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CMBA attorney and paralegal members have free and unlimited access to the case law database for Ohio supreme and appellate courts, the 6th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, along with nationwide statutes, regulations and court rules. Members also have the option to upgrade to the Fastcase Premium Plan which includes nationwide supreme and appellate courts, U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for $195 per year.

Fastcase is a comprehensive online law library created by lawyers for lawyers. Whether used as a powerful and robust research tool for solo practitioners and smaller firms, or used as a supplemental resource for larger firms and pro bono work, Fastcase’s smarter searching, sorting, and visualization tools help you find the best answers fast – and help you find documents you might have otherwise missed. 

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Mobile Accessibility

Fastcase’s award-winning mobile legal research app is now synchronized with the Fastcase bar association member benefit along with accounts for law firms and law schools. Sync your free mobile account with your CMBA account to print and to bring together favorites and usage history. Click here to learn more.

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Authority Check Feature

The enhanced Authority Check feature now shows you where courts have noted that a case has been treated negatively (i.e., reversed or overruled on any grounds). The Bluebook requires that courts indicate negative history of cases cited within opinions. Also new, "Bad Law Bot," uses algorithms to find negative citation history. Bad Law Bot then flags those cases that have negative citation history and provides you with the links to those cases. Bad Law Bot is a part of Authority Check, so it's already included in your subscription through the CMBA! For more information on Bad Law Bot, please visit: If you have any questions about Fastcase specifically, please contact Fastcase's Customer Service at 866-773-2782 or