​Appy new year for court users

Issued: Monday 27 January 2015
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A new smartphone app is making it easier than ever for the community to find out what is happening in our courts, Attorney General Brad Hazzard announced today.

The Search NSW Court Lists app, can now be downloaded on any mobile phone or tablet device with an IOS or Android operating system.

“The free app enables community members, lawyers and journalists to search the listings of NSW courts and find details of the case they are looking for in a matter of seconds,” Mr Hazzard said.

“The app displays everything from the time and location of a court sitting to maps and phone numbers to help people locate a courthouse or seek further help.”

President of the Law Society of NSW, John Eades said, “The Law Society welcomes the new Court Lists app which will help to improve access to justice for many. The Attorney General is to be congratulated for this initiative.”

App users can search for a case by entering key details such as the name of a party involved in the proceedings.

The app contains court listing information for the NSW Supreme, District, Local and Coroner’s Courts for up to two weeks in advance and one week in the past.

“Court listings are updated every 60 seconds so users can be stay on top of any last minute developments,” Mr Hazzard said.

“This includes when a person is charged with a serious offence and refused bail to appear in court later in the day.

“In years gone by, these fresh custody matters wouldn’t have appeared on the court lists because they were only printed once a day.”

Charles Bavin, Partner Hunt & Hunt Lawyers said, “I found it so convenient to have all of the Court lists at my fingertips, from my phone, so I could access it from home, on my way into work, and even walking to court to confirm what court, when and before who the matter was listed. To be able to access such information before the daily Court lists are published on the internet is tremendously helpful.”

The free Search NSW Court Lists app is available for download at the Google Play Store and App Store.