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March 2021


A Fastcase update

By now you may already have heard that the legal research platform Fastcase (available free to MSBA members) recently merged with its rival Casemaker. For now, this development will have no impact on members’ experience with Fastcase. Moreover, Fastcase has promised that any new developments at the platform will be announced well ahead of launch.

We are excited by this development. Some of you might remember that the MSBA piloted a Casemaker member subscription in 2016. We liked Casemaker’s breadth of content and its simple user interface. But we subsequently returned to Fastcase. Members like it and Fastcase is rapidly developing. Since the MSBA renewed its agreement, Fastcase has added Law Street, Docket Alarm, and Minnesota CourtOps. They acquired the AI resource Judicata and updated their NextChapter offerings. We’re excited to see where Fastcase is growing and we’ll be sure to keep members up to speed. In the meantime, read the merger FAQ (www.fastcase.com/blog/fastcase-casemaker-merge) and direct any questions to MSBA Practice Management Adviser Mike Carlson (mcarlson@mnbars.org).

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