Fastcase and the State Bar of Texas are partnering to provide all active State Bar members free access to Fastcase’s vast collection of briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders powered by Docket Alarm within the Fastcase legal research platform.
Since 2014, State Bar of Texas members have received unlimited access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research content service for free as a bar member benefit. This expanded member benefit gives Texas lawyers unprecedented free access to additional litigation pleadings through Docket Alarm. “We are excited to expand the free legal research services available to Texas lawyers through our Fastcase member benefit,” said Sylvia Borunda Firth, 2021-2022 State Bar of Texas president. “This expansive, nationwide collection of state and federal briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders will enhance lawyers’ practices and help them better serve clients.”
The expanded Docket Alarm briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders partnership is the first between Fastcase and its bar association partners and will become a model for other state bars. “Fastcase has helping bar associations in its DNA. As we grow, members should get more and more for free,” said Phil Rosenthal, Fastcase co-founder and president. “When we merged with Casemaker last year, our goal was to reassure our partners and subscribers that pricing would remain intact and that bar members will continue to be at the center of our mission as Fastcase grows to become the leader in state research, analytics, and workflow.”
State Bar of Texas members can access the additional resources by logging in through the bar’s texasbar.com website with their existing username and password.
Beyond the traditional legal research libraries, bar members will now gain access to the Docket Alarm briefs, pleadings, motions, and orders (“BPMO”) directly within Fastcase. Docket Alarm’s BPMO is a collection of millions of case filings across state and federal trial courts, including sample motions, as-filed briefs, and new complaints in federal and state cases filed in counties across the United States. It also includes nonfinal orders from judges on procedural motions, an important guide to practitioners. Docket Alarm’s BPMO is actively updated with thousands of new documents added every day.