Acquiring Washington State Attorney Information in CourtTrax
Attorney information for the Washington State Superior Courts is very sparse in most of the current ‘court of record’ systems. The legacy SCOMIS system provided bar numbers and made additional information available, but both the new Odyssey System and the King County SCRIPT system do not provide as robust Attorney data. With our Hybrid reports for Washington State – which combine the data from both SCOMIS and the newer systems – we are able work around many of these issues. But to include all available attorney information to each attorney in a case requires we as well combine information from the Washington State Bar Association itself, which can add extra seconds of retrieval time for each attorney name on a case detail report. Some of our clients really need this additional attorney information, and some absolutely do not.
CourtTrax has come up with the first step in a path to provide more targeted information for our clients. Starting with our most current release of CTXO, CourtTrax will only present the initial information given for attorneys from each of the court systems. That means the default will be to just present the Attorney name and their bar number.
At the same time, a new “preference” has been added to the ‘My Account’ control panel of the CourtTrax interface. On the ‘My Account’ panel, go to ‘Case/Name Preferences’, then choose the ‘Washington’ tab. The option of adding additional Attorney Information from the Washington State Bar Association is available by clicking the check box, then clicking the ‘Submit’ button.
Afterwards, the next Washington State Superior Court case that is retrieved will take a few seconds longer, but will now include all available attorney information such as email addresses, law firm name, the firm’s address, and a phone number as displayed in the Washington State Bar Association website.
Further developments will include the ability to set these preferences for one case search at a time, or lock them in universally.
If you have any questions about access to Washington State court records, or would like more information about any of our other products and services, contact us at email@example.com or give us a call: 866-643-7084 (Option 2).