Articles Tagged with Casemaker

In the continuing battle between Fastcase and Casemaker to win over the hearts (and business) of state bar associations, score one for Fastcase. And a big one, at that. Today, the North Carolina Bar Association announced that, effective June 1, Fastcase will replace Casemaker¬†as the legal-research service it offers its members. Making that particularly notable […]

Almost a year ago, I wrote here about the major upgrade in the works for the Casemaker legal research service. At the time, I was given a demonstration that previewed the new interface but I was not then able to try it out directly. Well, it’s taken awhile, but I have finally been able to […]

In close to 20 years of writing about legal technology and the Web, one article of mine stands head and shoulders above all others for the impassioned feedback I received. That article was my head-to-head review of Casemaker vs. Fastcase, the two legal research services that market themselves to bar associations to offer as a […]

Promising a comprehensive legal research tool at an affordable price, a new legal research site, eLaw, launched yesterday. ¬†Although the service provides access to case law and statutes for all 50 states, it is available only to attorneys in New York and New Jersey. My guess is that the geographic limitation is because eLaw uses […]

After publishing my head-to-head review comparing Casemaker and Fastcase, I noted in a follow-up post earlier this month the Oregon State Bar Association’s decision to switch from Casemaker to Fastcase and Casemaker’s response to that decision. Now, Laura Orr at Oregon Legal Research offers another perspective on the Casemaker vs. Fastcase debate that she describes […]

My latest Web Watch column is up at Law Technology News (free registration required). This month’s column reviews: Example-Motion, a document-sharing site.  WhichDraft.com, a document-assembly site.PatentSurf, USCodeSurf and Case-Law, three related legal research sites.  Casemakerdigest, a new case-digesting service.  DASH, a new Harvard University site for obtaining scholarly articles by faculty and students. The National […]

Over the summer, I wrote a review (also here) comparing Casemaker and Fastcase. Each of these legal research services markets itself as a member benefit to state and local bar associations. In my review, I said that “both are worthwhile services with many similarities.” But I gave Fastcase the edge for intuitiveness and ease of […]

Earlier this month, I published here the letter I received from Steve Newsom, general manager of Lawriter, the company that produces Casemaker, responding to my review of Casemaker vs. Fastcase published in Law Technology News. Because I could not replicate their formatting, I did not publish two attachments to his letter that went into greater […]

[Update 7/20/09: I did not post the attachments to Mr. Newsom's letter because I could not replicate their formatting. Casemaker has now posted those attachments on its own Web site.] In response to my review of Casemaker vs. Fastcase published this month in Law Technology News, I received an e-mail yesterday from Steve Newsom, general […]

Two legal research services are in a head-to-head competition to win the loyalty of America’s lawyers. If you think I’m talking about Westlaw and LexisNexis, think again. This battle is between Casemaker and Fastcase. For my monthly Web Watch column in Law Technology News, I offer a head-to-head review of the two services: Web Watch: […]