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.