Court Technology Bulletin

Friday, October 24, 2014

More This and That in Court Technology for October, 2014

This has been an especially busy month in Court Tech.  We share what we learned in this second edition for October, 2014.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cloud Based Adobe Connect Integration with EchoSign

Courts looking for a combined video and electronic signature solution for warrants and similar communications can now look to Adobe for a possible solution.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Some Thoughts on Electronic Document Navigation

Many times I hear that electronic documents are too hard to work with.  In this article we explore some ideas to help address this perceived and real problem.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Credit Card Payment Tech - Change is coming in 2015

Three new ways of paying by credit card are coming (well, two for our international court friends).  So courts should begin planning for this conversion in 2015.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Handwritten Signatures - Now a “Punch Line” – Part 3

A new example of a fake court document highlights the failure of current "visual" document validation methods.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Court Case Management Systems Part 15: Financials – Public Requirements

Part 15:  Yes, courts have to deal with money.  And the form of money has changed in recent years (and change too, of course).  We will discuss the implications for CCMS in this edition as well as something we missed in Part 14 of our series, surcharges.

Friday, August 22, 2014

e-Courts 2014 Education Program Agenda Posted

I just signed up for the upcoming e-Courts 2014 Conference, have you?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Data Conversion = Pain

For a number of years I have tried to advise courts not to convert data from their legacy systems into their new ones.  Here are my reasons why.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A2J Author Version 5.0 Released

The NCSC is very proud to share the following announcement of the important Access 2 Justice Author toolset that was first published on the CALI website

"The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and the Center for Access to Justice and Technology at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (CAJT) will be rolled out the new version of A2J Author® for the legal aid community on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12 noon CST."

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Indiana Courts Seek Electronic Filing Manager Proposals

The Indiana Supreme Court Division of State Court Administration is releasing a Public Notice of Contracting Opportunity (PNCO) seeking proposals for an Electronic Filing Manager (EFM) and a basic Electronic Filing Service Provider (EFSP) for Indiana’s trial and appellate courts.  The PNCO is available at

Division contact information is available within the PNCO document.  Responses to the PNCO are due September 15, 2014.

And BTW, nice website at  Congratulations.

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 an 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 Part 14 – 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.

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