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New iPhone app for PACER

Application makes it easier for attorneys to access court records on the go

Just in time for the holidays, the latest technological wizardry to hit Apple’s App Store is likely going to be the top gift idea for every attorney on your shopping list, and the perfect complement to their mobile computing needs.

FedCtRecords, a new iPhone app designed to enhance the mobile interface for PACER, is the answer to all lawyers’ federal court record needs when they’re on the go. And the extra ribbon on the package: It’s currently free for a limited time during the holiday season (it sells for $19.99 otherwise).

The app essentially provides an iPhone interface to the PACER service in an attempt to enhance the cumbersome, unpleasant experience of accessing the system through a normal mobile browser. While the app only allows users to read and not file documents, and has no access to bankruptcy court files, most other regular PACER features are present, including the docket report.

The app allows users to save cases in which they’re interested to a virtual briefcase. Users also can access attorneys’ phone numbers and emails and automatically save them to their contact lists, and email documents anywhere they chose once they have accepted the regular charges for a document. The app also works the iPad and iPod touch.

For a more detailed review, click here or read the Wall Street Journal’s coverage.

To download the app, click here.

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