Ed Walters and Phil Rosenthal, the founders of Fastcase, seem to revel in disrupting long-held notions of how legal publishing is supposed to operate. For two guys who are in the business of selling legal research, they can’t seem to find enough ways to give away access to core legal research materials. That was the […]
Back in January 2010, this blog had an exclusive first look as Fastcase was about to launch its app to let iPhone users research cases and statutes for free, directly on their devices. Later, Fastcase came out with a version for the iPad. The app proved popular and even won the American Association of Law […]
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 […]
I’ve written several times about the Fastcase app for the iPhone and iPad, both of which let you research cases and statutes for free directly from your mobile device. This week, Fastcase rolled out Mobile Sync, a feature that synchronizes the mobile app with the desktop version of Fastcase. What that means is that your […]
Just last week, someone asked me for a list of my favorite iPhone apps. I get this question a lot, so I thought I’d talk about about a few of my favorite apps. No Angry Birds here. I will restrict myself to apps that have some application in the practice of law. That does not […]
Legal research service Fastcase has announced its inaugural Fastcase 50 and I am deeply honored to be on the list. The list recognizes the 50 “most interesting, provocative, and courageous leaders in the world of law, scholarship, and legal technology.” See the full roster of honorees at www.fastcase.com/fastcase50-winners.
Legal research company Fastcase will announce a new utility tomorrow that enables one-click printing of any case from any source on the Web or in any Microsoft Word document. Called Fastcase Cloud Printing, the utility lets you print or save a nicely formatted, two-column version of any case. The utility works with Google Scholar, Westlaw, […]
Ever wonder why someone who is in the business of selling court opinions would want to support a project that is devoted to giving them away for free? I have the answer to that question from Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase. As I wrote here earlier today, beginning in January, Fastcase will collaborate with Public.Resource.Gov to […]
As I said here last week, Fastcase is preparing to launch an iPad version of its popular iPhone app. The iPhone app, which I first previewed in January, last week was named 2010 New Product of the Year by the American Association of Law Libraries. Meanwhile, the iPad version of the app is ready to […]
At least I can claim you read about it here first. The Fastcase iPhone app has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries as 2010 New Product of the Year. This is the app that lets you do full case law and statute research for free on your phone. The award recognizes new […]
Earlier this week, I posted an exclusive first look at a pre-release version of the new iPhone app from Fastcase. It provides no-cost access to a full library of cases and statutes. The app has now been approved by Apple and is available for download from the App Store.