Fastcase: Free Online Research for All Wisconsin Bar members

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If you are a member of the Wisconsin State Bar, beginning in November you will have free access to Fastcase.  Fastcase is a searchable online database of federal and state law.  The product overview at the Fastcase website makes the service look user-friendly.   Its coverage is fairly deep too, including state cases back to 1950 or earlier.

I was wondering when a convenient but much lower-cost legal research service like this would become widely available.  It seemed inevitable that it would eventually happen.  I haven’t tried Fastcase yet, but I am going to do so and will follow up with my thoughts about the interface and more details about the coverage.   In the meantime, I would be very interested to hear from anyone who already has experience using the service.

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  1. Thanks for your note mentioning Fastcase. I’m the Director of Outreach at Fastcase and I wanted to let you know you could try out all services at http://www.fastcase.com. We have a 24-hour trial section that anyone can sign up for with a valid email address. The interface won’t be as customized, and we’re doing some special features for Wisconsin lawyers that won’t be available on the trial, but it would give you a nice preview of how our site operates. We’re also planning on offering training webinars once the benefit is up and running. If you have any questions before your benefit begins, please send them to support @ fastcase dot com.

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