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Medina Judge Puts Court Hearings and great services on the WWW
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/27/2004 - 18:30.
This just came through the RSS feed from Channel 5 - and is covered more thoroughly on the Medina Gazette site - Medina Judge Kimbler is using the Internet in unique ways, in his courtroom - allowing attorneys and the public to sign up and "Join Judge Kimbler's Court and receive e-mail updates on jury trials, decisions,
From Medina Gazette:
Judge Kimbler is
<>By DENISE SULLIVAN - Staff Writer
MEDINA â€” Proceedings that occur in Common Pleas
Kimbler is providing recordings from inside his courtroom to anyone who logs onto the common pleas Web site, http://www.medinacommonpleas.com/
"People have a natural curiosity about what goes on
Kimbler has been keeping the public informed for
attorneys up to date on changes in procedures and
In 1999, Kimbler, along with Common Pleas Judge
Kimbler has attempted to do a webcast in the past,
"That got to be too much to keep up with," he said. "Plus my daughter was not always available."
New technology has al-lowed Kimbler to come up with
"I'd like the turnaround time to be within a week,"
Each video is kept on the Web about two weeks, then the oldest postings are replaced with the newest.
Besides keeping the public informed, Kimbler said the site is a great learning tool, especially for law students.
"They can see how the things they're learning are
So far, public interest in the Web site has been strong, drawing between 10,000 and 12,000 visitors a month, Kimbler said.
"America prides itself on being a nation of laws,"
Sullivan may be reached at 330-721-4046 or dsullivan [at] ohio [dot] net.
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