KBA members who want real-time access to civil and criminal case information online can now subscribe to CourtNet 2.0 with the click of a button. The Administrative Office of the Courts has simplified its subscription process since the initial rollout of CourtNet 2.0 in March 2013. During the first weeks of the application’s launch, the AOC asked attorneys to request an invitation to subscribe to allow time to process the influx of early subscribers.
How to Subscribe
Since March, 1,100 attorneys have subscribed to CourtNet 2.0. With the initial rush over, KBA members in good standing can now subscribe on demand – without an invitation. To sign up, visit https://kcoj.kycourts.net/CourtNet and use your KBA username and password. After electronically signing a user agreement and selecting a monthly subscription plan, you can begin using the application immediately.
Payment plans start at only $15 a month and you can subscribe to one of five plans that best meets your needs. For details about payment options and to watch training videos, visit http://kycourtnet2.blogspot.com/2013/03/videos.html.
The existing CourtNet KBA application will no longer be available after close of business on Dec. 31, 2013. Attorneys who have not subscribed to CourtNet 2.0 by Dec. 31 will have access only to the public version of CourtNet.
“Attorneys who have used the existing CourtNet KBA application the last few years will find CourtNet 2.0 to be a much better product,” said Laurie K. Dudgeon, director of the AOC. “CourtNet 2.0 provides a detailed history for active and inactive cases, the ability to execute prior searches and much more. I appreciate the attorneys who were among the first to subscribe to this exciting new application and encourage other KBA members to see what this product can do for them.”
For Help With CourtNet 2.0
If you have login issues, contact Charlene Jones at the KBA at 502-564-3795. If you have questions about how to use the application, questions about your invoice or suggestions about how to enhance the application, contact the AOC Service Desk at 800-860-4262 or CourtNetHelp@kycourts.net.
CourtNet 2.0 is getting high marks from attorneys such as Brenda Popplewell. “Prior to CourtNet 2.0, in order to access closed cases, I would have to travel to the county where the cases were filed in the circuit court clerk’s office,” Popplewell said. “My office is in Somerset and recently I had a large research project focused primarily on closed cases filed in a county about 200 miles from my office. With CourtNet 2.0, I was able to access the closed cases and obtain the information I needed without ever leaving my office. The system runs so smoothly and the AOC staff was very knowledgeable and helpful when I had questions about specific searches. CourtNet 2.0 is a great technological step forward for our state court system.”
Skip Daleure Jr. practices in Louisville and was one of the attorneys who tested CourtNet 2.0 during the pilot phase. “As a criminal practitioner, I have had the privilege of using CourtNet 2.0 for the past 18 months,” Daleure said. “From my office, I can now access the complete history of every case as it appears in the actual courthouse computers, including a listing of all motions made, documents filed and orders entered. The ability to respond to telephone inquiries regarding a particular case instantaneously not only saves time and impresses my clients, but allows me to quickly decide if it is a matter in which I wish to become involved.”
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