In response to requests from users of Case.net, the Missouri judiciary has launched Track This Case, an email-based function that allows visitors to receive messages when changes in docket activity occur in a particular case.
The Case.net website allows the public to view case records, including docket entries, parties, judgements and charges in public court. The Supreme Court of Missouri reports that Case.net sees an average of 5 million hits per day, and that the new Track This Case feature aligns with the Missouri Court Automation Committee’s goal of making case information available to the public as appropriate. The function is available for all public cases on the site, with the exception of those handled through the Fine Collection Center.
To receive email updates, a user should select the “Track This Case” option under the “Case Header” tab of an entry and enter the email address to which updates should be delivered. Notices are sent daily and include docket entries made in the tracked case the preceding day.
In a press release issued by the courts, it was noted that there are currently 20,000 cases being tracked by more than 15,000 users, and that the function will continue as a pilot program through the end of 2016.
For more information, go to https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=87154.