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Fastcase: A Great Member Benefit Just Got Better

One of the best benefits of being a State Bar member is free legal research with Fastcase. The State Bar is pleased to announce that this already-great member benefit just got better. Fastcase 7, the all-new version of Fastcase, became available to Bar members in November. Fastcase 7 is an even more fluid and easy-to-navigate online legal research library. It has all of the familiar features and tools, plus an enhanced Forecite, Tag Cloud, Authority Check and Bad Law Bot (the first big data service to identify negative citations to judicial opinions), more advanced search options, new results screen options, larger fonts and selections to make documents easier to read on computer screens, and new dual-column printing options.

Many of you already access Fastcase for your legal research and are familiar with the features and smart search tools that help you find the results you're searching for faster. Fastcase 7 is an even more fluid and easy-to-navigate online legal research library. It has all of the familiar features and tools, plus an enhanced Forecite, Tag Cloud, Authority Check and Bad Law Bot; more advanced search options;new results screen options; larger fonts and selections to make documents easier to read on computer screens; and new dual-column printing options.

If you really enjoy the Fastcase version you're currently using, you don't have to switch! A slider in the top right corner of your screen allows you to toggle back and forth between Fastcase 7 and the classic Fastcase service.

Click here to read the From the Executive Director column in the December 2016 issue of the Georgia Bar Journal, detailing the new features and additions.

User guides, videos and training are available here or by contacting Sheila Baldwin at sheilab@gabar.org or 404-526-8618.