Friday, December 7, 2007

US Federal Court Transcripts To Be Available Online

Press Release via the Administrative Office of the US Courts:

"September 18, 2007 — The Judicial Conference of the United States today voted to make transcripts of federal district and bankruptcy court proceedings available online through the Judiciary's Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system."

"Under the new policy, transcripts created by court reporters or transcribers will be available for inspection and copying in a clerk of court’s office and for download from PACER 90 days after they are delivered to the clerk. Individuals will be able to view, download, or print a copy of a transcript from PACER for eight cents per page."

NIEM Wayfarer Released

The National Center for State Courts is proud to announce the availability of the National Information Exchange Model - NIEM Wayfarer search and discovery tool.  The tool provides a way to search the names and definitions in the NIEM so as to find the best match for one's needs.  The graphical display requires an SVG-capable browser. Therefore, FireFox, Opera, or Microsoft IE can use NIEM Wayfarer after installing a free plug-in module.