Judiciary

State courts revamp their website

State courts revamp their website

New system offers technology improvements, but public access remains limited

THE STATE’S TRIAL COURT has upgraded its outmoded computer system to allow lawyers to electronically file case records and to allow judicial decisions to be shared automatically with other government agencies. But proposed regulations governing the system continue to limit access by the general public to court records and bar access to any documents dealing(...)

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What’s new in the state court system

What’s new in the state court system

SJC chief Gants offers his state of judiciary

What follows is the state of the judiciary address of Ralph D. Gants, the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, on Tuesday. Introductory comments were edited out. In most other states, drug courts, mental health courts, and veterans’ courts are called problem-solving courts; we call them specialty courts. We do so because we(...)

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