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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It's A Problem For State Courts Too

Howard Bashman runs down the (non)status of electronic filing in the federal appellate courts:

For ECF systems to serve as a perfect substitute for the appendix on appeal, federal appellate courts will, of course, need electronic access to trial court transcripts and exhibits used at trial. If those items were available electronically to those courts, the appendix on appeal could be eliminated altogether, and the parties on appeal could cite directly to the materials in the trial court's original ECF record. [...]

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