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Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.

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A message from Glenn A. Grant, acting administrative director of the courts.

Judge Glenn A. Grant

Have you ever felt that there is too much information and too little time to review and analyze it?

Nowhere is that more evident than in our use of the Internet. There are more than 100 million Web sites, and thousands of new ones are added daily.

Therefore, we are faced with the daunting task of creating new opportunities for our organization to use the Web as an informational tool.  One solution is for us to take advantage of innovative tools that allow us to manage this information more effectively. "In our continuing efforts to improve customer service and access to court information, we recently installed an RSS feed on the Judiciary Web site, njcourts.com. You’ll find the link on the homepage, under “Here’s the Latest.”

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a format for delivering and sharing frequently-changing Web content. With the Judiciary’s new RSS feed, frequent users of our Web can get the latest news, notices to the legal community and Supreme Court opinions posted directly to their desktops.

For example, Yahoo! and Google users can add RSS feeds to their "My Yahoo!" or "iGoogle" pages and when they open their computers for the day or go to their homepages, links to the latest Judiciary news will be right there.

The Judiciary’s RSS feed is the latest in several ways we are using technology to inform and educate the public and our staff about the courts and the work we do in a timely and efficient manner.

We launched this publication, the “JT Briefing,” in December as a way to deliver news and information about the Judiciary’s people and programs in a fast, efficient and paperless fashion.

Last fall, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner named several judges, attorneys, corporate executives and state and federal government officials to the newly-created Supreme Court Special Committee on Electronic Filing.

The committee will prepare a comprehensive set of recommendations on how to make e-filing broadly available in New Jersey’s court system. The Judiciary has used a system of electronic filing in the special civil part of the civil division since October 2000.
Next we are exploring innovative ways to make our Web site more dynamic and interactive for users. One project in the works is to implement a text alert notification system that would allow us to send short messages to subscribers’ cell phones or e-mail addresses. We will use this system to notify the public about breaking, court-related news.

I urge you to click on the link and subscribe to our RSS feeds today to stay current on court news.

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