NY Courts Putting Case Files Online

The New York State Unified Court System is beginning pilot projects to make court records available via the Internet.  The following excerpt is from a July 6, 2006 press release.

In Manhattan, the public will have free remote access to a “virtual” file of civil cases in Supreme Court, including pleadings, preliminary conference and other case-management orders, requests for judicial intervention, notes of issue, orders to show cause and notices of motion. (Due to volume, affidavits, exhibits and other supporting motion papers will not be scanned.) In addition to the online “virtual” case file, access will be provided simultaneously to case activity information, such as a record of all court appearances and the date of filing of all papers with the County Clerk. Procedures will be implemented to ensure the protection of sensitive or confidential information. The pilot will begin in September, allowing for prior notification and consultation with the bar.