The State Bar of Michigan announced on Thursday a new partnership with Casemaker that will bring premium state and federal research materials to its membership. The new service will provide case law, constitution, and statutes for all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. In addition the service provides Michigan primary law, administrative code, state court rules, federal court rules, attorney general opinions, and the model civil jury instructions. The entire 50-state collection is offered free of charge for one year to the entire State Bar membership.
Members will also have access to several advanced legal research tools, including a case citatory too, a tool that simultaneously runs a search for secondary and/or third part treatises and publications, and a tool capable of searching all customized books within any state and/or federal library in a single query.
In order to help members become familiar with Casemaker and their search engine, a community educational outreach program has been created that will include live city tours, continuing webinars, online tutorials and live support.
More information concerning the new program will be announced next week. For members who wish to log into Casemaker to explore its many features, simply log in to our member area and select the Casemaker tab on the left. There are several helpful user guides published within the Casemaker system.