Free is good. But free is not necessarily equal. Below are 10 sites that provide free access to case law. Each has its peculiar strengths and weaknesses. Which is right for your research project? The answer depends on what you need.

1. Fastcase and Casemaker. These two commercial services qualify as free only if you happen to belong to a state bar association that offers one as a member benefit. Twenty-eight state bars offer Casemaker, and 14 offer Fastcase.