Searching for Dallas County legal information just got a whole lot easier thanks to a Tyler Technologies software program.
The Plano-based company just released updates to its database known as re:SearchTX, which combines civil, family, and probate case information from all of the state’s 254 counties.
This lets you now search everywhere from Austin to Zapata.
Tyler Technologies announced earlier this month that it has added a variety of new capabilities to re:SearchTX, including the ability to perform full-text searching across more than 7 million court documents for keywords, along with the ability to set up email alerts to monitor, chase, parties, and custom search criteria.
Expanding the accessibility
In addition to providing case files, the new database will allow attorneys, justice partners, and constituents to use keywords when searching through more than 7 million court documents. There also is the option to set up email alerts on any case you want to follow.
Dallas, Collin, and Burnet counties are making their information even more accessible by combining the re:SearchTX data base with Odyssey case management, giving licensed attorneys the ability to search records dating back to 2016.
“Dallas County is committed to making our courts transparent and to making access to court information as simple as possible,” Felicia Pitre, Dallas County district clerk, said in a statement. “re:Search is a powerful tool to empower the legal community and make them more efficient.”
The service is free to use, and the advanced features in re:SearchTX Pro and Premium come with a free trial.
Features included in the advanced package are: studying the opposing counsel and the parties involved in a particular case, setting up custom search alerts to be notified whenever new cases or filings match the criteria, and the ability to save searches, organize cases into folders, and export search results.
While the service might just now be making its debut in Texas, it is no stranger to other areas of the country. It is being used in Georgia, Illinois, and New Mexico. The service already has 1.1 million users, with nearly 58 million documents filed in 2018.
Mitchell Spence, senior vice president of eSolutions for Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division, is excited to bring this new level of transparency to the Lone Star State.
“Tyler and the state of Texas share ambitious goals for expanding access to justice and building on the success of eFileTexas with re:SearchTX and other innovative solutions,” Spence said in a statement. “reSearch:TX helps the legal community easily access the information and documents they need to be successful.”
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