E-filing funding on Tuesday Senate Com. agenda

The proposed SB 531 is a good first step in the plan to create a statewide e-filing docket management system moving Michigan’s court system into the 21st Century. We support this effort to address funding. But important issues need to
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MiCOG and others to meet Monday with Supreme Court administrator

MiCOG will be among several groups in a meeting Monday with the state Supreme Court Administrator to discuss proposed legislation impacting court access and transparency. Other groups include the Michigan Court Officers Association, Michigan Creditors Bar Association, the Michigan Process
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Charges for e-access to court records stalls in Senate Judiciary Committee

A push endorsed by the state’s high court and the State Court Administrative Office to start charging for electronic access  to court records, at least at the probate level, was blocked in the state Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon, Tuesday,
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LSJ editorial advocates improved government transparency

The Lansing State Journal came out strongly supportive of Michigan government transparency and accountability in a recent editorial headlined: “Open government is better government, Extend rather than limit public access to records.” Kudos to the newspaper for its watchdog efforts covering this important
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