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Changes coming to key MSBA member benefits in 2016

by Joe Kaczrowski | Feb 08, 2016

Several popular MSBA services will be getting a facelift in 2016. The MSBA will be changing its internet legal research provider from Fastcase to Casemaker. While Fastcase has been a valuable practice resource for members, Casemaker offers similar service with several added features and benefits. Watch for more information coming soon. And as the current legal research service, Casemaker will continue to be provided free to members as an included member benefit.

The long-time Court Opinions by Email service also will be getting an update this summer. Members have long been able to receive daily emails with summaries of Minnesota federal and state court decisions. This service will continue, although it will be integrated with Casemaker utilizing its Digest service. In addition to the current service, members will now be able to customize their delivery options, including filtering court decisions and frequency of emails. Again, watch for more information about this expanded service coming soon.

The MSBA also will be updating its discussion groups. While listservs like the popular solosmall group will continue, the MSBA will be moving to a new platform that will offer members greater control over their participation and additional ways to engage with other members. Not ready to make the switch? These discussions will continue to be available via email (albeit an updated format).

practicelaw is also moving to a new home. While members will still be able to access over 1200 forms, the new practicelaw will offer a more intuitive hierarchy and fully searchable documents.

Want to learn more about any of these changes? Stop by the MSBA on March 24 for the Spring Cleaning event to chat with staff and others about the new and updated services.