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November 22, 2016

Members Get Free Access to New Online Libraries Exclusive to the D.C. Bar

Fastcase logoDuring the Bar’s strategic planning process, members expressed interest in accessing decisions of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. As a direct result, this new document collection was developed with the support and assistance of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and through the D.C. Bar’s partnership with Fastcase. 

The D.C. Bar and Fastcase announced on November 16 that all active and judicial members of the D.C. Bar will have access to officially published decisions of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia through the Fastcase online legal research library.

The collection initially will contain cases dating from 2013 to the present and will expand over time to include all cases approved for publication by the chief judge of the Superior Court.

“The D.C. Bar is excited to announce this new free resource for our members,” said Annamaria Steward, president of the D.C. Bar. “We listen to our members and strive to help them in their legal practices. This partnership with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and Fastcase enables us to provide an extremely valuable and free asset to our members. We are delighted to provide another benefit to D.C. Bar membership.”

Free and Unlimited Access

Members of the D.C. Bar have access to the full national law library through their Fastcase benefit, and they also enjoy Fastcase’s law library collection exclusive to D.C.

Bar members who log in to Fastcase can review, print, and email their colleagues for free.

The D.C. Bar is one of the nation’s largest unified bar associations. Its partnership with Fastcase reflects the Bar’s commitment to providing its members with outstanding services that enhance their practice.

Bar members already enjoy free access to Fastcase’s online legal research library, which includes opinions from the Supreme Court, Federal District Courts, Federal Circuits, U.S. District Courts and other federal and appellate courts, as well as a newspaper archive, legal forms and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings. The member benefit provides free access to Fastcase’s intuitive and smarter legal research tools, training webinars and tutorials, industry-leading mobile apps, and live customer support from members of the Fastcase team. The service also includes Bad Law Bot, the first big data service to identify negative citations to judicial opinions.

By logging in to Fastcase through the Bar’s website, members have access to the full national law library, and they also enjoy Fastcase’s law library collection exclusive to D.C., which includes: D.C. Court of Appeals Rules, D.C. Superior Court Rules, Rules of Practice and Procedure (D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings Rules and Laws), Code of Ethics for OAH Administrative Law Judges, Formal opinions issued by the D.C. Corporation Counsel and D.C. Attorney General, D.C. Court of Appeals forms, OAH forms, Disciplinary system recommendations and actions, and D.C. Bar Ethics Opinions 210–369.

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This free member benefit is unlimited—with no restrictions on time or number of transactions, unlimited printing, unlimited reference assistance and unlimited customer service. Members can access the new collection by logging in to Fastcase through the Bar’s website with their Bar username and password.

Many of the nation’s largest law firms subscribe to Fastcase, and now members of the D.C. Bar have access to the newest collection of Superior Court decisions.

Fastcase is the nation’s fastest-growing and most popular legal research service. The leading legal publisher is focused on smarter legal software that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast.

There’s An App For That

For members who use their iPhone, iPad, or Android device, Fastcase has pioneered the smartest legal research tools in the market, with integrated citation analysis tools, data visualization maps of search results, and the free legal research app that syncs with your online search history.