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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

Washington State Supreme Court adopts rule allowing non-lawyers to provide limited legal services

July 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Based upon an administrative order approved by the Washington State Supreme Court on June 15, 2012, non-lawyers may offer limited assistance on simple legal matters.  The Court adopted the proposed Admission to Practice (APR) Rule 28, the “Limited Practice Rule for Limited License Legal Technicians” to expand access to legal services for low and moderate […]

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Tags: News · Washington