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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ind. Courts - Will the public have online access to e-filed documents - appellate briefs, trial court orders, complaints, etc.

Updating this ILB post from Feb. 4th, which itself has been updated several times, the Supreme Court yesterday announced a link to a webpage for its "Task Force on Remote Access to and Privacy of Electronic Court Records." The page announces that the first meeting of the Task Force will be this Friday, Feb. 26th, from noon to 2PM, at Indiana Government Center South, Conf. Rm. A.

With the implementation of e-filing, what will be the ability of the public to access the court documents online? Federal court documents have long been accessible via PACER. The agenda for the meeting sets out some of the documents the Task Force will consider:

ILB: Apparently the meetings will not be videocast. There is no mention of whether comprehensive minutes will be made available.

Interestingly, no member from a group representing the public, such as ICOG (Indiana Coalition for Open Government), has been appointed to the Task Force. This may be an oversight.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 23, 2016 10:53 AM
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