Thursday, August 1, 2013

This and That in Court Technology, August 2013 Edition

News and updates from around the court tech world.

CTC Education Program Posted

Have some fun looking at all the educational program opportunities at the upcoming NCSC Court Technology Conference 2013 at:

CITOC Meeting Reminder

Snorri Ogata, CITOC Education Committee Chair, wants “to remind everyone that the annual CITOC business meeting will be in Baltimore, MD – Monday, Sept. 16, the day before CTC 2013 begins ( It will be an all-day meeting.

In addition to the scintillating conversation with your peers and an endless supply of “crispy bacon” we’re mixing things up a little this year. We have invited two outside “industry experts” to address our group.

The CIO Executive Board ( will be sharing with us their research in the area of “The Future of Corporate IT” to provide us with some insights about upcoming changes that will impact how we manage IT.

The Gartner Group ( will also be sharing with us on a topic (still being determined) around changing technologies.

We hope to see you there.

Look for more info to come on the CITOC site (”

National Employment Law Project Reports on Criminal History Background Checks

Some interesting data and views are contained in a new report titled, Wanted: Accurate FBI Background Checks for Employment.  The PDF report can be accessed at:

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Advice from Cisco

Cisco, being essentially ubiquitous in government networking, has provided an excellent technical resource on planning and configuring networks to deal with the BYOD phenomenon that corporations are facing.  Of course in courts we encourage attorneys, law enforcement and others to bring their own systems into our courtrooms so it is very applicable to us.  Click here to access the Cisco Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Smart Solution Design Guide.

Ravel Law Updated

Earlier this year we interviewed Ravel Law co-founder, Daniel Lewis here in the CTB.  We received a note that they have continued to update their capabilities.  An online video of some of the new features is available at:

ImageSoft Awarded California Court of Appeals E-Filing 

Via press release on July 30, 2013:
“The California First District Court of Appeal has chosen TrueFiling™, an electronic filing solution from ImageSoft, Inc., as its e-filing system.  TrueFiling was selected after ImageSoft, of Southfield, Mich., responded to a request for proposal issued in February by the California Administrative Office of the Court (AOC) seeking a modern, efficient, intuitive e-filing portal for attorneys, government filers and self-represented filers with the capability to serve the state’s six Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court.”  
To view the full press release click here.

Arizona Chooses Mentis aiSmartBench

Via press release on July 25, 2013:
The Arizona Supreme Court has selected aiSMARTBENCH as its judicial decision support system. This electronic bench solution is positioned to serve judges across the state in all courts from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Superior Courts, Justices of the Peace and Municipal Courts.  This solution will provide a single judicial interface over several different CMS and DMS systems. 
Dave Byers, Administrator Director of the Courts for the Arizona Supreme Court, says, "This industry-leading, paperless solution will help our judges and support staff to work more efficiently with the digital record.  It will transform our traditional courtroom workflow with efficiencies that exceed the current paper processes and serve the judges as a highly effective decision support system."

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