Friday, February 5, 2016

e-Courts 2016 Call for Proposals


e-Courts 2016 will be held December 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. If you know e-Courts, you know our tradition of bringing new perspectives to "techy" tools for the court profession. This year we are reaching out to the court community for session ideas that will energize teams of administrators, technologists and judges who attend our education program.

Interested in sharing new ideas, new technology, new challenges, and new successes? We want to hear from you! The e-Courts format is one plenary room for 2 ½ days of education. There are a total of ten sessions up for grabs. Your session should be able to reach a huge, diverse audience and focus on a topic that affects the entire court community.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Judges Leverage Full-Text Searching


We are happy to share a guest post from Ms. Jenny Bunch of Mentis Technologies on how judges are finding the benefits of full-text search in their aiSmartBench (E-Bench) system.


Monday, February 1, 2016

This and That in Court Tech – February, 2016


Time again for another installment of “This and That”.  We have news about Legal Services Corporation grants, Baton Rouge Louisiana Family Court self-help website, US Federal Court law library changes, an article from Harvard Business Review, Microsoft releasing to open source artificial intelligence framework software, widely varying software licensing costs for police in the UK, and the CTB listed as one of the 50 must read blogs by State Tech Magazine.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Status of State Court E-Filing – January, 2016



Last week I was asked about the status of E-filing in the state courts. Below is the compilation of information and project website links for the states and territories that I could find in January, 2016.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wanted: Competitors for Inaugural CourtHack


NCSC is sponsoring the first-ever CourtHack—a 30-hour hackathon—designed to develop new and innovative solutions to improve our nation’s court systems. CourtHack takes place March 4-5, 2016 at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Monday, January 11, 2016

This and That in Court Technology - January, 2016

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via Wikimedia Commons

In this month's news we have items from Australia, Indiana, Minnesota, the US Government Accountability Office, the FiveThirtyEight.com statistical analysis website, China, and the Consumer Electronics Show.







Friday, January 8, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

FileTime Lowers Barriers for E-filing in Texas



A good friend of ours, Tom Schoolcraft from FileTime wrote the following article for our CTB readers about their Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP) system in Texas.  As an aside, I have long supported the EFSP concept as they can provide capabilities that are not part of “normal” filing such as document conversion services.  See below for more…



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

UK Courts Work to Modernize IT and Services


Thanks to Claudia Johnson, we received news of an important speech by Ms. Natalie Ceeney, Chief Executive of HM Courts and Tribunal Services on modernizing courts and tribunals from the Criminal Justice Management conference.