NJ Assembly Panel Pushes E-Court Bill Forward

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Assembly committee Monday continued to advance a measure empowering the state judiciary to increase filing fees to modernize how courts handle documents and other case information, though the panel changed the bill's funding plan to prioritize legal help for the poor.

Earlier versions of A3308 required the first $17 million in increased fees to be credited annually to the so-called “21st Century Justice Improvement Fund” to develop and operate the courts’ digital e-court information system. Remaining monies not to exceed $10.1 million per...
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