User Guide for Fastcase 7 | Quick Reference Guide

The San Fernando Valley Bar Association is proud to offer Fastcase, a comprehensive online law library, as a free service to all SFVBA members.

Fastcase provides SFVBA members free access to court opinions from all 50 states, the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as all Federal Courts of Appeal, Federal District Courts, and Federal Bankruptcy Courts. Framed statutes, regulations, court rules and constitutions from all 50 states are also free.

Only Fastcase can provide all of the following:

  • Comprehensive 50-state data
  • Deep federal databases, going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1
  • Official star or pinpoint pagination for the vast majority of cases
  • Dual-column printing
  • Easy printing of the search results list
  • The ability to easily search in multiple federal and state jurisdictions at the same time
  • Customizable displays showing the first or most relevant paragraph of each search result
  • Six ways of sorting search results, to customize each search
  • Flexible and forgiving citation look-ups
  • Automatic saving of recent searches
  • A personalized library of your recent and favorite documents
  • Downloading of cases in multiple formats
  • A utility to show other citing cases in all 50-state and federal jurisdictions
  • Quick means to save and update search results
  • A Legal Research Blog that allows users to read informative articles and stay abreast of the latest legal news
  • Easy means to share your research with other San Fernando Valley attorneys