NJ Official Defends E-Courts Funding Amid Fee Questions

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Testifying Tuesday before New Jersey lawmakers, a state courts administrator stressed the importance of funding a digital “e-Court” information system that would boost electronic filing and public access, but fee increases underlying a proposed $17 million set-aside have sparked criticism.

The proposed judiciary budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes a $17 million increase for that purpose. That money would come from pending legislation allowing the judiciary to increase filing fees to help pay for the system and fund other programs — an arrangement that the...
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