Updated: April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

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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Access Casemaker

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

Troubleshoot Issues with Casemaker

Contact Casemaker customer service at support@casemakerlegal.com or by telephone at 877-659-0801.

Provide Feedback to WSBA

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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Access Fastcase

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

Troubleshoot Issues with Fastcase

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

Provide Feedback to WSBA

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

 

Trainings from Fastcase

Each week, Fastcase offers a free webinar that is CLE-accredited for WSBA members. Check out the Fastcase webinar page for the list of upcoming dates and to register.

 

You can also visit www.fastcase.com/support to watch videos on demand.

Other Resources for Legal Research

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

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


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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.


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