Friday, September 10, 2021

Court Tech News and Notes for September 2021


September means “back to school” days.  Learning for my court tech friends includes CourtStack CMS training, the upcoming LegalXML Electronic Court Filing (ECF) face to face meeting at CTC 2021, planning for new Microsoft Teams capabilities, and Ontario’s new legal innovation regulatory sandbox project.


Thursday, September 2, 2021

Register for CTC2021 Livestream Access Today


Registration for livestream access is ready. If you’re planning to attend CTC 2021 online, now’s the time to sign up. Here’s how it works.

We recognize that not everyone is able to travel to Columbus, so we’re excited to share that registration for livestream access is ready. If you’re planning to attend CTC 2021 online, now’s the time to sign up. 

Here’s how it works.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Texas Awards Statewide CMS Contracts


Presidio County Courthouse


Via press release, August 31, 2021 – The Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA) announced today that it has selected three vendors to support Texas’ new statewide Uniform Case Management System (UCMS). The system is an opt-in court case management system aimed at supporting Texas counties with a population less than 20,000 which equates to over half of the state’s 254 Counties.


Thursday, August 19, 2021

New Legal Document Tools Announced

Documents are the summer wheat that we make our court case bread (final product) from.  We have two interesting announcements to share in this week’s post from The Effectiveness Project and LegalXML LegalRuleML.


Thursday, August 12, 2021

CTC-2021 Complete Conference Schedule Updated


Conference staff has been hard at work working out the details of CTC 2021. Those details include getting the schedule organized. Today, we’re pleased to announce the conference schedule has been updated with session and track information.

Click here to see the new schedule.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

This and That in Court Technology, August 2021


In this month’s collection of notes we have news about an online forms creation website, punishment for abuse of social media by posting a judge's personal information, ideas for "engineering gatherings", New Mexico finishing their statewide E-filing implementation project, the new NCSC's Courthouse Retrospective report, CCJ/COSCA support for remote and virtual hearings, and a cool new data tool.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021

West Virginia Issues RFP for CMS/EDMS/E-Filing


The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to acquire an electronic court case management solution comprised of case management, document management, and e-file management systems for the new Intermediate Court of Appeals created in 2021 by the West Virginia Legislature.  

The initial focus of the project will be on the new court with the possibility of future expansion to other levels of the West Virginia Judiciary. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2021. Please click on the link provided below to access the West Virginia Judiciary Request for Proposals Webpage.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Text Analytics, Court Stats, and Privacy


A couple of weeks ago I shared some of “my problems with pending case statistics”.  Before that, I posted another note regarding an alternative for analyzing criminal justice data.  I generally try not to complain about things without having a solution in mind.  In this article, I will share the idea of using text analytics to work with a court’s largest data source, case documents, and reports.

Monday, July 12, 2021

CTC2021 Keynote Speaker - Peter Warren Singer Announced


We’re happy to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Peter Warren Singer. Named one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators by Smithsonian Magazine, Singer is a notable influencer, global thinker, and “mad scientist” by organizations including Defense News, Foreign Policy, and the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command.

A strategist and senior fellow at the think tank New America, Singer is an award-winning author of novels and non-fiction books about military privatization, robotics, the weaponization of social media, and cyberwar and cybersecurity.