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City of Findlay Ohio - New Technology for Findlay Municipal Court 23 June 2022 ( news )
City of Findlay , state Ohio ( By Press Release office)
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FINDLAY , OHIO ( June 23 , 2022 ) - - The Supreme Court of Ohio today announced the
Findlay Municipal Court
will receive a technology grant in the amount of $19 , 650 . 00 from the Supreme Court of Ohio .
“Technology , with all its fast - developing capabilities , can never replace the fair and impartial minds the legal system , ” said Chief Justice O’Connor . “But it can provide the capacity to improve the operation of the courts , thereby improving service to the public . ”
Reducing paperwork and data entry removes barriers and makes it easier for Ohioans to interact with the justice system . Technology funding to local courts across the state has been a priority of Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor since 2015 . A total of $35 million in technology grants has been provided to local courts .
Findlay Municipal Court
will use the grant money it receives this year to implement an E - Filing System through the court’s Case Management Software . The court’s E - Filing system will be a portal on the
. This will eliminate the need for parties to mail documents or report in - person to the Court , thus eliminating the transportation barriers for many court users .
“This project will improve accessibility , accuracy and efficiency of the judicial process for all court users , ” said Judge Stephanie Bishop . “We greatly appreciate the Supreme Court of Ohio for awarding the court this technology grant it will go a long way in assisting the community with access to justice . ”
The Ohio courts’ increased use of technology ensured consistent and effective operation of the judicial system during the COVID - 19 pandemic . Once the benefit of technology was demonstrated , it is here to stay in the justice system . Courts across the state have used the funds for electronic dockets , text and email reminders of upcoming court dates , remote access courtroom technology , and more .
In 2022 , technology grants funding totals more than $3 million for projects by 48 courts in 36 counties . The annual grants are available to any court of appeals , common pleas , municipal or county court . Applications open each spring and are reviewed on a competitive basis .
A full list of grant recipients can be found online at:
https://www . supremecourt . ohio . gov/grants/
Findlay Municipal Contact:
Clerk of Courts
419 - 424 - 7805
Supreme Court Contact: Lyn Tolan at
614 - 387 - 9250
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