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FastCase: Federal Decisions Research Tool

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Fastcase is an AILA member benefit that provides free access to a comprehensive legal research system containing a full range of federal case law and Board of Immigration Appeals decisions. Fastcase features smarter technology, customized searching, and even a mobile legal research app!

Once you’re logged in to Fastcase, you can choose to begin with a quick case law search at the top of the page, or you can opt for the advanced case law search. The advanced case law search includes keyword (Boolean), natural language, and citation searches, as well as powerful searching and sorting tools.

After you run your search, you can decide how you’d like your search results to be displayed. Results can be sorted by relevance (based on frequency, diversity, and proximity of your search terms), chronologically, alphabetically, by court hierarchy, or by the number of subsequent citations.

Fastcase provides many resources to help you get started, including online webinar trainings, on-demand tutorials, live help and e-mail support, FAQs, and a downloadable user guide.

For an introduction to Fastcase, as well as tips on how to get the most from your research, sign up for free trainings at

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