This includes Fastcase’s patented software, which makes legal research smarter and easier, including its Interactive Timeline visualization of search results, “Forecite” to suggest cases researchers may have missed, and Bad Law Bot, the leading algorithmic tool to identify negative case treatment.

After the service launches, members will be able to access Fastcase through the Bar member’s practice portal, where they will be able to log in with their Bar username and password.

The Utah State Bar has previously provided members with access to an on-line practice portal since 2004. Starting September 1, active Bar members will now receive upgraded free access to Fastcase’s legal research platform.

“As our members strive to stay current with the laws and precedents that impact their cases and ultimately their clients, we are excited about providing members with access to one of the world’s largest online legal research libraries,” said Herm Olsen, president of the Utah State Bar. “By adding Fastcase to our collection of member benefits, Bar members have a valuable option to conduct high-quality legal research anytime, anywhere.”

Utah joins 32 states and dozens of metro, county, and specialty bar associations that offer Fastcase’s smarter legal research tools as a free benefit to bar association members. Through state bar partnerships, Fastcase is made available at no charge to more than 900,000 lawyers, nearly three-quarters of all lawyers in America. Many of the largest law firms in America also subscribe to Fastcase, as well as the majority of American law schools and leading corporate counsel. In addition, Fastcase is the most popular smartphone app for lawyers, according to the most recent American Bar Association Technology Survey.

Legal researchers can extend their capabilities in Fastcase with the opportunity to purchase access to exclusive integrated products, such as Full Court Press publications, data analytics and docket updates via Docket Alarm, and artificial intelligence tools within the AI Sandbox, plus access to licensed secondary materials through James Publishing and Wolters Kluwer/Aspen/CCH.

“Twenty years ago, we set out with the mission of democratizing the law and making legal research smarter. Today Fastcase is proud to welcome the Utah State Bar to our group of bar partners,” said Fastcase President Phil Rosenthal. “This partnership brings us closer to ensuring that all lawyers in America have access to the best legal research tools whenever they need them.”

About the Utah State Bar
The Utah State Bar was formalized by the Utah Legislature in 1931 to manage and regulate the legal profession by licensing all persons who engage in the practice of law. The Bar is now governed by the Utah Supreme Court under the state constitution. Today’s Bar envisions its role as leading society in the creation of a justice system that is understood, valued, respected and accessible to all. Within that vision, we have established a mission of representing lawyers in Utah and serving the public and the legal profession by promoting justice, professional excellence, civility, ethics, respect for and understanding of the law. The Bar represents over 11,000 members by providing quality, valuable tools to make working in the legal profession faster and easier. For the public, the Bar provides many low- and no-cost legal services and encourages attorneys to volunteer to pro bono cases.

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 important cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 900,000 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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