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Community briefs for December 11

Lawyers benefit from HSBA deal

The Hawaii State Bar Association has partnered with Fastcase to give Hawaii lawyers free access to the world’s largest law library. The bar association and legal publisher Fastcase will give access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research system.

This partnership is the latest in a growing number of bar associations that are offering the Fastcase benefit – 23 state bar associations representing more than 500,000 lawyers now subscribe to Fastcase as a free benefit for their members.

Starting Dec. 1, more than 7,000 members of the HSBA gained free access to Fastcase’s comprehensive online legal research system, which ordinarily sells for $995 per member per year. This exclusive bar member benefit provides members of the HSBA with unlimited access to one of the largest law libraries in the world, training webinars and tutorials, and live customer support from members of the Fastcase team.

In addition to its nationwide legal research database, Fastcase’s Hawaii-specific libraries include caselaw and statutes, acts, Attorney General opinions, court rules, and much more. The service also includes transactional access to newspaper articles, federal court filings, and legal forms. Visit or

Grant writing class in January

The County of Hawaii Department of Research and Development and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Hilo, Jan. 7-8. Learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available at

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

Tuition is $425 and includes all materials: workbook and accompanying resource CD that’s packed full of tools and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Seating is limited; online reservations are necessary. Contact the Client Services Team at Grant Writing USA at 1-800-814-8191 or email Or contact Beth Dykstra of the Department of Research and Development at 961-8035 or email


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