What recent technological developments provide opportunities to improve the state’s indigent defense system in civil and criminal cases?

Cindy Olson Bourland

Justice, Place 2


E-filing has made access to records easier for judges, lawyers, and parties. Our court reviews many appeals wherein the appellant is indigent and has a court-appointed attorney. Because our review of the case cannot begin until we receive the record from the proceedings below, e-transmission of documents means that we can turn to the case more quickly.