June 17, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The way court cases can be searched online has been improved by the Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs.
A new website will make it easier and quicker to search through case information. It will give access to many more cases and case types, such as small claims and ongoing civil cases.
"We are pleased to provide this enhanced service for people who are doing research for court documents," said Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister Bernard LeBlanc. "We will continue to work to make sure that we implement the latest technologies to provide the best service possible for the public."
The website's archives go back to 2000, but as it is further developed, records from previous years will be entered. New cases are available within seconds of being added to the system.
While the new system provides basic information on more cases and case types, to see details of a case, one must still visit the relevant courthouse. Family cases and criminal cases are not available through the website, but judgments for civil cases, small claims and probate records can all be accessed.
The new webpage is available on the Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs homepage under Case Index.
MEDIA CONTACT: Marc Belliveau, communications, Department of Justice and Consumer Affiars, 506-453-4138.