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Tracers Review: Investigative Research Software

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Core Features

For Online Legal Research, the following are essential features, and you should therefore expect to see a check in every box in this section.


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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI legal assistants can help you identify relevant cases and statutes, and may even help you draft your brief.

Natural Language Search

Can you search by entering a question in normal language rather than keywords or Boolean connectors and phrases?

Boolean Search

With Boolean operators like AND, OR, and more, you can precisely target your search query.

Case Summaries

Citation Checking

A citation checker helps you identify whether a case or statute has been overruled, modified, or reversed or repealed.

Filter Search

Can you restrict your search to certain parts or features of cases and statutes, like the date, judge, or jurisdiction?

Research History

Research history makes it easier to find the results of previous searches or see if the law has changed with new results.

Research Folders

Organize your research history into folders.

PDF/Word Downloads

Download cases and statutes as a formatted PDF or Word document.


When you run a search, get suggestions for additional searches to run or material you should look at.


Flag key cases so that you get an email notification if it is cited in a new case, statute, or secondary source.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I use Tracers?

Tracers is an online search solution. It can be accessed from any modern web browser. Additionally, with its API, many users will even be able to incorporate it into their practice management solutions directly, with some technical knowledge or the assistance of a programmer.

What is the price of Tracers?

Tracers does not advertise their pricing publicly. Since this is a rather competitive market, this is not unusual. Prospective users will want to contact them directly to determine pricing.

Does Tracers integrate with my Law Practice Management Software?

As of this review, Tracers does not natively integrate with any LPMS software. However, their API is intended to allow savvy users to integrate the information into the platform of their choice.

Where does Tracers get it's information?

No. As of this review, Tracers does not have an MS Word plugin.

Does Tracers search caselaw?

No. They are not a caselaw database.

What secondary sources does Tracers have?

Tracers does not have treatise, or law review searches, but it does search public records and has its own proprietary database of information.

Is Tracers reliable?

Yes. The platform has been around for over 25 years and has a reputation of reliability.

Is Tracers difficult to use?

Tracers is easy to use. Although they have advanced search capabilities, the concepts will not be foreign for any modern lawyer.

What type of practice uses Tracers?

This type of platform is used by any law firm that has a need to find people or assets. Probate attorneys, creditors’ rights attorneys, and even divorce attorneys find platforms like this helpful.

Does Tracers have reminders and alerts?

Yes. Tracers has the ability to set up alerts and reminders for various search types.

Additional Details about Tracers

Search Specialists

Tracers has been around for over 25 years, and many of their employees have a great deal of experience in this industry. After signing up, firms are assigned a dedicated account manager who can serve as a search specialist in those hard-to-query matters.

API & Batch Processing

Tracers understands that, many times, law offices handle high-volume searches. To help with this, they provide an API that allows connection to other software. Additionally, they allow for batch processing of searches. For example, users can easily skiptrace all the returned notice letters in a class-action lawsuit.


Searches can be priced in two separate ways. For light users, there is per-search pricing based on the number and type of transactions. For heavier users, there is a monthly-fee tier that allows for unlimited searching for the same price each month. Although their pricing isn’t made public, it is surprisingly reasonable when requested.

Who Tracers is for

Attorneys who frequently skiptrace, or commonly need to locate individuals, will likely find this application helpful. As will those who need to do opposition research on social media accounts, like family law attorneys, or insurance defense. Additionally, probate attorneys or those who are often looking to find relatives and acquaintances of clients, will likely find Tracers helpful.

However, this is not a caselaw database like Casetext, or Fastcase . Nor does it have any secondary research sources like Westlaw or LexisNexis. Further, attorneys who don’t frequently need to perform these searches may find it easier to search public records themselves. But, then again, having access to both public and private records in one solution can help save time and provide a more complete search than going it alone.

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