Court Technology Bulletin

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Court Repurposes Old iPhones for Inventory Control

We heard from our good friend Ms. Winnie Webber of the Lake County, Illinois courts about their innovative use of obsolete iPhones.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Brief Note about Case Numbers

The format and requirements for court case numbers is different in automated systems.  I will explain.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

CITOC Innovation Award Seminar

The Court Information Technology Officer Consortium (CITOC) Education Sub-Committee is pleased to host its first webinar for CITOC members in 2014.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Big Data for Courts – Identification (ID) Verification

This is the first of what we think will be many articles on how courts will use or be impacted by the concept of “Big Data”.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Registration Open for e-Courts 2014

Register to win a free suite at Red Rock Resort

Registration is now open and planning is underway for e-Courts 2014, December 8-10 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Attending e-Courts is no gamble—register and you’re sure to gain valuable information to improve your court’s operations. But, for those of you who feel lucky, NCSC is entering everyone who registers by April 15 into a drawing for a chance to win a free suite at the Red Rock Resort for the duration of e-Courts. The strength and relevance of e-Courts’ education program and its unsurpassed exhibit show are what draws attendees to e-Courts. That hasn’t changed. But e-Courts 2014 will have a new look and a refreshed conference format—including a dynamic keynote speaker, more opportunities to network, and more time to spend with exhibitors.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Court Decisions, “Link Rot”, and

As defined in Wikipedia, “Link rot” is an informal term for the process by which hyperlinks (either on individual websites or the Internet in general) point to web pages, servers or other resources that have become permanently unavailable.  This has become a serious problem in legal opinions and decisions.  A consortium of law libraries is taking action by creating

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Court Case Management Systems Part 13 - Public Access Capability and Interface Options

Court Case Management Systems record a lot of case information for a variety of reasons. Depending on where you are, who you are, and what you are doing with the data will determine your access… maybe?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PacerPro Reviewed

The US Federal Court’s 25 year old PACER system has received an update that is called PacerPro.  Robert Ambrogi in his "Ambrogi on Tech blog" at the American Bar Association's ABAJournal describes how the system works and the benefits in his post: Service offers a better way to search federal court records than PACER.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PDF Archival Format Guidance Issued

The USA National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has released a bulletin on January 31, 2014 detailing guidance on the use of PDF for electronic archival records.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Watch Out for the Cryptolocker Trojan

A small law firm in North Carolina was recently locked out of their electronic files.

Friday, February 7, 2014

This and That in Court Tech – February, 2014

Time for another edition of “This and That”.  In this post we note conference and training news, an important open source software release, and a computer maintenance program to keep you and your machine working.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Court Case Management Systems Part 12: System Security

One of the primary functions of court case management systems, both manual and automated, is providing information validation and security mechanisms for court operations.  Automated CCMS can do this better and faster.  We will discuss how in this edition of our CCMS series.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

CES 2014 – Sony to the Rescue

I saw only one concept worth mentioning from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada this week that is applicable to court technology.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

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