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Fastcase Research Feature: Forecite

By now everyone knows that Fastcase is a free way to find cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. But the service recently expanded to include ChoicePoint's powerful individual or company profiling services, AutoTrackXP® and Business Information Services. It's like having an online private investigator to locate hard-to-find information about clients, witnesses, or adverse parties.

Need to find out whether your new bankruptcy client has filed before (or whether they've disclosed all of their assets)? What about finding more information about the spouse in a family law proceeding, or whether a potential defendant is judgment-proof for a lack of assets? What about researching an opposing witness? You can do all of this and more with Fastcase's new public records search.

AutoTrackXP® cross-references an enormous amount of data - addresses, driver licenses, property deed transfers, corporate information, bankruptcy records, and much more - and unifies it into a single, easy-to-read report. It can even access real-time phone listings and perform on-demand court record searches.

Business Information Services is the researcher's information solution for enhanced transactional and relationship due diligence. This feature utilizes a national network of document retrieval specialists who search any court, agency or legislative body nationwide for the most up-to-date information available – it's great when you need to search a county, state, or federal courthouse, or a Secretary of State's office. Your Personal Account Specialist can help you get copies of actual documents, summary reports, or both.

Best of all: You pay only when you use the services, transactionally, and at affordable, fixed rates. No subscription fees or timers, just a fixed fee for each report you run.

In some cases, this kind of due diligence is required by statute (bankruptcy, for example) - in other cases, it's just good lawyering to find out everything you can about the parties, witnesses, or potential parties in a suit. Fastcase's public records search is great for:

  • Locating and verifying assets
  • Skip tracing and locating witnesses
  • Criminal and Civil Investigations
  • Locating bankruptcy information
  • Investigating fraud

To use the service, log into Fastcase the way you normally do, through The Missouri Bar's home page. From your Fastcase start screen, simply select Search Public Records, fill out a credentialing form (as required by federal law) and submit to ChoicePoint for verification. Once credentialed, Fastcase users can use the Search Public Records link on their Fastcase home page.

The service includes easy-to-use forms and online demos that make public records searching Fastcase-fast. With ChoicePoint's comprehensive suite of public records, you can rest assured knowing that you have all the facts about a person or company.