December 14, 2015

In June 2015, the Trial Court Public Access to Court Records Committee held a public hearing on whether trial court divisions should put court records online for access by the general public outside the courthouse. At present, no criminal records and no Probate and Family Court records (except administration of estate cases) are available online to the general public. Online court record access would be convenient to people who have Internet access, but many lawyers have concerns about the negative effects of such access. Read more