Oregon Judicial Department aims to create more accessibility to court system
Oregon: Last week the Oregon Judicial department presented a project that aims to increase access to the court system through an upgraded computer system. The old system lacks the user friendliness that the new system is focusing on. 
Judge Nan Waller pointed out the advantage of the new system saying, "Often times people will just wander into my courtroom needing help. They won't know their case number. They have only their name. They don't know who their lawyer is." The new project will enable those people to use an interactive touch screen to find basic information on their case. 
Judge John L. Collins was positive after trying out the new system. "The potential for this is very high, and we're just beginning to experience that. Daunting? In the sense that yeah, it's a change, Change is hard in a lot of ways. But now that we've done it for an entire three-and-a-half days now, yeah, I think it's going well."
Anyone with internet access will be able to access the system to find information about court cases, though not all information will be available to the public. Certain sensitive information will be available to only judges and attorneys.
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