As lawyers attempt to cut costs in today’s economy, free and low-cost legal research systems are becoming more and more popular. Many state bar associations have contracted with low-cost legal research vendors to provide a legal research system as a bar membership benefit. If you know where you’ll be working this summer, it would be a good idea to find out which system that state’s bar provides and become familiar with it. Recently Greg Lambert from 3 Geeks and a Law Blog created a very useful map showing which of these low-cost legal research systems are available for free through the state bars. Check it out here.
The Utah bar provides access to Casemaker. Law Students can get access to Casemaker 2.2 by registering at CasemakerX.
Greg also has some interesting related posts, mainly about Casemaker and Fastcase, here, here, and here.