Casemaker Support will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday beginning Thursday the 23rd. We will reopen at 8am on Monday the 26th.
Casemaker has partnered with premier global legal intelligence provider vLex to give our users access to primary & secondary legal materials from over 100 countries, directly via the Casemaker platform.
To launch this partnership vLex is giving Casemaker users FREE UNLIMITED ACCESS to their Global Platform from April 17th through April 19th.
Casemaker users are invited to explore:
- Case Law and Legislation from 100+ countries
- Library of 8,000+ books, treatises, peer-reviewed law journals & magazines from the world’s most prestigious publishers
- Automatic translation feature into English & 12 other languages!
- Full-text document downloads
- SmartSearch engine & advanced functionalities
- vCite: search using natural language
- vSemantics: semantic search
- vRank: relevance of search results is determined by an intelligent algorithm trained to rank document relevance in function of its legal relevance, editorial relevance, the evolution in the number of citations and its social ranking
- Personalize your search experience
- Save, label, share, highlight and take notes as you go
After the free trial Casemaker users will have three options for access to the vLex global platform depending on their needs:
- Create a FREE account (if one wasn’t already activated during the free trial) to search through vLex’s Global platform, and view search results with automatic translation for free
- Activate 24-hour UNLIMITED ACCESS to the vLex Global Platform by purchasing a Daily Passport for $129
- Contact vLex to receive information on different subscription plan options and take advantage of the 10% discount to Casemaker members!
vLex is a leading online global legal research platform with federal and state case law and legislation from 100+ countries, editorial content with daily analysis from 900+ collaborating publishers, all accessible in real time on our smart-search platform leveraged by machine learning.
vLex is the exclusive distributor for William S. Hein & Justis Publishing throughout Europe, Latin America & Puerto Rico.
With headquarters in Barcelona and Miami, vLex has offices in Madrid, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Lima and Santiago de Chile with representation in cities across the globe.
Over 120 professionals from more than 20 nationalities form a multicultural team that powers vLex. Learn more about vLex here: http://us.vlex.com/.
We are proud to announce that Casemaker has teamed up with vLex. Lluis Faus, vLex’s CEO, and Susan Cunningham, their Director of U.S. and Global Market Strategy, announced our joint licensing partnership at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami. This partnership will give Casemaker users access to case law, legislation and legal materials from 100+ countries, as well as editorial content from 900+ publishers, directly via the Casemaker site. Casemaker users will be able to search across vLex’s platform and view search results for free. Unlimited vLex platform access can be purchased on a daily basis, or via subscription. All search results and international materials will be available with automatic translation, with a display of the original document side-by-side with the translation requested and available in 13 languages. This new feature should go live on the Casemaker site within the next month.
We at the Maine State Bar have always seen part of our mission as providing information that will help our members succeed. The decision to include Casemaker as a member benefit has served that mission. Now we have an expanded opportunity with Casemaker to include access to Maine State Bar CLE events and Publications as a search result.
Casemaker Legal, our standard member research benefit has added access to their publications platform called Casemaker Libra to create a bridge between legal research and our books materials and CLE. Our publications hosted at Casemaker Libra, searchable at Libra, are all linked to both primary law and associated webcasts through their linked course materials. A search at Casemaker will result in not only cases, codes and statutes but also upcoming and archived webcasts matching the search criteria. This allows for us to maximize our offering of Casemaker as a free member benefit and offer additional legal resources.
Greg Hoole with the Rulebook App, Rick Kabra with Cosmolex, and Peter Clifford with Mozato joined us this year to report on the new relationship we have with these companies and how they can be helpful to your members.
Rick Kabra reported on the newest relationship with Casemaker – Cosmolex. Casemaker users now have access to practice management to make it much easier for them to accurately bill clients for the time spent on legal research. A seamless integration with CosmoLex allows users to automatically track research time by client matter and assign it to client invoices, eliminating the “leakage” and billing compliance issues typically associated with legal research. This is a solution to a long standing point-of-pain for law firms – and one that will translate easily into an exciting value for your members. We will be setting up some webinars to show users how this new feature works within Casemaker soon.
Greg Hoole explained that Casemaker users can download the Rulebook app on their mobile device for easy access to court rules while they are away from their office. The key features of this app are an active table of contents, internal and external hyperlinks, currentness/reliability, surgical updating/work-product preservation, multitasking, search by terms and phrases, highlighting and numerous other features.
Peter Clifford with Mozato reported that his company has been providing an e-filing service for courts and lawyers for some years. Their new product, CaseEdge, is a collection of millions of pleadings filed in cases in courts all across the U.S. By the end of March, 2016, there should be pleadings representing every consortium state in the Casemaker library. Casemaker users will be able to review the first page of any pleading in the database at no charge. Each user will be able to download five full pleadings each month for free. A discounted rate of $1.99 per pleading will be charged if a member wants to download more than the five pleadings in any month. Casemaker users will also have the opportunity to sign up for a discounted paid subscription if they so desire for larger batches of pleadings and the other products CaseEdge offers. The availability of pleadings on Casemaker will allow users in many instances to save a large amount of time when preparing a cause of action, particularly if the action is one with which they have had little or no experience.
Casemaker looks forward to seeing you at the ABA Techshow where we will have more to share and discuss!