[Update: Fastcase CEO Explains Why He Acquired A Dormant Legal News Site.]

Legal research company Fastcase has acquired Law Street Media, a company that operates a free legal news site “written by and for Millennials,” particularly law students and young legal professionals.

Fastcase says it will retool the site and relaunch it in 2019 as an enhanced daily news and analytics hub that will highlight national and state litigation, regulatory developments and state bar news, and that will offer analytics driven by other Fastcase products, including Fastcase 7 and Docket Alarm.

Law Street was founded in 2013 by John A. Jenkins, former president and publisher of CQ Press. Jenkins will remain with the company and work with Fastcase on the relaunch.

Fastcase says it will connect the news platform to its Docket Alarm and Fastcase 7 platforms, build out its reporter team, and partner with its state bar associations to showcase their local expertise.

In a press release announcing the acquisition, Fastcase CEO Ed Walters said:

Legal research isn’t just about logging into an online service and running searches. It’s also about taking an active interest in developments that clients care about. Legal news means covering the stories behind new cases filed, analytics, new judicial opinions, passed bills, and rulemaking. Lawyers have to stay as informed as their clients, and our partnership with Law Street Media will be an important source of must-have information about the fast-changing practice of law.

Law Street’s editorial staff is based in Washington, D.C., while its business offices are located in New York City.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.