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Ohio Supreme Court Asks Lawyers to Pitch Its Web Site

Courts don't often encourage advertising by the legal profession. But the Supreme Court of Ohio may be an exception. As this article reports, the Ohio Supreme Court justices are urging members of the bar to actively promote the court's Web site to the public.

Based on the account in the article, the Ohio Supreme Court is a poster child for public outreach and an open judicial system. The site includes streaming video of oral arguments, with all oral argument sessions since March 2004 archived and viewable. Copies of past decisions along with documents from current cases can also be viewed on the Web site.

But the public can't enjoy the benefits of the Court's Web site unless they know how to use it, so the Justices are encouraging lawyers to show their clients how to access the site and learn more about the court process.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on April 23, 2009 at 02:39 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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