Legal Research from Your Home or Office


The New York City Bar Association is proud to offer remote online access to Fastcase and its suite of premium services at no additional cost to our members.


Fastcase, currently used by over 200,000 attorneys, is a comprehensive legal research system that brings an entire law library of over 30 million documents to your desktop. The Fastcase library includes state and federal cases, statutes, court rules and administrative codes and much more.


Fastcase’s easy-to-use, intuitive interface helps you search and browse the entire library to quickly and efficiently complete your research. A few of the many features that you will enjoy in Fastcase include:


  • Simple, advanced, and Boolean searching
  • Browse – when you know what you are looking for or just want to read surrounding sections.
  • Easy navigation between search and browse
  • Archives – Statutes & Legislative Acts
  • Data updated daily to keep you current
  • Research management tools to organize your work and track by client
  • Ability to add your own notes to any document
  • Extensive cross linking and editorial features
  • Multiple print and download formats

Look for additional information to follow.



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LexisNexis® is pleased to provide valuable member benefit packages and pricing for New York City Bar Association members in solo and small law firms. To obtain complimentary trial access and further information about LexisNexis’ products, please complete this form.

Hein Online

HeinOnline offers small law firm members access to the Federal Register Library, Treaties and Agreements Library, U.S. Attorney General Opinions Library, U.S. Federal Legislative Histories Library, U.S. Presidential Library, and the U.S. Statutes at Large Library. HeinOnline is Free to City Bar members in firms with fewer than 25 attorneys!

LLMC Digital

Members have free access to the full text of primary and secondary United States Government documents, foreign legal department and official state court reports and the National Reporter System prior to 1924. This LLMC Digital Database is free to City Bar members!

Real Estate Forms

The City Bar website offers a variety of forms that attorneys can download related to condominium sales, coop sales, commercial sales, leases and subleases, mortgages, and more, free of charge.


City Bar Members who are solo practitioners and or in firms with less than 25 attorneys may access the Westlaw Forms database from their home or office computers free of charge. The Westlaw Forms database includes:
McKinney’s Forms new!
American Jurisprudence Legal Forms
Nichols Cyclopedia of Forms
West’s Legal Forms
New York Business and Legal Forms
National & New York Transactional Forms