Attorneys and people with hearings in the Broward County courthouses will be able to view case details and documents on their laptops beginning Monday.
Broward Clerk of Courts Howard Forman announced Thursday that an electronic court records website will be operating by Wi-Fi at all four Broward courthouses.
Access to the website will be free. Creation of the website was a joint project of the clerk and the judicial circuit.
Forman said the website became possible because of the growing volume of electronic and hybrid case files for active cases coming into the e-filing system.
The website is intended for attorneys, law enforcement, state agencies and others who want to view cases on their own devices while in court.
Users will be able to search by party name, case number and other search criteria. The website is accessible through Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari browsers.
To reach the site, users must enter http://ecr.browardclerk.info and accept the website disclaimer.
There are some restrictions. Documents cannot be downloaded or printed, the website may not be compatible with all portable devices, some areas in the courthouse have poor or no Wi-Fi coverage, and the use of laptops in courtrooms is at the discretion of judges.