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vLex Fastcase News 

Fastcase by vLex, a member benefit of the State Bar of Georgia, democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines legal research with 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 quickly. Log in to the member portal on the State Bar’s website to get started. 

In April 2023, vLex and Fastcase, two of the largest, fastest-growing legal technology companies, announced they were merging to form the world’s largest law firm subscriber base with more than one billion legal documents from more than 100 countries. 

Cert Citator

Recently, Fastcase by vLex unveiled its latest innovation in legal research: Cert, a cutting-edge negative citator tool. Cert empowers legal researchers by swiftly and effortlessly identifying cases that have been treated unfavorably in subsequent decisions, thus providing a comprehensive perspective on a case’s precedential value. 

Fastcase’s Cert, available to State Bar of Georgia members at no additional cost, has been launched for the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Court of Appeals of Georgia with complete nationwide coverage forthcoming. 

Mobile Sync and Smartphone and Tablet Apps

Fastcase by vLex offers free iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps with the ability to search case law and statutes with a variety of search options. Download Fastcase for the iPhone, iPad and iTouch from iTunes stores. 

Fastcase by vLex has also added a new feature—Mobile, Sync which securely synchronizes a user’s favorite documents, favorite jurisdictions and search history between apps (Fastcase for the iPhone, iPad and iTouch) and their desktop versions of Fastcase. To begin using Mobile Sync, simply login to Fastcase through your member benefit account to access Mobile Sync.  

Download the Fastcase App from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Bad Law Bot

Bad Law Bot is an enhancement to the Authority Check feature to show you where courts have noted that a case has been treated negatively (i.e., reversed or overruled on any grounds). Bad Law Bot then flags those cases that have negative citation history and provides you with the links to those cases.

Multi-Jurisdictional Statute Searching

Fastcase by vLex Statute Searching has changed. Previously users could select and search only one state at a time. Now, one can conduct a multi-jurisdictional search of the federal and state statutes. Simply select Search Statute and choose to search by “keyword” or “browse” mode. Select any or all statutes and the U.S. Code either from the menu in “keyword” or from an expandable list in the “browse” view. 

Access to Fastcase 

Log in to the Member Portal to access Fastcase. When the Bar website is down for maintenance, please visit this site.