CHIEF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES NEW COURTNET 2.0….AOC WILL BEGIN CHARGING FOR THIS SERVICE.

MARCH 23, 2013

KBA members invited to subscribe to CourtNet 2.0, a new application for accessing court cases
For the first time in a decade, the Administrative Office of the Courts is offering a completely overhauled application to replace the existing CourtNet KBA. CourtNet 2.0 provides real-time, online access to Kentucky civil and criminal cases and is a huge leap from what CourtNet KBA offers now.

When CourtNet KBA rolled out in 2002, attorneys no longer had to make a trip to the courthouse to access pending court cases state¬wide. While remote access was a breakthrough at that time, the information was limited and confined to active cases only. CourtNet 2.0 has none of these limitations. In addition to being intuitive and easy to use, it offers:

• Consolidated, detailed case information
• Active and closed cases
• Citation images
• Visual flags for warrants, summonses and failure to appear
• Search results grouping for quick reference
• Case cart
• Ability to re-execute last 10 searches

To make sure we could meet your needs, we based many of these improvements on feedback from attorneys who tested CourtNet 2.0 during a KBA pilot project. We believe longtime users of CourtNet KBA will benefit from the application’s features and new users will find CourtNet 2.0 to be an indispensable tool. A training manual and videos will help users get off to a fast start. To learn more, take a few minutes to watch the CourtNet 2.0 Overview at http://kycourtnet2.blogspot.com/search/label/Training-Videos. Subscription Fee. While CourtNet KBA has been provided free for the last decade, the AOC will charge a nominal monthly subscrip¬tion fee for access to CourtNet 2.0. The subscription fee will support ongoing product development so that attorneys can continue to benefit from upgrades in court technology.

Subscribers can choose from five payment plans, starting at only $15 a month. Each plan offers a specific number of cases for a monthly fee. Attorneys can subscribe to the plan that best meets their needs, whether it’s the Personal Plan for basic users or the Enterprise Plan for high-volume users. Watch CourtNet 2.0 Service Plans at

http://kycourtnet2.blogspot.com/search/label/Training-Videos for more information. Please note that the existing CourtNet KBA application will no longer be available as of midnight EST 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.

How to Subscribe. To become a user of CourtNet 2.0, attorneys must submit a request to subscribe at https://kcoj.kycourts.net/CourtNet/User/Invitation. The AOC will process subscriptions based on the order in which requests are received. Please keep in mind that CourtNet 2.0 subscriptions are being offered to all 17,000 KBA members and the time it takes to process subscriptions may vary depending on the volume of requests at any given time. KBA members who request an invitation to CourtNet 2.0 by May 31, 2013, can use the application free for 30 days (excluding images). You will be notified by email when your subscription has been activated. You must sign a user agreement and select a plan before using the application. For more information, contact the AOC Service Desk at 800-860-4262 or CourtNetHelp@kycourts.net.

We are proud of CourtNet 2.0 and believe it represents a technological milestone for the practice of law in Kentucky. I hope you will take advantage of its many benefits.

John D. Minton, Jr., Chief Justice of Kentucky
231 Capitol Building, 700 Capitol AvenueFrankfort, Kentucky 40601

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