EZCourt Frequently Asked Questions

What does EZCourt do?

How do I use EZCourt?

Will EZCourt also work with LexisNexis File&Serve?

What do I need to use EZCourt?

Can I print pleadings using EZCourt?

Do I need Digital Office Pro to use EZCourt?

Will EZCourt merge and bookmark the pleadings even if I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader?

Will EZCourt work with Outlook Express?

Will EZCourt work with Outlook 2000?

What if I do not want to merge all the documents into a single file?

What if I have already used my “free look” associated with the Notice of Electronic Filing?

Does EZCourt save my Pacer credentials?

What is in it for me?

What other Microsoft updates are necessary to run EZCourt?

How do I report a bug?

Will the Beta Version expire?

What does EZCourt do?

EZCourt automatically downloads and saves pleadings served with the Federal Courts’ CM/ECF and LexisNexis File&Serve systems. EZCourt:

  1. Downloads the pleading and all associated documents based on the information contained in the Notice of Electronic Filing sent by the Court at the time the pleading is filed.
  2. Merges the pleading and all associated documents into a single pleading.
  3. Bookmarks the pleading and all associated document using Adobe Acrobat bookmarks.
  4. Saves the pleading to the folder you select.  EZCourt automatically names the pleading based on the date filed, the docket number and name of the pleading.  EZCourt even remembers where downloaded pleadings should be filed. 

EZCourt also facilitates forwarding the pleadings via email and the creation of new Outlook Appointments.

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How do I use EZCourt?

After you install EZCourt, a new button will appear in Outlook that contains a button labeled “EZCourt.”  Select a “Notice of Electronic Filing” email from a Federal Court or LexisNexis File&Serve and click the “EZCourt” button.  The pleading and all associated documents will be downloaded and displayed.  Select the folder where the pleading will be saved and click on the “Save” button.  The pleadings and associated documents will be automatically merged, bookmarked and saved.

EZCourt will recognize any future pleadings in that case and direct them to the correct folder.  Consequently, saving all future pleadings is as easy selecting the email, and clicking on the “EZCourt” button.

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Will EZCourt also work with LexisNexis File&Serve?

 

Yes it does!

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What do I need to use EZCourt?

 

  1. Microsoft Outlook 2003.
  2. Adobe Acrobat Version 7.   Any of the Adobe Acrobat Version 7 products, including Adobe Acrobat Reader 7, will work.
  3. An active Internet connection.

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Can I print pleadings using EZCourt?

 

You can, but give the environment a break.  The electronic pleadings represent the official court record for the Federal Courts.  If the Federal Courts use electronic storage, why can’t you?

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Do I need Digital Office Pro to use EZCourt?

 

No, EZCourt is a stand-alone product. However, Digital Office Pro provides a convenient way to organize, view, search and retrieve pleadings saved with EZCourt.

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Will EZCourt merge and bookmark the pleadings even if I am using the Adobe Acrobat Reader?

 

Yes, the merge and bookmark functions are performed independently of Adobe Acrobat.

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Will EZCourt work with Outlook Express?

 

No. 

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Will EZCourt work with Outlook 2000?

 

No.

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What if I don’t want to merge all the documents into a single file?

 

EZCourt permits you to specify how the documents will be saved.  The pleading and the associated documents can be saved as a single file or each document can be saved separately.

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What if I have already used my “free look” associated with the Notice of Electronic Filing?

 

EZCourt will still allow you to log in using your Pacer credentials and download the pleading. However, CM/ECF or LexisNexis File&Serve charges will apply.

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Does EZCourt save my Pacer credentials?

 

No.  The Pacer credentials are maintained in a cookie that is never written to your hard drive.  The Pacer credentials will remain active during the current Outlook session only.

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What’s in it for me?

 

Each beta tester will be provided with a free copy of EZCourt when the product is released.

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What other Microsoft updates are necessary to run EZCourt?

 

During installation of EZCourt Beta, three Microsoft update components will be installed in order to run EZCourt: the 2.0 .Net Framework, Outlook 2003 PIA, the core Office PIA.

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How do I report a bug?

 

Send us an email at Bug@DigitalOffice.com

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Will the Beta Version expire?

 

Yes.  The Beta Version will expire on September 1, 2006.  All Beta Testers will be provided with the release version of EZCourt upon expiration of the beta version.

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