May 15, 2014

Smarter by Association

Free Legal Research for Members

Beginning June 1, Columbus Bar attorney and practicing paralegal members will have access to unlimited, free legal research. This can save you thousands of dollars every year for one flat membership price.

“This is a great benefit for our members,” says President Mark Petrucci. “Fastcase normally costs $995 per year, but we’re offering it to members for free. Unlimited access to one of the largest law libraries in the world, with no restrictions on time or number of transactions, unlimited printing, unlimited reference assistance, and unlimited customer service included for free.”

In addition to its nationwide legal research database, Fastcase’s Ohio-specific libraries include Ohio judicial opinions back to 1885, Sixth Circuit decisions starting at 1. F.2d 1, Supreme Court decisions starting with 1 U.S. 1, statutes, regulations, the Ohio State Constitution, and much more. The service also includes annotated statutes from other states, Fastcase’s annotated U.S. Code, transactional access to newspaper articles, federal court filings, and legal forms, and transactional access through HeinOnline to the largest collection of law reviews in the world.

Fastcase has been steadily transforming the traditional legal research industry, pioneering the smartest legal research tools in the market, with integrated citation analysis tools, data visualization maps of search results, and the first legal research apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The service also includes Bad Law Bot, the first big data service to identify negative citations to judicial opinions. In addition to bar associations, the company provides smarter legal research tools to lawyers around the world, dozens of AmLaw 250 law firms, in-house counsel, and law schools across the United States.

Starting June 1, members can access Fastcase through the Columbus Bar website, where they can log in with their member username and password.