Updated: March 26, 2024

WSBA Member Benefit: Free Legal Research

Members have access to free legal research! As a valued member, you gain access to Fastcase, a powerful tool that empowers your legal journey.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Log In: Head over to Fastcase via your myWSBA account. Seamlessly navigate through a wealth of legal resources at your fingertips.

  2. Resource Library: Dive into the comprehensive Fastcase Resource Library. Explore tutorial videos, stay updated with the latest legal developments, and find answers to your questions.

  3. Training Webinars: Elevate your legal prowess! Register for our engaging training webinars. Learn from experts, enhance your skills, and stay ahead of the curve.

  4. Answers Await: Got questions? Fastcase has answers. Whether it’s case law, statutes, or legal research tips, Fastcase can help.

Need assistance? Reach out to Fastcase at 866-773-2782 or send them an email at support@fastcase.com. You may also email the WSBA at legalresearch@wsba.org.




Access Fastcase

Log in to your myWSBA account, and you will be automatically redirected.

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Troubleshoot Issues with Fastcase

Review support resources online and contact Fastcase customer service at support@fastcase.com or by telephone at  866-773-2782.

Send Us Your Feedback

If you have any other questions or feedback about Fastcase, please contact us.

Free Webinars

Fastcase provides free live training webinars that will walk you through all the most important tools and features. Whether you're an experienced user or new to Fastcase, these webinars provide an extensive overview of the platform and tips and tricks to getting the most out of your research. 

As an added benefit, these webinars are available for CLE credit in most jurisdictions, and are a great way to accumulate CLE credit remotely.

Click here to check out upcoming webinars and sign up today!

WSBA Deskbooks

Subscriptions to online version available through Fastcase

You can purchase annual subscriptions to online, word-searchable versions of WSBA Deskbooks, as individual deskbooks, collected into practice area libraries, or in a comprehensive “all-publications” library, through Fastcase. Find pricing, including discounted and group pricing here. Log in to Fastcase via your myWSBA.org account and select “Browse Libraries.” Under “Treatise and Books” select “Washington State Bar Association” to see a list of deskbooks. Expand each deskbook title to review an outline of its contents. To subscribe, contact Fastcase at 866-773-2782 or support@fastcase.com.

Print and eBook versions available through LexisNexis®

Through a joint publishing relationship, WSBA Deskbooks are available in print and eBook formats through LexisNexis.® View WSBA deskbooks on the LexisNexis bookstore.

Navigation Tips

If you select “Browse Libraries,” you will go to an outline of primary and secondary materials available on Fastcase. Under Primary Material, select “Cases and Court Materials” and then “Caselaw Opinions”; at the end

Material Not Included as a WSBA Free Member Benefit

Throughout the “Primary Materials” and “Secondary Materials” listed on this page, the symbol fastcasenext to an item indicates that it is NOT included in the free member benefit and is available for purchase. All items without this symbol are included in the WSBA free member benefit research tool.

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Other Resources for Legal Research

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

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Lending Library

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:

You can also view a list of all of our secondary law material.

Get Started

To start borrowing books, you can register online through myWSBA. Browse books and place holds at wsba.libib.com

To learn more, visit the lending library page.

Not seeing what you're looking for? Send us an email.

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