Wednesday, April 7, 2021

New AI Enhanced Scanning Tech Speeds Security


Earlier this month I was reading the opening day story about my Chicago Cubs baseball club and stumbled on the news that they have installed new AI-enhanced person scanning devices (pictured).  The big benefit of this new technology is that one does not have to remove keys, mobile phone, or have your bag separately scanned.  Great, right?

Details below...

Friday, April 2, 2021

Three Court Tech Events of Note


My inbox received notices about three upcoming events that could be of interest to the court technology community.  They are by Microsoft partner, Pythagoras in the UK; the Online Courtroom Project; and the latest in the World Justice Challenge 2021 competition.  Additional details are listed below.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A List Web Conferencing Transcription Systems


Microsoft announced an AI-powered live transcription service (AI we can use BTW) in Microsoft Teams, answering Zoom’s new feature.  That got me thinking that they are not alone, as we share below...




Wednesday, March 17, 2021

National Institute of Justice AI Articles Series


Via press release, March 16, 2021.

NIJ has released a four-part series on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Criminal Justice System.

Through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, NIJ has made available the following final technical reports (these reports are the result of NIJ-funded projects but were not published by the U.S. Department of Justice).

The third article in the series specifically discusses AI in the criminal courts.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Courts on the Go


Legal technology writer Molly McDonough posted an article about the Utah Outreach Court ( That court takes a courtroom to the litigants, in some instances to the homeless person's campsite, using a repurposed mobile command center vehicle and tents.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Smoke Tests Protect Courtroom Air From COVID-19

Published by press release on March 4, 2021, in US Courts News

"Even as vaccines begin to protect the public from the coronavirus (COVID-19), one of the Judiciary’s biggest priorities is ensuring that the air inside courtrooms and hallways remains safe as courts schedule more in-person legal proceedings.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A Court Public Data Access Proposal – Yes, but…


My friend Bob Ambrogi asked for comment during last Friday’s Legaltech Week Journalists’ Roundtable (an excellent discussion every week about our court customers). The discussion turned briefly to Jason Tashea's proposal via the initiative titled “Digitizing State Courts, Expanding Access to Justice”.  The following is my partial reply to the question asked.

I applaud Mr. Tashea for thinking about the problem. But I think there is a lot more to consider and there are additional options?  I explain…

Thursday, February 18, 2021

This and That in Court Technology - February 2021



Winter 2021

There is a massive amount of court technology news this month.  We learned about, US Federal Courts response to the Covid-19 pandemic, conference news from the Innovating Justice 2021 and Legalweek 2021 events, California’s CourtStack initiative, Mark Beer’s upcoming talk on AI support for judicial decision making, Seattle and King County’s impact and response to the pandemic caseload, the NACM video podcast on Teleworking, and proposed USA federal government rules on digital format archiving.


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Zoom Web Conference Filter Opportunity?


Most of our readers have seen the Zoom filer mishap online video known as “I’m not a cat”.  The story even made the news in Germany and late-night TV shows.  First, I want to congratulate the Judge for handling the problem, but I have a different view of how we can learn from this?