City Attorney’s Office goes paperless

After a legal service enhancement, all cases from the City Attorney’s Office with an offense date of November 1, 2018, or later are now electronic. All documents are available electronically through a case management system and accessible remotely to prosecutors. The move to paperless is in keeping with the City Council’s One Bloomington strategic priorities for environmental sustainability and high-quality services.

Less paper amounts to volumes of benefits, including enhancing efficiency. 

“We’re not wasting time looking for a physical file,” Assistant Attorney Jennifer Cross said. “We’ve gotten rid of two filing cabinets already.”

Residents and businesses will receive the same high-quality service with no apparent change. But as part of the paperless move, police reports are now available by email at no charge.

The transition to paperless was planned to precede the move of City attorneys to downtown Minneapolis courts.