California's statewide court information website is currently located at www.courtinfo.ca.gov. On April 2, 2011 the site will change over to www.courts.ca.gov. The new site is evidently live now, but I am guessing that curiosity is impacting the new site's performance. It is loading for me, but at a painfully slow rate (as in minutes, not seconds). From what little I can see, it looks nice.
What this means is that all links to the old site location may (will) break, including this blog's links to opinions and other resources. Assuming the new site starts responding correctly, I will begin linking to the new location immediately.
Perhaps this means that we are getting closer to the statewide court management system that caused such intense discussion in the last couple of years. I saw a demonstration of the system last year. If it works as advertised, it should prove to be a very useful resource. Imagine being able to log onto one system and see all of your upcoming appearances in any court in California. One can hope.
Just brilliant. The new opinions page displays slip opinions as some sort of inline frame with no direct link available. If you open the opinion in a separate tab (on tabbed browsers), it links to the old website address. Hopefully this issue gets corrected by April 2, 2011. I guess this means that I will be linking to the old website address until they do something about the location for new slip opinions.