Spotlight: Casemaker Legal features high-quality legal content at an incredibly low cost
Casemaker understands the need for corrections facilities to provide a comprehensive legal research system at an affordable price
By CorrectionsOne Staff
Company Name: Casemaker Legal
Headquarters: Charlottesville, VA
Signature Product: Casemaker legal research system
Created by the Ohio State Bar Association as a tool for its own members, Casemaker Legal became an affordable legal research alternative to more expensive systems like Lexis and Westlaw.
1. Where did your company name originate from?
In the practice of law, sometimes it's that non-obvious piece of information, whether an obscure precedential opinion, an overlooked passage of statutory language, or an insight gleaned from the legal research process, that literally "makes the case." Hence the name, Casemaker.
2. What was the inspiration behind starting your company?
To make comprehensive legal research accessible to everyone, at an affordable price.
3. What is your signature product and how does it work?
As more than 400,000 attorneys and dozens of correctional institutions can attest, you can count on Casemaker for accurate, timely answers to your legal research questions. The Casemaker legal research system offers full federal and 50-state primary law coverage that is often more current than what’s provided by the leading high-cost services.
Powered by an extensive legal taxonomy and an advanced search engine, Casemaker returns accurate, on-point results to more than six million searches per year. But that’s not all. You can check your results with the state-of-the-art citator, CaseCheck+.
Case law is published daily on Casemaker and attorney editors continuously update State and Federal statutes and codes. You won’t find a more consistently current legal research service.
The Casemaker libraries include all Federal Supreme, Circuit, District and Bankruptcy court decisions, as well as case law going back more than 100 years in many states. You’ll find the U.S. Code and Constitution, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, plus statutes, session laws, administrative codes, court rules and more for every state.
Dozens of correctional institutions have chosen to provide their prisoners access to the courts through the Casemaker legal research system, at a price every facility can afford. Casemaker is the value leader in legal research.
4. Why do you believe your products are essential to the corrections community?
Correctional facilities have an obligation to provide incarcerates with access to the U.S. Court System. They can do that with the Casemaker legal research system without having to maintain a costly print library or rely on a higher-priced system.
5. What has been the biggest challenge your company has faced?
Raising awareness of our service in the corrections market.
6. What makes your company unique?
The combination of high quality, current and comprehensive legal content at an incredibly low cost.
7. What do your customers like best about your products?
Corrections leaders appreciate that they can satisfy their prisoners' right to conduct legal research without having to pay exorbitant prices.
8. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder/local government community?
Helping the dedicated men and women who work in the corrections environment carry out their constitutional obligations to provide access to the courts. And providing incarcerated individuals with the tools to advocate on their own behalf.