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Saturday, October 17, 2009

SHERIFF TO ACCEPT SERVICE OF SUBPOENAS ELECTRONICALLY

In Collier County Florida, the public defenders office is slated, by years end, to begin serving subpoenas on law enforcement officials (sheriffs) electronically. This appears to be a collaborate effort and exact details of the system are unknown. While perhaps inevitable, it’s a sad day indeed when you see folks involved in this project saying things like:

“It’s a great thing. It’s a sign of the times…It’s where we’re all headed.” - Charlie Green, Clerk of the Court

“It lets us be sure the people we are serving have actually been served.” - Elizabeth Snow, IT Director, Public Defender

It should be our profession saying these things but it’s not. We should not be surprised if we see more of this given the lack of strategy, leadership and vision in our profession specific to electronic service.

The full story can be found  here.