Nevada Supreme Court adds Android app
The Nevada Supreme Court has expanded online access to court documents and information by launching an Android version of its application that has been available since March for iPhones and iPads.
The Android app opens the door for attorneys and the general public who do not utilize Apple devices to have the same mobile access to court documents.
The Android app, like the iPhone app, is available for free download through Google Play.
The iPhone app is available at the App Store through iTunes.
Like the iPhone app, the Android version includes a function allowing case document access similar to the case search function available through the website’s public portal.
“We believe the Nevada Supreme Court apps are the first mobile apps to be launched by an appellate court anywhere in the country,” said Tracie Lindeman, Supreme Court clerk.
Both apps, combined with the case search public portal on the Supreme Court website, provide unprecedented access to Supreme Court public information.
Those utilizing the apps can access publicly filed briefs, motions, orders and opinions. Documents filed in the cases can be easily pulled up in PDF format.
Both systems allow users to create lists of their “favorite” cases for even easier access. Users can also view the court’s calendar, watch live webcasts of Supreme Court oral arguments, and listen to recordings of previously-held oral arguments.
News items, court information and self-help court forms are also available.
The Supreme Court’s Information Technology Division was instrumental in the development of the apps.
“The apps are a prime example of the Supreme Court’s continued efforts to increase accessibility to court information,” said Lindeman.
In January 2011, the Nevada Supreme Court took a major step to increase public access by opening the electronic files of its cases through the public portal on its website. Nevada is one of only a few appellate courts nationally to offer such access to case records at no cost.
The apps tap into the technology that became available starting in 2008, when the Supreme Court began implementing electronic filing of case.