Integrated Citation Analysis: We show you how
often each case in your search results was cited in the
database—and by other cases in the search results—
right on the results screen. This helps you identify the
cases you need to read in full much more easily than
any other service.
Interactive Timeline: Fastcase offers a revolutionary
way to visualize case law search results in a highly
customizable, four-dimensional chart. While Fastcase
search results are presented in the familiar list format
by default, researchers can opt to view the results in
a new light, often leading to recognition of changes
or trends in the law not apparent—or impossible
to identify—using conventional text-based search
results. In addition, the most important cases jump
right off the screen.
Forecite: Fastcase uses powerful citation analytics
like the patent-pending Forecite technology to
identify useful cases that go beyond a user’s specific
search. Recognizing that judges have a firm grasp
of the case law, Fastcase instantly analyzes every
search you perform to see whether the cases returned
by your search rely heavily on any cases that don’t
exactly fit your search terms. While other legal
research solutions ignore these cases, Forecite helps
you identify the most seminal cases in your field even
with a basic search.
Bad Law Bot: Fastcase has enhanced its Authority
Check feature to immediately analyze the disposition
of cases. Bad Law Bot uses proprietary algorithms to
identify negative case history, and places a red flag on
many cases that have received negative treatment.
Minnesota Statutes—Now with Annotations:
Fastcase instantly, accurately, and completely
annotates statutes. Traditional annotating suffers
from editorial delays and human error. Fastcase
runs every new case through an annotation
algorithm, a much faster process than using editors,
which flags statutes mentioned in the case and
instantly appends the case to that statute.
Time-saving Features: Fastcase has many other time-saving features including: the ability to set case alerts
for your custom searches in order to stay current on
issues or a specific case; the ability to search within
search results; dual-column printing with search term
highlighting; statute index browsing; and sorting by
relevance, case name, authority, or date.
iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ Apps: According to the
2013 ABA Technology Survey, Fastcase is the most
popular smartphone app among lawyers, with more
downloads than the closest competitors combined.
To facilitate use of the apps with its bar association
members, Fastcase introduced the mobile-sync
feature which allows MSBA members to save favorites
from the road or in court for later printing, or to
save desktop favorites to a virtual trial notebook on
Android phones or tablets, iPhone, or iPad.
Free & Easy
for MSBA Members
By Phil Rosenthal, President, Fastcase
Fastcase® makes legal research smarter, leveraging the power of big data analytics so that you
can find what you need faster and easier—and find important cases you might have otherwise
missed. Normally $995 a year, Fastcase is free to all members of the Minnesota State Bar
Association. Just for being a member of MSBA, you receive, for free, access to primary law from
all 50 states, and deep federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F. Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1.
Fastcase is the smarter legal research solution because it answers your legal research questions
better and faster, saving you time, money, and making your practice more competitive. Here
are just a few of the innovative features MSBA members receive.