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In a recent post, I talk about an update to OSCN, Oklahoma’s website to access Oklahoma appellate and district case law. I recently learned about another tool, Legal Alerts, that performs an extremely valuable service. If you subscribe to Westlaw or Lexis, you may already have this feature.

Not all firms subscribe to Lexis or Westlaw, however. The price of both can be prohibitive for some smaller and solo firms. If you practice in Oklahoma, I strongly urge you to investigate Legal Alerts.

There are various ways to use Legal Alerts. Here is an example.  Have you ever had a case where opposing counsel simply “forgot” to mail you a copy of a document they filed with the court. With Legal Alert, you are notified by email every time any case within OSCN is filed in which your client has been named. You will learn of filed pleadings, orders, or other documents filed in the case before the copy has arrived in the mail.

The web site does a better job of explaining all of its components better than I can. As fair disclosure, Shawn Roberts, the co-founder of Legal Alerts, is also the managing partner of the firm where I work. Feel free to contact Shawn Roberts with your questions. -CCE


Legalized Software, LLC, the creator of ‘Legal Alerts’ announces an expansion of its existing service to include ‘Name Search.’ Name Search will expand our audience beyond lawyers to include journalists and other professionals that track court cases based on particular persons or businesses. Name Search allows for our clients to track new case filings that involve a particular persons or businesses by name. Legal Alerts monitors cases on the Oklahoma State Courts Network (OSCN) and emails case updates to subscribers.

‘The capability of receiving automatic updates from the Oklahoma State Courts Network about individuals or businesses in your inbox has been a highly requested feature and a great addition to our offering’ Says Co-founder Shawn Roberts. Adding to its already formidable feature set, Legal Alerts users can now track people or businesses by name. Simply enter a name and receive an email update when a new case is filed with that person or business. Read more about Name Search at http://legalizedsoftware.com.

Legal Alerts is a monthly subscription service with plans to fit the needs of any size law practice with plans starting at $10.00 a month. The Name Search feature is available immediately for current Legal Alerts subscribers at no additional charge. . . .