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High court vies for international tech award

IL Staff
September 22, 2008
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The Indiana Supreme Court is one of 13 international finalists being recognized for recent technology efforts, which include the case management system being phased in statewide to connect all county courts.

As part of its 13th annual international competition, the non-profit Information Integrity Coalition honors organizations that have made "demonstrable progress" through a single project or an enterprise-wide effort toward achieving information integrity. Overall, 66 non-profit or governmental organizations were nominated for an award of excellence, according to an Indiana Supreme Court news release today.

The award categories include for-profit and non-profit organizations. The Indiana Supreme Court joined non-profit groups in India and across the United States in getting recognition. The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., also is one of seven finalists in that category.

The court's work being honored includes the Odyssey statewide case management system, an electronic protection order registry, and e-citation and warning system that coordinates law enforcement and court records with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

An awards ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 20 in Chicago where a gold, silver, and bronze award will be given.

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  1. Your article is a good intro the recent amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. For a much longer - though not necessarily better -- summary, counsel might want to read THE CHIEF UMPIRE IS CHANGING THE STRIKE ZONE, which I co-authored and which was just published in the January issue of THE VERDICT (the monthly publication of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association).

  2. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

  3. The "National institute for Justice" is an agency for the Dept of Justice. That is not the law firm you are talking about in this article. The "institute for justice" is a public interest law firm. http://ij.org/ thanks for interesting article however

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