Fastcase – Free Legal Research

Members of the Alameda County Bar Association now have access to California, Federal, and Bankruptcy primary law through their free Fastcase account. For California, this includes statutes, case law, regulations, and court rules. For Federal access, this includes Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit cases, as well as federal statutes and regulations. Finally, Fastcase provides access to all bankruptcy cases.

However, access to ACBA Fastcase doesn’t just bring access to the primary law. Fastcase features a number of important power tools to make legal research easier and more accurate.

Fastcase facts

What is Fastcase? One of the largest, online, legal research libraries, which includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules and constitutions and also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings
Available: Now
Users: More than 800,000 subscribers, including 27 state bar associations and many of the nation’s largest law firms
Cost: FREE federal for Alameda County Bar Association members (a $695 savings)
App: The most popular mobile app among lawyers, according to the ABA’s annual Tech Survey
Support: Available toll free, weekdays from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT.

Free Fastcase: ACBA website ScreenshotSounds Great – How do I Access my Free Fastcase Account?

You can access free legal research anytime by logging into the ACBA website at and clicking Fastcase under Account.

To view any of these new free Fastcase features and others, visit for a schedule of free Fastcase webinars, training videos, and user guides.  You can also reach Fastcase toll free at 1-866-77-FASTCASE.

Keep an eye out for future ACBA Fastcase trainings hosted by the Alameda County Bar Association!