Beginning in “early 2019,” the Washington State Bar Association is going to give all active members access to Fastcase as part of their bar membership. Once it goes live, bar members will have full access to their extensive collection of caselaw, statutes, regulations, court rules, and other materials. The arrangement will allow unlimited research and includes webinar training and customer support from Fastcase reference attorneys. You can read the full press release HERE.
Many Seattle homeowners are unaware that their property may have restrictive covenants (dictating what types of people can own the property) attached to it that are based on outdated, unenforceable and racist policies from the past. But beginning January 1st of 2019, homeowners can ask the King County Recorder’s Office to modify any of their deeds that contain such language. Read the Seattle Times article HERE.
Big changes are afoot in the law library’s subscriber program, making it one of the best deals around.
Beginning on November 15th subscribers receive the following new subscriber-only benefits:
“Let Us Do Your Research!”
With this new service you can hand off your research question to our skilled reference staff and we will provide a research memorandum with references to applicable law and resources.
Research services are billed at a rate of $100 per hour, in 15 minute increments.
More information can be found HERE.
One Hour of Additional Westlaw Time
You may have noticed that the law library significantly expanded our Westlaw subscription in 2017. In addition to our previous coverage of primary law from all state and federal jurisdictions, Washington Practice, law reviews and jury verdicts, we now have state and federal court filings, and the bulk of the West treatise collection.
Current rules limit all patrons to two hours of Westlaw time per day. As a subscriber you will now be able to request an extra hour of Westlaw time. Just come to the desk to request your additional hour.
Three Free Document Deliveries Per Year
Give us your known citation to a case, statute, law review or other document in our collection and we will deliver a copy to you electronically. Restrictions on the size of documents will apply.
More information can be found HERE.
This is a $60 dollar value based on current subscriber pricing!
We have migrated to a new, more user-friendly library catalog! Check it out here.
New features include:
- Mobile Friendly: A responsive mobile-friendly interface, so you can use the catalog on your smart phone.
- Two-Week Loan Period for Book Checkouts: We have also changed our loan periods – books are now checked out, automatically, for two weeks, with no renewals. Instead of checking out a book for one-week and then having to call to renew the book, subscribers now check out books for two weeks at a time.
- List of New Titles: Are you interested in the newest titles the library has to offer? Every month, the library will update its list of New Titles on the Catalog homepage with the most recent acquisitions, keeping you up-to-date on the law.
- Purchase Suggestions: Not finding the book that you want or need? You can now make purchase suggestions to the library, letting us know what you would like us to include in our collection. If a suggested book is popular or highly relevant to the majority of our subscribers, we will take it into consideration when completing our acquisitions process.
Are you having trouble using our new catalog? Do you have questions about the services we offer? Feel free to call and speak with a librarian: (206) 477-1305.