Fastcase for the iPhone/iPad is a free legal research application, putting the American law library in the palm of your hand. Fastcase contains cases and statutes from all 50 states and from the federal government. You can search by citation, keyword (in Boolean or natural language), or browse statute collections.
- Free, searchable library of American cases and statutes
- Keyword (Boolean), natural language, and citation search
- Browse or search statutes
- Most relevant results first
- Customizable, sortable search results
- Search results automatically display number of citing cases
- Jump right to most relevant paragraph of any case or statute
- Integrated research history
- Save favorite documents for use later
- Updated daily
Fastcase for the iPhone has won the prestigious American Association of Law Libraries New Product of the Year Award, and the iPad app includes great new features that take advantage of the larger screen area. Now you can view search results in a side panel while reading a document, enjoy portrait or landscape views, and see multiple levels of statute outline views.
Fastcase for the iPhone/iPad also uses smart search technology from Fastcase’s fully-featured Web-based legal research application, which allows you to sort the most relevant results to the top of the list, customize and re-sort search results, and integrate citation analysis tools right into the results list.
This application is free, but you’ll need to register an account so that you can save favorites and your own customized search history. There are tons of customizable features, so the more you use the Fastcase app, the better it fits you!
Fastcase’s desktop application (www.fastcase.com) is widely considered the smartest alternative for legal research – allowing visual mapping of search results, dual-column printing, and more complete citation analysis and sorting tools. Fastcase was founded in 1999 and has hundreds of thousands of subscribers from around the world.
Fastcase for the iPhone/iPad is the world’s largest free mobile law library. Happy searching!
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING:
"The short version of my review is this: I was impressed. The app is easy to use and produces lightning-fast results. . . . For legal research on the go, at any time, and for zero cost, this is a must-have for any lawyer with an iPhone." - Bob Ambrogi, Law.com
"The Fastcase iPhone app is an extremely solid app which probably won't be dethroned as the king of mobile legal research anytime soon." - Joshua Auriemma, LegalGeekery.com
"The largest free law library available on the iPhone. . . . This is a surprisingly robust legal research tool that will allow its users to find cases and statutes wherever they are, whenever they want, all for free." - Bob Ambrogi
"Will it be long before students are required to purchase iPhones for law school in addition to, or instead of, laptops?" - James B. Levy, Legal Writing Professor Blog
"The Legal Universe At Your Fingertips, For Free!" - Brad Bogan, Fifth Circuit Blog
2010 Winner, New Product of the Year Award, American Association of Law Libraries
Minor bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Good app for research
Overall, it’s is a decent app. It provides good research results - quick & efficient. However, it crashes often. You will be in the middle of your research, reading a case or statute and it will just close. No warning. Then you have to log back in with your user ID and password. That is time consuming and a basic pain. It has happened to me repeatedly. It is a bug that needs to be fixed. If fixed, I’d give the app a 5.
You might want to make it an option on your sign in screen. I got to try the ap for a day and when I opened the app this morning I was prompted to log in again (do I have to log in every time with user info and password, really????) after doing so it didn't recognize my password, but also gave me no way to recover it. The only way to get into the ap was create a new account with a new email address. So thats just a stupid f'ing mistake on the part of the developers 😡
Just love it
Oooooh my god, this is one of the greatest apps I have ever come across. Not only contains all US codes but it is so easy to use and also contains case law. This people has done a beautiful work and although there are only five stars to rate I emphatically will give it 7 stars.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.