The Brief - June 2018

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Vol. 14, No. 6                                                                                June 2018

eFiling to expand to juvenile delinquency cases

On June 11, attorneys and self-represented parties involved in juvenile delinquency cases will be able to electronically file case documents after the case has been initiated with the Clerk’s office. Juvenile eFiling will be through the Clerk’s eFiling Online website and in this first phase will be for delinquency cases only. Attorneys and individuals who already have an eFiling Online account will use their existing username and password. For those new to the system, review the eFiling Guidelines online at before selecting the link under “Maricopa County eFiling Online” to start eFiling. The eFiling Guidelines are updated online and include directives for what can and cannot be electronically filed. From the eFiling Online website, view the training manuals for step-by-step instructions on registering and filing with the Clerk’s system.

Left-to-right: Doris Anthony, Clerk of the Court Chris DeRose, Chief Deputy Chris Kelly, Oni Boston.

Clerk’s office recognized for victim restitution efforts

Pictured left-to-right: Victim Locate Coordinator Doris Anthony, Clerk of the Superior Court Chris DeRose, Chief Deputy Chris Kelly, Criminal Financial Obligations Manager Oni Boston.

The Clerk’s office received the prestigious 2018 Distinguished Service Award for Innovation from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. The Clerk’s office maintains an internal victim locate program to find victims who are owed restitution and who have fallen out of contact with the court. The Clerk’s website formerly maintained an online search feature that was intended for victims to check for money owed to them and to contact the Clerk’s office. Unfortunately, for-profit businesses and individuals used the site to locate funds and charge victims a finding fee for what would otherwise be a free service of putting the victim in contact with the Clerk’s office. Since bringing the locate program in-house, the Clerk’s office has been more effective locating victims than the website was alone, and the office has been more effective getting victims the money they are owed – without unnecessary third-party fees. From 2015 through today, the program has generated more than 1.2 million dollars of restitution checks cashed by victims or their estates.