Legal software company Levit & James, Inc. and national legal research service Fastcase, Inc. have formed an alliance to make large amounts of case law widely available at little or no cost, beginning early in 2018.
Fletcher James, President of Levit & James, explains: “When attorneys prepare documents using the upcoming Version 5.0 of Levit & James’s Best Authority software, they will have the option of adding hyperlinks to citations in the text and also to the Table of Authorities. Any person reading an electronic copy of that document will then be able to read the text of those Authorities online at Fastcase.com. Also, in the near future, Levit & James will be introducing HyperCase, a new e-briefing package, which will allow them to automatically download and incorporate content from Fastcase.”
Both of these features will be useful not only when creating briefs for court filings, but also for analyzing opposition briefs and other materials. The process will be fast, accurate, and highly automated.
According to Ed Walters, President of Fastcase, “We will provide hyperlinks for free to Best Authority users. Downloads will be free to Fastcase subscribers, and available to others via in-app purchase, the fees being much lower than from competing research services. But nobody reading a document will need to pay or register.”
Best Authority Version 5.0 and the first version of HyperCase will both be in beta-testing early in 2018. Sample hyperlinked outputs are available now. Contact Ian Levit at email@example.com for more information.
Levit & James will be exhibiting this week at ILTACON 2017 in Las Vegas from August 14-17 (booth #319).
About Levit & James, Inc.
Levit & James, Inc. is a Microsoft Certified Partner with a Gold ISV/Software Competency based in Leesburg, Virginia, and is a leading provider of legal software. For 30 years, Levit & James’ customers, including government agencies, law firms, corporations, and solo practitioners, have benefited from the company’s thoughtful and time-saving word-processing utilities.
Levit & James has produced a wide spectrum of useful software applications for the legal industry, including Best Authority, CrossTown, CrossWords, CrossEyes, CrossFingers and Stylizer. Eighty-eight of the top one hundred U.S. law firms use Best Authority for their Table of Authorities needs. For more information, please call Ian Levit at 703.771.1549, visit www.levitjames.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @levitjames.
About Fastcase, Inc.
Fastcase is a leading legal publisher focused on smarter legal software that democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase is one of the fastest-growing legal tech companies, with more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase or visit www.fastcase.com.