We executed on an idea (Legal Alerts) – today it is launching!

John Steinbeck said “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” Ideas that are executed on are the opposite: rare.

I had an idea that sprang from a need: I want to know when something new happens in one of my court cases, when it happens. In Oklahoma, there is website published by the Oklahoma Supreme Court (OSCN) that makes available the docket sheet for cases in 13 large Oklahoma counties. The docket sheet shows all court filings, hearings and events in a court case. My usual practice was to check each online docket sheet mutliple times a day, with 30 plus cases the time added up. And it was still hit and miss. I thought “wouldn’t it be great if there was a service that would notify me automatically each time a new event happened in a case?”

That is where my friend RB Bruce entered the picture. RB is a software magician: he takes ideas and turns them into reality as working software. On this one, I told him of my idea we decided to make it a reality.

Today, our software development company, Legalized Software, LLC is announcing “Legal Alerts” the expression of our idea:

Legal Alerts monitors the Oklahoma State Courts Network (OSCN) for updates to cases that you care about. Once a case has been updated, you will receive an email with the updates listed.

Please take a look at our idea when you have a chance and tell your attorney friends about it.

This business doesn’t take the place of my law practice but it actually improves it and increases my efficiency.

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."

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