Temporary Solution to access Casemaker and/or Fastcase as of Nov. 13, 2020
We were alerted to a potential data security incident involving our website myWSBA.org. As a precaution, the myWSBA.org portal is currently offline, causing disruption for members who want to login into their Fastcase and/or Casemaker accounts, purchase a CLE product, pay their license fee, and report MCLEs. We are working quickly to reestablish access. We expect the site to be available again early next week, with Wednesday being our longest estimate.
Please note: Casemaker has established a temporary login for members—go to https://casemakerlegal.com/public/login and use firstname.lastname@example.org and password: Winter2020 until we reestablish connection. As of Nov. 19, 2020 Fastcase has also established a temporary login for members—go to https://gateway.fastcase.com/login?to=fc7 and enter username: WSBA and password: Winter2020 in the meantime.
April 23: The Washington State Law Library has resources for accessing extended free trials to a variety of tools, including Westlaw and LexisNexis. To learn more, check out this blog post from the Washington State Law Library.
April 9: Casemaker Support is back to operating on its normal business hours. You can reach them 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT Monday-Friday.
WSBA Member Benefit: Free Legal Research
The WSBA contracts with these vendors to provide members with free access to primary law databases.
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Troubleshoot Issues with Casemaker
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If you have any other questions or feedback about Casemaker, please contact us.
Trainings from Casemaker
Twice a month, Casemaker offers a webinar on the basics of using its tool. Check out the Casemaker webinar page.
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Troubleshoot Issues with Fastcase
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If you have any other questions or feedback about Fastcase, please contact us.
Other Resources for Legal Research
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Legal Research Assistance
The Washington State Law Library offers limited reference assistance across the state. To learn more, review the law library policy on research and advice.
Free and Low-Cost Research
The following external links include other legal research tools that may help you in your practice:
WA Pattern Jury Instructions | Published by Thomson Reuters
LLRX | Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals
Seattle University School of Law | Law Library Guides
University of Washington Law School | Legal Research Guides
Cornell Law School | Legal Information Institute
Law Library of Congress | The World's Largest Law Library
Yale Law School | The Avalon Project - Ancient and Medieval Legal Resources
The WSBA Lending Library offers over 300 titles to borrow for free, regardless of your geographic location. You can order books online and have them shipped to you for free. The following legal research books are available:
- The Lawyer's Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet
- Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers
You can also view a list of all of our secondary law material.
To learn more, visit the lending library page.