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Ocala Star-Banner: Non-lawyers criticize restrictions on electronic access to case files

Ocala Star-Banner: Non-lawyers criticize restrictions on electronic access to case files

BY SUEVON LEE

Her response? Take it up with the chief judge of the 5th Circuit.

“There is a rule in effect with regard to electronic access to court records and the chief judge has to follow that order,” explained Judith Kreeger, the chairwoman of the commission and a senior judge in Miami-Dade. “If the chief judge makes a decision and this person believes that decision is not correct, then you take it to another level.”

In 2007, the Florida Supreme Court issued an administrative order permitting, but not requiring, the release of certain court records in electronic format. By 2009, the court established a set of standards to be used by the clerks in implementing electronic filing as the courts gradually move in the direction of a paperless system.

Read: http://www.ocala.com/article/20110308/ARTICLES/110309691/1402/NEWS?p=2&tc=pg&tc=ar