Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Delaware Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee has opined that it would not violate judicial ethics for for Administrative Office of the Courts ("AOC") "to take advantage of an opportunity that would allow for access to LexisNexus electronic legal service for Delaware judges by sharing use with the Department of Justice.
The opinion notes that budget issues had required to Delaware courts "to focus their resources on one electronic research service provider." AOC would be made a joint party to the contract with the DOJ. (Mike Frisch)