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Going to Court by Mail

October 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Court systems continue to develop new ways of streamlining their procedures to reduce their expenses and backlog, and to improve customer service. Last year we noted the rise of telephonic court appearances for self-represented parties in some types of hearings. But “phoning it in” isn’t the only way to avoid a trip to the courthouse. In some […]

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Tags: California · Courtreference.com · District of Columbia · Hawaii · News · Oregon · Washington

State Court Records Access-Does the Medium Matter?

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Historically, state courts have offered public access to court records where the information resides-at the local courthouse. Any person willing to travel to the courthouse could request to view and copy records from the court clerk or document custodian in the available format, whether paper or electronic. However, with the emergence of record scanning, data […]

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Tags: Finding Court Records · News · Uncategorized

Going to School to Stay Out of Jail

August 24th, 2012 · No Comments

Contrary to stereotypes of hard-nosed prosecutors and stern judges, not every District Attorney or criminal court judge is out to lock up every lawbreaker for the maximum term. In every state, there are programs designed to keep offenders out of jail and to steer them away from future offenses. We’re all familiar with probation, which substitutes supervision […]

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Tags: Courtreference.com · Georgia · News