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 monthly, 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.
To log in, go to the State Bar of Nevada Member Login page.
Fastcase for iPhone, iPad, and Android
Take smarter legal research on the go with Fastcase for iPhone, iPad, and Android! Search caselaw and statutes using our smart search technology. You’ll also be able to use many features you’re familiar with from our Web-based legal research application, such as seeing the most relevant results at the top of the list, customizing and re-sorting search results, and the integrated citation analysis tools.
Connect your iPhone, iPad, or Android accounts with your desktop account, bringing together your favorites and usage history. Plus, when you save cases on the go, you can access them through your desktop where it’s easy to print, find expanded search information, and access support from Fastcase reference attorneys and technical professionals.
Instructions are available at http://www.fastcase.com/mobile-sync/
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.
Quick Fastcase Tips:
- Learn how to log in
- Click the Fastcase button
- Quick searching
- Advanced searching
1. Log in
To log in, go to the State Bar of Nevada Members Login page.
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.
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.
- Phone: 1-866-773-2782
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live Chat (accessed through Fastcase)