Pennsylvania Courts’ New App Simplifies Access to State Dockets

The application provides results about cases in both district and county court, including information such as charges filed, court dates, upcoming hearings and status of cases.

by Charlotte L. Jacobson, The Citizens' Voice / May 13, 2015

(TNS) -- The Pennsylvania court system created a new cellphone application that allows mobile access to state docket sheets.

PAeDocket users can check dockets as they would on the judicial system portal website, but with added features for ease and accessibility.

The application provides results about cases in both district and county court, including information such as charges filed, court dates, upcoming hearings and status of cases.

Within the application, users can search the dockets by case number, participant name, organization name, offense tracking number, police incident, complaint number or state identification number.

Each user is able to bookmark, or “favorite,” dockets they may want to look at again.

“We are excited about utilizing mobile apps to provide a valuable service for the public, including lawyers, law enforcement, consumers, victims and victims’ families,” Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin said in a press release. “Pennsylvania is once again a pioneer in advancing technology, as the first state-level judiciary to launch a mobile app docket search of case information from multiple levels of the courts.”

Currently, this application is available free for iPhone and iPad users. The creators are developing an Android version of the application, which they expect to be released later this year.

©2015 The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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