Friday, June 1, 2007

XML for the New York State Unified Court System?

Here are some examples of court systems and related sites utilizing XML/RSS technology to make information concerning the court system more accessible to attorneys and the public. The NYS Justice Courts seem to be off to a good start and heading in the right direction.

Utah State Courts

West Virginia Supreme Court

The Philadelphia Courts

Maryland Judiciary

St. Louis Circuit Court

New Mexico District Court



XML and related technology should speed up the transmission of information in the NYS Courts just as it has in other disciplines.

It would also position the courts for greater participation in Web 2.0 and emerging Web 3.0 technologies and allow for greater interaction between all parties in all aspects of court administration.

These are the only New York State RSS/XML feeds I've been able to locate so far for all agencies including what it says is the Unified Court System but actually appears to be the Justice Court feed. Please let me know if you locate any other feeds. Also NYSTAR has a feed.

All of this, of course, needs to be standardized in a simple, flexible manner and spread to all state agencies, authorities etc. and to all political subdivisions of New York State.

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