The Indiana Judicial System website was selected as the number one court website in the nation at the ninth biennial Court Technology Conference in Seattle, Washington, Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard announced today.
The award was announced this Thursday at the conclusion of the conference, a gathering of thousands of people who are interested in advancing court technology. The event is hosted by the National Center for State Courts, which is based in Williamsburg, Va.
The Florida Supreme Court site placed third and the website for the Superior Court of Sacramento, Calif., came in second.
Indiana’s website, which is located at www.IN.gov/judiciary, is operated by the staff of the Supreme Court’s Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC). The website contains a wealth of information for the public, attorneys and judges. It includes common legal forms, court opinions, answers to frequently asked questions about the law, virtual tours of several courthouses, webcasts of appellate court arguments and other legal history events.
“We are very proud of the leadership provided by our State Court Administrator Lilia Judson and her staff at JTAC, especially Mary DePrez and our webmaster, Lindsey Borschel, who leads our website development effort. They have produced a website that is innovative, dynamic, and user friendly,” said Chief Justice Shepard.
This is the second prestigious award that the Indiana Judicial System website has received recently. In August, the Indiana Courts Website was ranked third in the world by Justice Served, a California-based court consulting firm that has been reviewing court websites and producing a top ten list for the past seven years. The Indiana Courts site was commended for including content geared toward specific audiences, the online child support calculator, posting appellate opinions, and streaming video.