Do you know who Ed Waters is?
He’s one of the founders of fastcase.
When I got a chance to interview him for the podcast, I really couldn’t pass that up. The Criminal Nuggets is not a “law tech” show. There are programs out there covering that space, I don’t need to do it.
The Criminal Nuggets is more of a “roll up your sleeves” in a courtroom type show.
The main play is on general education.
from time to time we have to dive into the weeds and do some legal research on a specific topic. Ultimately, when I’m thinking about recording an episode the number one question is always:
“Will this make attorneys better in court?”
If the answer is yes we go with it.
So, when Ed wanted a chance to explain what fastcase 7 is all about, I jumped at the chance.
…but I kept it interesting.
It was not a boring software review episode.
Amongst other things…
● Ed explains the fundamental reasons why Westlaw and Lexis will never get their prices down to reasonable levels for the solo practioner (even big law sometimes scoffs at their pricing).
● He talks about how his neighbor in Washington D.C. just so happened to be a brilliant physicist who worked with Stephen Hawking. Then it was like this guy agreed to enter into indentured servitude for him. Many weeknights and weekends later, they created the prototype for fastcase. (By the way, the indentured physicist, he’s a full partner at fastcase)
● You ever do a search on fastcase and see that “bubble chart” at the bottom? Ed explains what that is and how to use it.
Did you know the fastcase app is free, even if you don’t have a subscription, and you can use it to quickly hunt down a case in court? I didn’t know that!
There’s much more.
Come listen to my interview with one of the leading innovators in legal tech. He’s like the Larry Page (Google Founder) or the Jeff Bezos (Amazon Founder) of legal tech. It was an honor to bring him on the Criminal Nuggets.
What he had to say will help make us be better trial attorneys.
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Samuel Partida, Jr.