From: Bryant, Leah
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 3:55 PM
Subject: Searchable Civil Calendars Progress

Tom,

Please share this email with members of the N.C. Bar Association.

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I would like to give you a progress update on the NCAOC’s Searchable Civil Calendars project, which provides the ability for attorneys to query for upcoming civil court dates statewide by using their attorney bar number. As you may recall, my last email announced the pilot of searchable civil calendars on the nccourts.org website beginning October 2012.

 

Please keep in mind that this is an optional new feature being made available statewide to clerks and judges, each of whom will decide whether using it is in the best interest of their office. As part of the implementation, clerk’s and judge’s staffs in each county will learn a new method to post calendars from VCAP and from CaseWise. Much of the effort during the pilot was to fine-tune the new method of posting calendars.

 

The following counties participated in the pilot and are now posting select calendars on the system:

Ashe County Clerk’s Office

Cabarrus County Clerk’s Office

Caswell County Clerk’s Office and Judge’s Office

Davidson County Clerk’s Office

Franklin County Judge’s Office

Granville County Judge’s Office

Haywood County Clerk’s Office

Mecklenburg County Judge’s Office

Rowan County Judge’s Office

Vance County Judge’s Office

Wake County Judge’s Office

Warren County Judge’s Office

 

On December 17, we announced the availability of the new calendar feature to all counties and provided them with information on how to get started. We expect many more counties will begin participating in the near future.

 

To search civil calendars by attorney bar number, follow these steps:

1.       On nccourts.org, from Favorites on the right side of the screen, select Court Calendars.

2.       On the left side of the screen, select Court Calendars.

3.       On the left side of the screen, select Civil Calendar Attorney Query by Bar Number.

 

If your civil calendar date does not appear when you search by your bar number, do the following:

1.       The calendar in question may not be eligible for the search feature. To confirm that the calendar in question was intended to be posted as a searchable calendar, on the Civil Calendar Attorney Query by Bar Number results webpage, use “Select county to view information about which calendars are posted.”

2.       Your bar number may be recorded incorrectly in the court’s VCAP or CaseWise system. Do the following to obtain help:

  1. On the Civil Calendar Attorney Query by Bar Number results webpage, use “Select county to view information about which calendars are posted.”
  2. Determine which office is responsible for posting the calendar in question.
  3. Contact the office responsible for posting the calendar in question to report the problem.

 

 

Our goal is to provide automation to support the courts and make information easily available to the public. It is my hope that attorneys will find the new searchable civil calendars feature to be beneficial. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

 

 

 

Leah Bryant
Administrator for Applications Development

Technology Services Division
North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
919 890-2027 T
919 740-5381 M
919 890-1912 F


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