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Casemaker and Fastcase Merger
Last week Casemaker and Fastcase announced our merger. We will combine our teams and technologies to innovate research, analytics, and workflow offerings that empower lawyers with powerful digital solutions for their clients. Our vision is to be the #1 provider in each state and together we will lead to market innovative solutions around citator, docket and brief, party analytics, and workflow. You probably have a great number of questions about this merger. We hope we can answer some of them below. As always feel free to reach out to us with any other questions or concerns you may have.
Why did the two organizations combine?
The opportunity to combine our two organizations provides our customers with the best opportunity to receive market-leading research, analytics, and workflow solutions.  Fastcase combined with the editorial and operational expertise of Casemaker provides the market with the best long-term opportunity for a 3rd provider.
Was this economically-driven?
No – we started discussions in the fall of 2019, with the singular focus of combining to provide our bar members the best research and workflow solutions. 
Is Casemaker getting acquired?
No, Fastcase and Casemaker have merged and joined forces to enhance our resources and be able to single-mindedly focus on the mission that both parties share to democratize the law and build smarter legal technology.
Is Fastcase getting acquired?
As above.  No, Fastcase and Casemaker have merged and joined forces enhancing resources to further democratize the law focusing on the mission that both parties share to build smarter legal technology.
What will happen to my Casemaker account in the future?
Fastcase and Casemaker have the same commitment to your bar association. Keep utilizing your legal research access/subscription as you know it today. Over time the combined efforts will enhance your experience within the Fastcase/Casemaker platform.  Our goal over time is to provide all of our partners with the best capabilities of both companies.  Any changes to your account or access will be communicated in advance.
Will I also get access to both Fastcase/Casemaker?
No, unless your state bar association offers access to both currently. Your access or subscription will remain the same for now. Our teams are coming together to hit the ground running. As we combine our resources, the combined team will send out notifications well in advance of any changes or upgrades. As always our goal is to put the best data and technology possible in your hands.
Will I still be able to access my state bar member benefit?
Yes, of course. We are thrilled to be joining forces to enhance state bar offerings. Our commitment to state bar association member benefits is redoubled by this combination.
Will there be an increase in cost to bar members?
There will not be an increase in costs to bar members.
Will there be any staffing changes that might affect me?
Your Fastcase and Casemaker experience will remain seamless.  Both teams are combining to bring you the best resources and we only hope to raise the bar. 
Who do users call?
Casemaker customers will continue to contact the Casemaker support team you currently have access to. All improvements will be made in the best interest of platform users and will be communicated as soon as they are finalized.