What if I disagree with a decision of the PRO?

If you are notified that the record you requested cannot be disclosed or that the record you received has been redacted and you disagree with the decision, you may seek review of the decision.  GR 31.1(d).  There are two separate review processes to follow, internal and the external review.

  1. Internal review within court or agency.  Each court and judicial branch agency has a method for review by the judicial branch agency’s director, presiding judge, or judge designated by the presiding judge.  The form to request an internal review are located at Request for Internal Review and must be submitted within 90 days of the Superior Court PRO decision.  The review proceeding is informal and summary.  In most situations, the review proceeding shall be held within five working days of the request.
  2. External review.  A record requester who disagrees with the court or judicial branch agency’s decision may obtain further review by asking for an external review of the internal decision made by the court or judicial branch agency. Request for such review must be made within 30 days of the internal review decision of the court or judicial branch agency decision. The form to request an external review are located at Request for External Review.  The requester may choose between the two alternative external reviews.
Judicial Administrative Records Page

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1. Does the public records act apply to the judicial branch?
2. What is the purpose of General Rule (GR) 31.1?
3. What judicial administrative records are available to the public?
4. Why are some records not available to the public?
5. If a record is available to the public, why may portions of the record be blocked out (redacted)?
6. How long are administrative public records kept?
7. How do I request a record?
8. What is the process for responding to the request?
9. What if I disagree with a decision of the PRO?
10. Can I view public administrative records in-person?
11. How can I get paper copies of records?
12. What is the cost for obtaining or viewing administrative records?
13. What happens if I do not pay for the records I receive?
14. Does the public records officer keep track of requests administrative public records?
15. Is the court or judicial branch agency responsible for what happens when other people use information they received from an administrative public record?