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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. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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