THIS IS BIG NEWS.
So big, that we're just soooo excited. Or....hmmm...how can we put this?
We're all atwitter at this exciting news. ( Steady now)
The 11th Judicial Circuit....our lovable Judiciary.... IS ON TWITTER!!!!!
Yes, if you just can't get enough of your favourite robed reader in court, now you can follow their musings on Twitter.
We know you can't wait, so click here, and sign up for the 11th Judicial Circuit Twitters!!!
AND EVEN MORE GREAT NEWS.....
We we're just overjoyed to learn that the Clerk's Office has a new and improved website.
We have just a couple of small problems:
Under "Top Searches" is listed "Criminal and Civil Infractions".
The plain english of the website (top searches) and the link (criminal and civil infractions) is such that an unsophisticated user would be led to believe that looking for criminal infractions or civil infractions was a top search on the site.
Instead, the link actually takes you to the part that criminal practitioners use most- search for FELONY cases (not infractions).
This needs to be cleaned up. A simpler interface might say "Search Criminal Felony Cases" for example.
In fact, when you click on the link that says "Criminal" under "Courts and Records" there is no interface to run a case number. Most family members of clients will probably be diverted away from where they want to go (running a case number to see the next date) and directed to the "Criminal" link which gives some basic information like how to get your case expunged and your bond back. And that's putting the cart before the horse if you ask us.
All in all, we give Clerk Harvey Ruvin and his merry band of bureaucrats a strong "gentleman's C" for his new and improved website. Better....but still a long way to go.
If current trends hold and Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas wins the Democratic Primary and upsets the challenger everyone was predicting would win- Lt. Governor Bill Halter, will the headlines read "Lincoln removes Halter" ???
See You In Court, all Atwitter over the exciting news.