Best Benefit Ever: New Database for Massachusetts Lawyers
A new partnership brings fast, free information to state bar members.
What’s the benefit? Thanks to a new alliance between online legal-research service Fastcase and the Massachusetts Bar Association, member lawyers now have free, unlimited access to one of the largest law libraries in the world. MBA is the 28th state bar to form a partnership with Fastcase, according to a press release.
Why it works: Fastcase’s online database, which usually costs $995 a year to access, holds an extensive collection of federal filings, newspaper archives, and legal forms for both national and state-specific cases. Fastcase also prides itself on its “intuitive and smarter research tools,” which MBA Chief Legal Council and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy is excited to bring to members. “One of the greatest benefits of belonging to the Massachusetts Bar Association is access to tools and services that strengthen an attorney’s practice,” Healy said in a statement. “We’re pleased to enhance this benefit by providing MBA members free access to Fastcase.” Members will also have access to training webinars, live customer support, and a mobile app.
Other benefits: Fastcase is the newest addition to the long list of MBA member benefits, which also include discounts on things like travel and insurance. Another perk of MBA membership is education, which includes free online programs covering a variety of topics, as well as a mentor program for new lawyers who may need guidance. You can see the full list of benefits here.