Thursday, November 12, 2015
Indiana Courts - "Martin County receives grant for e-filing equipment"
Lindsay Owens reports today for the Washington Times Herald:
SHOALS - Thanks to a grant from the Indiana Supreme Court Division of State Court Administration, the Martin County Clerk's office will receive six new document scanners, as well as a new server. The new equipment will be used to help with the electronic or e-filing process for the county.
"When we applied for the grant, we weren't sure if we would get all the items we requested, but we did," said Martin County Clerk Gerald Montgomery, adding according to the information he received, the new equipment will hopefully be arriving sometime soon.
"We had some equipment that was getting pretty old, so we're really happy we are going to be able to get everything we asked for."
Montgomery said while he didn't know the exact monetary amount for the grant, he did know the server alone cost about $8,000.
The Supreme Court set aside $800,000 to help those successful in applying for the grant get the technology needed to do e-filing. The Division of State Court Administration was responsible for ordering the necessary equipment in bulk and then distributing the items to the recipients. The new equipment received by the qualifying courts will all be the same or similar models. The grant could not be used to purchase software. * * * The state hopes to have e-filing implemented in every county by the end of 2018.
Court documents can be filed using one of many certified e-filing providers, including one provided at no cost by the state. After the filing is complete, notification will be received via email after the documents were filed, when an opposing party e-files a document, or when the court issues an order among other things.