WSBA Member Benefit: Free Legal Research
In early 2021, Casemaker and Fastcase merged under the Fastcase umbrella. Starting on Oct. 15, 2021, Fastcase became the free legal research tool available to members. Log in to Fastcase via your myWSBA account. From the Fastcase Resource Library page you can access tutorial videos, register for training webinars, and find answers to your questions. You can also contact Fastcase at 866-773-2782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fastcase provides free live training webinars that will walk you through all the most important tools and features. Whether you're an experienced user or new to Fastcase, these webinars provide an extensive overview of the platform and tips and tricks to getting the most out of your research.
As an added benefit, these webinars are available for CLE credit in most jurisdictions, and are a great way to accumulate CLE credit remotely.
Click here to check out upcoming webinars and sign up today!
Subscriptions to online version available through Fastcase
You can purchase annual subscriptions to online, word-searchable versions of WSBA Deskbooks, as individual deskbooks, collected into practice area libraries, or in a comprehensive “all-publications” library, through Fastcase. Find pricing, including discounted and group pricing here. Log in to Fastcase via your myWSBA.org account and select “Browse Libraries.” Under “Treatise and Books” select “Washington State Bar Association” to see a list of deskbooks. Expand each deskbook title to review an outline of its contents. To subscribe, contact Fastcase at 866-773-2782 or email@example.com.
Print and eBook versions available through LexisNexis®
Through a joint publishing relationship, WSBA Deskbooks are available in print and eBook formats through LexisNexis.® View WSBA deskbooks on the LexisNexis bookstore.
If you select “Browse Libraries,” you will go to an outline of primary and secondary materials available on Fastcase. Under Primary Material, select “Cases and Court Materials” and then “Caselaw Opinions”; at the end
Material Not Included as a WSBA Free Member Benefit
Throughout the “Primary Materials” and “Secondary Materials” listed on this page, the symbol next to an item indicates that it is NOT included in the free member benefit and is available for purchase. All items without this symbol are included in the WSBA free member benefit research tool.
Other Resources for Legal Research
The Washington State Law Library offers limited reference assistance across the state. To learn more, review the law library policy on research and advice.
Free and Low-Cost Research
The following external links include other legal research tools that may help you in your practice:
WA Pattern Jury Instructions | Published by Thomson Reuters
LLRX | Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals
Seattle University School of Law | Law Library Guides
University of Washington Law School | Legal Research Guides
Cornell Law School | Legal Information Institute
Law Library of Congress | The World's Largest Law Library
Yale Law School | The Avalon Project - Ancient and Medieval Legal Resources
The WSBA Lending Library offers over 300 titles to borrow for free, regardless of your geographic location. You can order books online and have them shipped to you for free. The following legal research books are available:
- The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet
- Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers
You can also view a list of all of our secondary law material.
To learn more, visit the lending library page.
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