Emily Donnellan updates readers on the lawsuit in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit over what essentially boils down to the question: are PACER fees too high? Donnellan includes resources to track and monitor changes and issues related to Pacer in addition to user objections to fees.
Jeff Roberts of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition raises the question of expanding free public access to court documents in Colorado. Specifically, he identifies the only location where a non-lawyer can view and request copies of all civil court documents from ICCES, the Integrated Colorado Courts E-Filing System. This location is the Colorado Supreme Court’s law library in the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center in downtown Denver. Fees and access to PACER have been the topic of discussion in the legal community for many years. The urgency of this discussion and a resolution that ensures free public access to court filings is critically dependent upon the future of court law libraries.
E-Filing Appeals with Adobe® Acrobat®
by Joel Rothman, Esq.
Six Bum Raps Against E-filing
By Jerry Lawson
eFiling Comes of Age By Phil Ytterberg and Scott Schumacher
Phil Ytterberg is Market Development Manager for WestFile ( tm ) at West Group. Mr. Ytterberg manages market development for the WestFile Electronic Filing Service, with responsibility for the legal and regulatory markets. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the Boston University School of Law. He regularly delivers presentations on electronic court filing at conferences and symposia nationwide, including faculty presentations for the National Center for State Court’s Institute for Court Management (ICM) and the National Practice Institute (NPI).
Return to Library Electronic Court Filing By Bradley J. Hillis
Bradley J. Hillis holds MA and JD degrees from the University of Washington. He is the editor of the forthcoming, “Internet Experiments in Electronic Court Filing,” and is a representative of the courts to the Washington Digital Signature Implementation Task Force. His previous Internet law articles have appeared on the Web at Villanova Institute for Information Law and Policy.