Free legal research for members
Attorney members of the Toledo Bar have access to Fastcase for free. Unlimited search using Fastcase’s smarter legal research tools, unlimited printing, and unlimited reference support, all free as a benefit of TBA membership.
- Primary law from all 50 states
- Mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android
- Cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions
- Federal coverage, including specialty courts
- Intuitive searching
- Save favorite documents, favorite jurisdictions and search history
Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting, and visualization tools at your fingertips. The company's patent-pending research software helps busy legal professionals sort through the clutter, ranking the best cases and statutes first, and enabling users to re-sort search results to find answers fast. Fastcase puts the whole law library on the desktop—providing online access to millions of cases, statutes, and regulations, and at a fraction of the cost of existing alternatives. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. and founded in 1999. It was built by lawyers and for lawyers, with the input of specialists in legal research, library science, and law. Fastcase's mission is to make better research available to more people through innovation, value and choice.
Who is eligible for free Fastcase legal research?
Beginning July 1, 2014, all full members* of the Toledo Bar Association will be able to access Fastcase—free of charge—through a special log in.
A $995 value—but how much does it cost me?
Membership in the Toledo Bar Association entitles you to FREE Fastcase research. It’s that simple! An individual subscription to Fastcase would cost $995 per year.
Watch for more details from the Toledo Bar Association throughout May and June for a July launch. Coming soon—live trainings, free webinars, instructions on the TBA website and more!
Fastcase’s libraries include primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Fastcase also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings through our content partners.
Fastcase’s libraries are searchable, just like you search the Web or traditional legal research services—by keyword (or “Boolean” search), natural language search, or citation lookup. What makes Fastcase’s solution so much smarter is its tools that find the best answers fast, saving you time, and making your practice more competitive to clients.
Fastcase has enhanced its Authority Check feature to show you where courts have noted that a case has been treated negatively (i.e., reversed or overruled on any grounds). The Bluebook requires that courts indicate negative history of cases cited within opinions. The new feature, “Bad Law Bot,” uses algorithms to find negative citation history. Bad Law Bot then flags those cases that have negative citation history and provides you with the links to those cases.
More than 600,000 lawyers have access to Fastcase, making it one of the world’s most trusted research services. Twenty-four state bar associations and dozens of other membership organizations have purchased Fastcase subscriptions for all of their members, most after rigorous review and thorough analysis. Lawyers love Fastcase because they know they can trust that they will find the most authoritative cases first.