Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
July/August 2003, by Delia Venables

Case Alerter - a New Service from Casetrack
by Clair Woodward

Case Alerter (www.casealerter.com) is a new service from Casetrack, WordWave’s online full-text legal judgment service (www.wordwave.co.uk).

The new service provides a comprehensive current awareness bulletin, highlighting important judgments as soon as they are handed down together with succinct case summaries. Available online as part of Casetrack or as a stand-alone service, the Case Alerter highlights new cases from the previous 24 hours as well as an eight-week rolling archive of earlier judgments. Subscribers can use the service as a daily update or for double-checking that nothing has been missed from the previous two months. A weekly e-mail bulletin, consolidating the latest case summaries, is also available as part of the service. Casetrack users and subscribers can link straight through to the full judgment of any approved transcript but if the transcript has not yet been approved then the Pending List service allows you to log an interest in a case and be contacted as soon as it becomes available.

Casetrack users and subscribers will benefit from WordWave’s extensive links with the courts - Smith Bernal Reporting who currently hold the Official Contract for the Courts of Appeal, as well as London's Crown Courts, are also part of the same group and their extensive network of court reporters and daily attendance at every hearing in those courts will ensure that Casetrack publishes all case summaries and full-text judgments in the fastest possible timeframe.

Since its launch in 1998, Casetrack has become an invaluable online case resource across the legal profession. It is provided free of charge to all academic institutions, not-for-profit organisations and members of the judiciary and is currently accessible by members of the public through a number of advice organisations, including nationally through the CAB.

Clair Woodward is Communications Manager at WordWave International.
Clair.woodward@wordwave.co.uk.

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