CourtServe 2000 – is a high performance Court and Tribunal listing service designed for the exacting demands of barristers, clerks, solicitor-advocates and legal professionals, among others..
This software application sits on the desktop, storing and delivering all lists chosen by the user from the Royal Courts of Justice, Crown Courts, Employment Tribunals and increasing numbers of County Courts.
The service is used by most leading criminal chambers, a growing number of sole practitioners, solicitor-advocates, innovative law firms, HM Revenue and Customs and parts of the police force in the U.K.
CourtServe 2000 tracks and alerts our clients to all cases entered by a user into the program itself, or the records in special case diary management systems such as Meridian Law, LEX Case Management, InQuisita Law and similar software, all of which closely interface with CourtServe 2000.
What it does
The CourtServe 2000 icon on a user's desktop, is the entry point to sophisticated web-enabled software integrated into the CourtServe 2000 service. Users are able automatically to track all cases listed for hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, Crown Courts, 24 Employment Tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland and County Courts around England and Wales (now rolling out progressively). CourtServe 2000 alerts users to cases they are running on all the lists they subscribe to. The service updates continuously with digital lists received via the Internet moments after these are published by HMCS - Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice or MoJ). Additionally it delivers the Judiciary Service, a weekly diary of court vacancies and other information for deputy judges in the London region. Access to this e-mailed service is restricted to individual recorders approved by the London Group Managers Office.
How it works
CourtServe 2000 lets a user select lists from all existing Crown Court groups, the full RCJ range, Cause and Press lists from all 25 Employment Tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland, and an expanding number of County Courts. A user can scroll down through the lists published on a particular day by all courts shown in the application's master menu window. Alternatively a user can filter a warned, draft, daily courtroom, fixed, firm, running or final list from among those on the menu. The service delivers other business-critical information, our Headline Express daily legal news and current awareness briefing, and, as an optional extra, access to Hallmark Directory's comprehensive legal community contacts.
Why CourtServe 2000?
This service saves practitioners time and money and improves productivity. It helps a user in, for instance, a criminal set to track cases significantly faster during the critical mid-afternoon rush. It allows barristers to know instantly from a laptop or a hand-held device, where their cases are being heard and alerts practitioners to last-minute hearing changes. Solicitors, solicitor-advocates, sole practitioners and legal firms who use it, access case alerts and tracking efficiency if they load case entries directly into the application. This converts it into a personalised case management diary system. Court lists in CourtServe 2000 are delivered electronically, fully indexed, formatted (RCJ lists only) for printing and viewable in a CourtServe 2000 window which acts as a simple word processor.