Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ohio Supreme Court Case Tracking

The Ohio Supreme Court recently announced a new option for tracking in pending Supreme Court cases:
To access the Court's Case Activity Notification Service, simply subscribe to the case tracking system through the Court's Web site (www.supremecourtofohio.gov/rss/subscription) using an e-mail address and creating a password. Searching is simple – by case name, case number or more generally by the year the case was filed.

Once subscribers have identified the case they want to track, they choose whether to be notified of any case activity, such as a new filing, through e-mail or RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary), or both. For more information about RSS feeds, visit www.supremecourtofohio.gov/RSS.

In addition to the new case notification service, digital images of case documents soon will be available on the Court's Web site through case dockets. An icon next to a docket entry will denote that the corresponding digital document is available to view as a PDF file. The clerk's office will scan case documents when they are filed to make them available to the public no later than the end of the next business day. The Court intends ultimately to provide users with the capability to do text searches of all scanned case documents for research purposes.