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Fastcase

Fastcase Online Legal Research

All active bar members have free electronic access to Fastcase through the State Bar of Nevada website. This includes unlimited use with no monthy, hourly or time-based fees.

Fastcase includes access to federal and Nevada caselaw, local federal rules, reporters, links to court forms, Attorney General’s opinions, bankruptcy decisions, administrative regulations and other information important to state bar members.


Login

To log in, go to the State Bar of Nevada Members Login page.


Mobile Apps

On June 5, 2012, Fastcase released its newest innovation, the Android App. Fastcase subscribers can now take smarter legal research on-the-go with their Android devices. The Fastcase Android App can be found and downloaded at the Google Play Store.

Fastcase has free apps for iPhones and iPads available for download in the iTunes App Store - the store includes customer reviews. To find out more, visit  www.fastcase.com/iPad and www.fastcase.com/iphone.


2015 Webinar Schedule

There are three webinars available which earn one free hour of CLE credit. Learning your way around Fastcase is easier than ever.

Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase:

Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase:

Introduction to Boolean (Keyword) Searches:

Once registered you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration with information you will need to join the web seminar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
 
Macintosh-based attendees
Required: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) or newer
 

Video Tutorials

Click here for videos on a wide range of topics including: Nuts & Bolts Overview, Forecite; Authority Check, Browsing Statutes, Interactive Timeline, Printing and Sharing Results.


User Guides

Download the Fastcase Quick Reference Guide

Download the Fastcase User Guide

Download Fastcase FastTips


Quick Fastcase Tips:

  1. Learn how to log in
  2. Click the Fastcase button
  3. Quick searching
  4. Advanced searching
  5. Help

1. Log in

To log in, go to the State Bar of Nevada Members Login page.

Your username is “NV” followed by your bar number (example: “NV####”). Your password will be the last four digits of your Social Security number.

2. Click the Fastcase logo button on the right side of the page to go to your custom Fastcase "Start Page."

3. Start with quick searching.

At the top of the page, you can get started with a Quick Caselaw search right away – simply type in your search (using either keywords, Boolean expressions or natural language searches) and hit “Search.”

4. Try advanced searching.

Down the left-hand side of the page, you will find a list of the different types of libraries on Fastcase. Advanced Caselaw Search is a good place to start. This search includes keyword, natural language and citation searches, as well as powerful searching and sorting tools to help you conduct research. Fastcase’s Advanced Caselaw Search uses the standard terms and connectors you know from traditional legal research, as well as “best case first” technology that brings the best cases to the top of the list.

If you run an Advanced Caselaw Search, you will notice that your results list displays the most relevant paragraph of each case, so you know at a glance whether the results fit well with your research, or whether you should modify your search. Fastcase also uses citation analysis that tells you how many times each case in the results list has been cited – no more hunting and pecking to find the seminal case! You can also click any of the column headings to re-sort your results list – putting the list in relevance order, date order, in order of precedential authority and other options. Sorting your search results is a powerful way to bring your best results to the top of your list.

5. Help

If you need assistance using Fastcase, please do not call the State Bar of Nevada. Fastcase has several options to help you:

Live Help from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

 

State Bar of NV

Our mission is to govern the legal profession, to serve our members, and to protect the public interest.

State Bar of Nevada
P.O. Box 50
Las Vegas, NV 89125-0050
600 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
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