As reported in the Law Vegas Review Journal, this court app helps people find out which courtroom their case will be heard in.
The application will help users search via party, attorney or case number to find the date, time and courtroom for a case. The search will also find the name of the judge to apologize to for being late because of that long line outside the courthouse.
The smartphone application, free to download from the Google Play and Apple App stores, was the brainchild of District Judge David Barker.
“This new app will make navigating court schedules much easier and more convenient for attorneys and citizens,” he said.
It is great to see courts starting to get on the bandwagon, but its only a beginning:
- Linking to mapping to get you directed within the building to the right courtroom
- Preparation information for your case, including video of people making their courtroom presentations
- Information about the judge, including examples of how he or she asks questions and gets out evidence
- Data on how long the line is taking to get into the courtroom
- Where on the calendar the case is, and when the case is likely to actually be called
- Outcome statistics for the court and the judge in this type of case (and why not, nervous though that might make some.)
- Reminders about the hearing a day or so before
Any other ideas?
And, how are we going to get courts to move on these potentials. We are woefully behind the private sector.