Court Internet site more than e-forms
- By Daniel Keegan
- Apr 05, 2000
The Delaware Superior Court has launched a new World Wide Web site with
comprehensive information about the court and how it operates.
The public can access information on the court's history, its members, the
jury system, its groundbreaking e-litigation system where documents can
be electronically filed, and more.
The court decided that a Web site would best serve the public and each judge
had input into what was posted online, Superior Court President Judge Henry
Ridgely said. By using the Internet, the court is better able to communicate
with the public, he said.
"I think a lot of people would not realize that the information is available
without the Web site being there," he said. "I think this is representing
a sea change on how courts will do business and interact with the public."
In the future, Ridgely said, he hopes the site will be "the daily source
for what is being scheduled and what matters are proceeding." The jury segment
will be updated so that prospective jurors can communicate with the judges
and court system.
He also said he hopes to set up a feedback system in which citizens who
use the system can say how the court can improve its services.
Webmaster Margaret Derrickson, who created the site and is in charge of
updating it, said the goal is to keep the public constantly informed. "Our
site is really to serve the community," she said.
The site can be reached at courts.state.de.us/superior/.