Court Technology Bulletin

Monday, July 21, 2014

Three Interesting Things

This week we share some interesting ideas that have come to our attention on Pennsylvania’s new online Dependency Benchbook, an online support calculator, and how to publish Internet Calendars with Microsoft Office Outlook.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This and That in Court Tech – July, 2014

Here is the hot and humid mid-summer news from the world of Court Tech.  We have notes about online and in-person training, courtroom technology bench configurations, New Hampshire chooses and E-filing vendor, CITOC, and an online multilingual dictionary that includes legal terms.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Montgomery County, Texas Justice Automation Program Highlighted

©2014 - Dave Fulp
An interesting article was posted on Government Technology magazine's website (, "Montgomery County Hoping to be Among First in Texas to Go to a 'Paperless' Justice System by Cindy Horswell of McClatchy News Service on July 2, 2014.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Court Case Management Systems: Financials – Case Related Requirements

A "hi-tech" court counter
In the 14th part of our CCMS series we present Part I of our discussion regarding the case related requirements of court case financial tracking.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Texas Issues RFO for Cloud-Based CMS

The Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA) has issued a Request for Offers (RFO) for a statewide cloud-based trial court case management system.  The solicitation is available for download from the OCA's Procurement site (select the link for RFO 212-4-0672).

The OCA will host an Offeror's Conference in Austin on July 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.  The deadline for submission of offers is July 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time.  See the RFO for more details.

Friday, June 27, 2014

US Virgin Island Courts Post Web Design RFP

The Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands is requesting the submission of bids from qualified web developers with expertise in web designing to provide website redesign services to the Court’s current website.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This and That in Court Technology – June, 2014

Time again for our compilation of news and notes from court tech and related subjects.  News about data dashboards, voice information systems, conference news, a court CCMS project contract, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales support for court automation, and the future of handwritten signatures.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Reminder Systems for Courts

Reminding people to appear at court or to make payments has achieved solid results.  We will discuss the studies, some courts with systems, and a USA commercial service provider in this article.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Georgia Receives Springboard Certification from the IJIS Institute

The IJIS Institute announced the accomplishment of the Georgia Administrative Office of the
Courts in obtaining Springboard certification on an information sharing initiative aimed at the transmission of legal documents among court system participants.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Social Media and the Courts Survey - 2014

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Via Press Release - Five years ago, the Conference of Court Public Information Officers (CCPIO) conducted the first national survey on how changes in the media are affecting the courts. Where are the courts now in 2014? This is your chance to help us find out.

Friday, May 23, 2014

This and That in Court Technology – End of May, 2014

See Riverside eFax article below.
News includes a state court E-filing projects status update, a USA Federal Court eVoucher system, UK courts select a new CCMS, eFax filing for indigents in Riverside, California, and Rhode Island court electronic services fees.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Philippines Judge Notes Court Automation Benefits

From the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative we learn about Judge Maria Filomena Singh of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court’s automation efforts.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Document scanning an E-filing barrier? Grab the phone!

I was reading an excellent E-filing report from the New York State Unified Court System today and noticed that several problems identified in the comment section revolved around the cost for organizations to be able to scan documents.  Well, I thought to myself, let’s see if there is an app that can help?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Louisiana Supreme Court Issues RFP for Appellate Case Management System

The Pelican - State Bird of Louisiana
Today, the Supreme Court of Louisiana issued an invitation for proposals for an appellate court case management system.  The RFP is a "solutions-based" procurement that states a problem and the vendors are encouraged to respond without limitation to "creativeness of ingenuity".

The proposer's conference is set for Thursday, May 22, 2014 with the proposals due on Friday, June 20, 2014.

The RFP can be access in PDF format at:

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”.

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