by Jay Jalenak
As of today, if you log on to the State Bar’s website at you can search for cases in all 50 states and all federal cases for free. The state bar has entered a contract with Fastcase (a business run by Baton Rouge attorney Ed Walter’s son, Ed, Jr.). You can run Westlaw/Lexis type searches and download cases on the web at no charge. All you need is your bar roll number and birthdate to log-on.