Tuesday, July 3, 2012

This and That in Court Tech - July 2012

 E-courts education program, Canadian court tech conference, SJI assists Minnesota self-represented E-filing, mandatory E-filing in Utah and Florida, and Pennsylvania tweets court rules.

E-courts Conference News 

The E-courts 2012 conference education program agenda has been posted here.

Canadian Forum on Court Technology 

Our friends at the Canadian Centre for Court Technology have announced the Canadian Forum on Court Technology, Forum2012 to be held in Montreal from October 24-25, 2012. For details see the conference website at: https://modern-courts.ca/

SJI Technical Assistance 

The June, 2012 edition of the State Justice Institute newsletter (PDF) noted that a TA Grant was awarded to the Minnesota AOC is the first phase of a project to create a statewide e-filing system for self-represented litigants.

Utah Mandatory E-Filing Rule

The Utah Courts approved a new court rule on mandatory E-filing of documents (PDF) in district court civil cases effective April 1, 2013 with probate cases following on July 1, 2013.

Florida Mandatory E-Filing 

In a story posted by CBSNews.com on June 21, 2012:
"The state Supreme Court on Thursday ordered mandatory electronic filing of pleadings and other documents in Florida's courts, with limited exceptions. The justices also ordered lawyers to exchange pleadings with each other electronically. In both cases, though, they agreed to phase in the requirements with the final deadline on Oct. 1, 2013, due in part to budgetary issues. Electronic filings currently are optional."  
Pennsylvania Tweets New Court Rules 

In a press release from the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts on June 28, 2012:
"The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's eight advisory procedural rules committees have launched a mutual Twitter feed to increase public awareness of rule-making proposals. Proposed rules will continue to be posted on the Unified Judicial System website (www.pacourts.us) on areas dedicated to the Appellate Court, Orphans' Court, Minor Court, Juvenile Court, Domestic Relations and Criminal and Civil procedural rules committees and the Committee on Rules of Evidence. However, the new service provides a direct link to proposed rules and accelerates notice to interested parties who follow the Twitter feed at: @SCOPARules "

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