Court Records to be Computer Accessible
The Lake County Board has approved a new E-filing system that will allow residents to access court records via the Internet.
The public will soon be able to remotely access basic Lake County court information free of charge from a computer, providing them with greater ease of use and efficiency.
Circuit Court Clerk Keith S. Brin recently made a presentation to the Lake County Board on the new E-filing program, which includes public access and electronic filing. The county board approved about $1 million for the project, which is funded with court fees.
The new system creates a seamless, efficient, user-friendly connection between the courts and those utilizing the courts. Users can access information from their computers, day or night, from a location that is most convenient and efficient for them.
This public access will be available within the next 30 to 60 days, while the next phase of E-filing that allows individuals to actually file a civil case electronically will be available later this year.
These enhancements were recommended by the Executive Justice Council, which is made up of Lake County's justice partners including the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, Circuit Court Clerk, State's Attorney, Public Defender, heriff and the Lake County Board.