Dec 28, 2002
proudly announces the Summer 2001
Customer service is the hallmark
of our Top 10 Court Website Awards for 2001. Some
distinguishing features we found this year include
e-mail notification to parties, online small claims
filing, and online assistance to fill out forms. There
is also a commendable expansion of sites that allow
online payment of fines, and access to opinions, case
files and calendars. We also saw substantial
improvements in website navigation, well-designed user
interface, excellent help systems for new users and
speedy delivery of high-quality graphics.
By late September, we will list previous winners, our
evaluation criteria and a list of Honorable Mention
sites that came very close to the Top 10 this year. You
can also nominate a site for next yearís award
Through these awards we honor the innovative court
professionals who continue to make court services
accessible to the public by outstanding achievement in
court Internet applications. These winners set the
standard of best practice and serve as a model for all
who strive for excellence.
Grab our Annual Top Ten Awards postcard. PDF
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|Ventura Superior Court,
beautifully designed user interface on a fast server,
easy to use and information rich, this court website is
our first choice. Heavy content includes online
calendars, online traffic ticket payment, case index for
civil and criminal areas, docket information, online
Grand Jury application, E-filing, and bilingual online
community outreach and customer service surveys.
|Utah State Court, Utah|
is a secure site that provides everything anyone needs
to file and maintain a probate case. Forms can be
downloaded or completed on-line, and a full guardian's
handbook and explanation of personal representative
duties is available. It is also an innovative
partnership with education to develop a worthy Website.
|Sacramento Superior Court,
well-organized interface makes this site a rare repeat
winner of the Top 10 award. Features include a fast
server, excellent online e-filing, small claims
e-filing, case index and tentative rulings. We also
liked their simple and clear case type definitions,
excellent ADA information, grand jury reports and superb
search capabilities for civil, criminal, probate and
family law. The ability to file small claims cases
online, alone, is worth a visit.
|5th Court of Appeals, Dallas,
text searching on both published and unpublished
opinions and full searching capabilities on cases and
attorney information are just some of the features
provided by this impressive site. Additionally, parties
may request e-mail notification when events change
including case and calendar events. A tickler e-mail may
be sent as a reminder. For these reasons, this site is a
must have in our Top Ten.
|Gwinnett County Courts,
ability to calculate fines, look-up cases and access
"quick links" to other sites of interest are some of the
features that distinguish this site. The easy of use and
navigation tools are worthy of note.
|The Oklahoma Supreme Court Network,
searching for Supreme and Appeals Courts, limited court
documents, and information for all 77 district courts
contribute to this site’s selection. Access to over
2,000,000 court documents clinches the deal.
|Alberta Courts, Alberta,
very easy user interface with a searchable judgments
database and a province-wide display of calendars are
the main selection factors for this site.
|Brevard County Clerk of Courts,
appearance information, online excusal and postponement
request, a fully searchable case management system and
substantial customer information contribute to Top Ten
selection for this nicely designed site.
|Cobb County, Georgia|
superb calendaring system with extensive search
capabilities and statistics, plus a fully searchable
civil and criminal database are some of the
characteristics that add this court to the list. Others
include a searchable fines and restitution database, an
attorney search and a very nice user interface.
|Franklin County Municipal
access to the court case management system, online
traffic offense payment and a clean and simple user
interface all give this site the nod for inclusion on
our Top Ten list.
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