Pella Chronicle

Local News

January 30, 2014

Electronic court filing may bring problems

(Continued)

Knoxville —

E-mails received will include notification that a document has been filed, signed by a judge and processed by the clerks' system. Currently, his office files a Trial Information, which the judge signs and is then handed to the clerk. Under EDMS, the file will have to be uploaded to the system, a judge will electronically sign the document and the file will go back to the clerk who will docket the document.

The lack of personal interaction with the clerks in Marion County is something Bull said he would also miss. He has only high praise for the clerks as people and the quality of their work. Bull was adamant that the public understand the change is not their fault and hopes the public will not blame the clerks. 

"It's sad to think the interaction with the clerk's office, who are exceptionally nice people and a benefit of working in Marion County, is going to go away," Bull said. 

All of the electronic filing may have an impact on Marion County's information technology system. He is concerned that the County may have to invest in redundancy programs. Under EDMS, the County's e-mail system can never be down. Power outages could be "catastrophic," Bull added. 

"I'm trying to be very optimistic and go in with an open mind," Bull said. "I hope when we are fully transitioned, I'm able to say, 'This was a great idea.'" He went on to say he hopes that EDMS will improve efficiency and allow for a better court system in Iowa, but, "The early returns don't look that positive." 

 

Text Only
Local News
Features
Facebook
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries