Tech Tins: Making Use of Fastcase
By Robert M. Klein
Robert M. Klein is a personal injury attorney who really enjoys the practice of law. Over the past 5 or so years, Robert has expanded his practice to include professional liability cases. He is proud to serve on the E.C. of the Solo and Small Firm section of the CLA.
Your CLA membership includes a subscription to Fastcase, a legal research service that competes with LexisNexis and Westlaw. This article familiarizes you with Fastcase and how to use it. I will also provide my own personal comments after using Fastcase for over 10 hours in preparing this article.
It is worth noting the magnitude of this benefit to CLA members. The cost of Fastcase for a national appellate plan, which includes all content except federal district and bankruptcy courts, is $65 per month or $695 per year. A national premium plan, which includes all content, is $95 per month or roughly $1,000 annually. CLA membership costs $95 for the entire year, which includes access to a Fastcase national premium plan.