Subscribers to the legal research company Casetext can now get access to public and business records at a reduced cost, as the result of a new partnership between the company and Tracers, a provider of public records data to law firms, software integrators, technology partners and others.

Tracers has long been providing public records data on people and businesses to fraud prevention specialists, law enforcement, and private investigators. Over the past year, Tracers has expanded its customer base among attorneys whose practices require access to public and business records.

While the Tracers data is not available directly through the Casetext platform, the partnership means that Casetext subscribers will be able to access the data at reduced prices.

“We partnered with Tracers because they are hands-down the best at public records and asset searches, which is important to a lot of our customers,” said Casetext CEO Jake Heller. “Tracers has been doing this for 20 years, and has built a loyal and happy customer base.”

Heller said that the data available through Tracers is as deep as the data available through LexisNexis or Thomson Reuters, but at a lower cost and with better customer service.

“They consistently beat other services in customer satisfaction and trust surveys, and their current attorney customers (and non-attorneys) rave about their data and services,” Heller said. “We were struck by the quality of the data when we ran our own tests.”

According to Casetext, users will receive a discount on their monthly minimum access fee from Tracers. Their usage is credited against the monthly minimum fee.

Casetext customers can access and sign up with Tracers through a form that is accessible when they are logged in to the Casetext platform.

Casetext plans eventually to roll out a direct integration to make it easier for its subscribers to order public records, the company said.

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