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Clerk Dinolfo, Justices Fisher and Rosenbaum to Chair Local E-Filing Committee

Wed, Jun 30 2010

Rochester - Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo and Supreme Court Justices Kenneth Fisher and Matthew Rosenbaum have been appointed by Supreme Court Justice Thomas VanStrydonck to chair the E-Filing Implementation Committee for Monroe County. The committee is charged with overseeing the development of an internet-based submission and retrieval system for civil court records. Monroe County was authorized to accept electronic filing of civil court records under recent legislation passed by the State Legislature and expected to be signed by Governor Paterson.

“I am grateful to Justices Fisher and Rosenbaum and County Clerk Dinolfo for agreeing to spearhead our efforts to introduce e-filing to this county. I am certain that the committee selected to advise us on this project will bring our County’s filings into the electronic age in a way that is efficient and user friendly. Monroe County will continue to be a leader in the statewide effort, building on the systems already in place at the County Clerk’s office. Our goal is to create a system that is transparent and readily available to lawyers, litigants and others,” VanStrydonck said as he announced the formation of this committee.

“I’m pleased to work with Justices VanStrydonck, Rosenbaum and Fisher along with our fellow committee members to make electronic filing of civil court records a reality in Monroe County. We have already made great progress with our partners in the legal community and our technology vendors,” said Dinolfo. “Now, the committee will further our efforts as we approach an implementation date.”

In addition to Dinolfo, Fisher and Rosenbaum as chairs of the committee, Justice VanStrydonck appointed the following committee members:

Mark Annunziata, Deputy Chief Clerk, Monroe County Surrogate’s Court
Lisa Cohan, Supreme Court Assistant
Dennis Gruttadaro, Esq., Partner, Brown and Tarantino, LLC
Justin Roj, Deputy Monroe County Clerk
Heidi Schult Gregory, Esq., Partner, Harris Beach, LLP
Jacqueline Thomas, Esq., Partner, Lacy Katzen, LLP

Currently, e-filing of court records is scheduled to begin with commercial and medical malpractice cases later this year. The committee will work to identify partners to participate in a limited beta of the program to finalize the technology and business processes for electronic filing. Upon the completion of the successful beta, the committee will recommend an implementation date for the full program to Justice VanStrydonck.