A new mobile app provides convenient access to New Mexico court case information from portable electronic devices such as a cell phone or tablet.
The Case Lookup app will display summary information for civil and criminal cases, including scheduled hearings; the names of the parties, attorneys and presiding judge; a register of the actions that have taken place in the case; and the charges and their disposition in criminal cases.
“New Mexico Courts are committed to using innovative technology, like this software program, to improve public access to information about the judicial system,” said Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil.
Users of the app can search for cases filed in state courts – district, magistrate and metropolitan courts as well as the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals – by the name of a party or the case number. A separate function permits searches of state and municipal court DWI cases by the name of the defendant.
The Judiciary has long allowed online access to court case summary information through its Case Lookup system on the New Mexico Courts website.
The new app provides a more convenient way to search for court cases using a cell phone or other mobile device. The app also offers functions not available on the website system, including a case history listing of cases recently viewed by the user and a text search capability to look for specific words in the summary information of a displayed case.
The Judicial Information Division (JID) of the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the New Mexico Courts Case Lookup app, which is available on the App Store for Apple iPhone and iPad devices and Google Play for Android mobile devices.