Fastcase continues its content expansion strategy. Today they are announcing a new partnership with James Publishing. James Publishing, founded in 1981, publishes legal practice materials including model pleadings, client letters, and step-by-step procedural checklists, pattern arguments, model questions, and practice tips. According to their website they focus on federal practice as well as practice in New York, Illinois, Texas, Florida and California.
Fastcase launched in 1999 as a lower cost online service provider of US primary law in 1999. In recent years they have pivoted toward becoming a full service legal research and analytics platform. This transformation has accelerated over the past two years. In mid 2017 they hired Steve Errick, a seasoned legal publishing executive as COO. This was followed by the launch of a Fastcase print imprint Full Court Press, the acquisition of the Docket Alarm legal analytics platform and the Legal Street news platform They have announced multiple alliances with secondary source publishers including, The Littler law firm, Wolters Kluwer, and most recently an alliance with the American Immigration Lawyers Association to launch a new scholarly journal on immigration law.
Getting Access It appears from the press release that the digital version of the James Publishing library which includes 90 titles,will be available as an add-on subscription from Fastcase. James Publishing titles will also be available in print or ebook format for purchase through the Fastcase Publishing arm Full Court Press.
Here is the full press release:
Fastcase Expands Law Libraries with Titles From James Publishing
Additional Treatises and Practice Guides Now Available Through Fastcase
Washington, DC (November 8, 2018) – Legal publisher Fastcase today announced a partnership with James Publishing, a leading publisher of legal treatises, books, and practice guides, to include the entire James Publishing collection in the Fastcase law library.
This partnership provides all Fastcase subscribers and nearly 75% of lawyers across the nation with access to the complete James Publishing library. Legal professionals and researchers in law firms, law schools, and law libraries will benefit from access to Fastcase’s growing database of unique, must-have content published in consumer-friendly media formats.
“We are thrilled to share our library with Fastcase subscribers and look forward to making these titles more readily available to legal researchers,” said James Publishing President Kara Prior.
Fastcase subscribers, as well as members of bar associations that provide access to Fastcase’s online law library as a member benefit, will receive unrestricted access to the full library of James Publishing titles at both individual and special bundled retail pricing for annual subscriptions. Law schools, large firms, and government organizations will also be able to subscribe to the collection as part of their Fastcase access.
“Along with our partners in bar associations and law firms, we’ve built a powerful platform, running more than 4 million searches per month, and we’re continually improving it,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “We are so appreciative the James Publishing library is now available to legal researchers who rely on Fastcase for smarter legal research. The James team shares our commitment in making the law more accessible to more people.”
The titles will be available for purchase in conjunction with Fastcase’s other publishing partners, as well as its own imprint, Full Court Press. During its inaugural year, Full Court Press has enhanced Fastcase’s libraries by co-developing digests, journals, books, and blogs with an array of partners, including state and specialty bar associations, leading law schools and law firms, and franchise authors who have a long history of working with Fastcase COO Steve Errick, and who embrace Fastcase as a steward of their works.
“We’ve already accomplished some major milestones during our first year as an imprint, and are excited about this partnership with James Publishing,” said Full Court Press Publisher Morgan Morrissette Wright. “As we continue to expand our libraries and offerings, we’re selectively looking for publishing partners who can add their unique content to our platform to the benefit of all, achieving our vision to make the law more accessible and providing an improved research experience.”
Fastcase users will be able to search the new treatises within the legal research platform immediately. For assistance with accessing the new secondary materials, users can contact customer support at 1-866-77-FASTCASE (866.773.2782). Those without a Fastcase subscription can try the new integration by signing up for a free trial at www.fastcase.com.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of 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 fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 900,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase, or visit www.fastcase.com.
About James Publishing
James Publishing, founded in 1981, publishes and markets practical law books that are loaded with time-saving motions and pleadings, client letters, and step-by-step procedural checklists, pattern arguments, model questions, pitfalls to avoid, and practice tips. For more information, visit www.jamespublishing.com.