Our secret tech poet submits another holiday greeting by updating Good King Wenceslas for our CTB readers.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Registration for e-Courts 2016 is open, and if you register by December 31 you will receive the Best Bet pricing of $475—a discount greater than 30 percent over our regular on-site registration rate. Remember, e-Courts 2014 was so popular, we had to close registration early and turn away last-minute guests. So, we’ve increased our conference space by returning e-Courts to the Las Vegas Strip. e-Courts 2016 is being held at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. e-Courts 2016 also is bringing a new perspective to tech-y tools for the court staff and designing its education program for all levels of court professionals—administrators, technologists, judges, and information specialists. Don’t miss out. Register NOW!
Friday, December 11, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
An article about a talk by Ms. Kyla Moran, IBM senior consultant with the Watson Industry Leadership group at a Legal Futures Annual Conference in London, England has me thinking…
Friday, November 20, 2015
|Left to Right: Xander Karsten, Claudia Johnson, |
and Liz Keith of Probono.net
One of our good friends in the court/justice technology business, Ms. Claudia Johnson of ProBono.net was recently interviewed.
The interview was conducted by Mr. Stanley Ramdhany, a senior at Columbia University majoring in Sociology with a particular interest in the field of law and society.
“In the field of public interest work, Claudia Johnson is renowned as one of the first law professionals to address the union between technology and legal aid. On the topic of how she first entered the field, Claudia stated, “I decided to go to law school at U Penn, and there I fell in love with public interest work, by working with DV victims in Northern Philadelphia. At this point, I was very interested in national origin discrimination and LEP advocacy, so I did my Skadden Fellowship on language access for Medicaid/disabled communities with focus on LEP groups.” It was there that Claudia first focused on the union of legal services and technology: “I wanted to have a way to track patterns by health care plan, zip code, and client demographics. So I was looking for a relatable multidimensional database—in 1997. That did not exist in legal services, so we had to build our own.”
Click here for the full in-depth interview (and in my opinion it is a good read to learn about this amazing lady)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
From time to time we here at the CTB want to make our readers aware of new products and services. In this post we talk with John Coggeshall, Co-Founder of TestNotice that provides notification services for drug and problem solving courts. The service also has other potential uses.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Proposals are due on December 14, 2015 and there are additional deadlines in the request as well.
Tennessee's RFP web page is: https://www.tncourts.gov/programs/rfpsgrants
The full RFP document in Microsoft Word format is available on that web page along with other associated documents.
The web page states:
"The objective of this RFP is to acquire and implement an electronic court filing (e-filing) software solution that satisfies the Tennessee appellate courts’ requirements for a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software package or licensed service. The electronic filing system will permit court case participants to use the Internet to file permitted documents in appellate cases. The system will provide the ability for appellate staff review and approval. For approved filings, the information and documentation contained in the electronic filing will be populated to the court case management system. E-mail integration is critical. The initial scope of the e-filing system will include initial and subsequent filings in appellate cases. In the future, the e-filing system may be expanded to include trial court case filings. The electronic filing system should have proven capability in appellate and trial courts."
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
News about CourtHack, a new judge research tool for lawyers, the FBI’s NextGen identification system, online digital record preservation classes, a new high-speed departmental scanner, and just what everyone needs: a “Flux Capacitor” for your car.
Friday, October 16, 2015
|Sydney, Australia Opera House|
Photo by DAVID ILIFF.
License: CC-BY-SA 3.0
Access to justice will be faster, easier and cheaper with the pilot of the State’s first Online Court, Attorney General Gabrielle Upton today announced.
The Online Court will initially be used for civil cases in the Local Court General Division and will eliminate the need for legal practitioners to attend pre-trial hearings in court.
Ms Upton said the use of online legal services which will improve access to justice and ensure services meet people’s expectations.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
New credit card readers are needed by courts starting October 1, 2015 (yes, two weeks ago). The COSCA/NACM Joint Technology Committee wants to remind you about this requirement. And, they have a Resource Bulletin that can help you to understand what is happening and what you need to do.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
For tons of information about the event including registration, the full schedule, rules, prizes, judges, and sponsors go the the excellent courthack.org website.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
News about CTC and the upcoming NCSC CourtHack competition from Troy Burke at Extract Systems.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
At CTC-2015, Ms. Audrey Jun from Courthouse Libraries BC (see bio below) received the first James E. McMillan Award (McMillan Award) for Innovation in Court Technology for their Clicklaw system. An extract from her submission is shown below. A full version of her paper is also available by clicking here.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC), with support from the National Association for Court Management (NACM), and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) announced the 2015 CITOC Innovation Awards at its annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 21, 2015. The awards recognized two notable contributions to the judiciary in Technology and Court Business Processes. And the winners are...
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Since as you may know we will be rather busy next week at the CTC-2015 Conference in Minneapolis, I thought we should share the video streaming schedule at the conference for those of you who won’t be able to attend.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified vendors for Request for Proposal (RFP) it intends to issue for the provision of consultancy services to configure Records Manager 8 Software to function as a Unified Judicial Database. The vendor will also need to merge 2 separate sets of records into one dataset.
Monday, September 14, 2015
A guest post by Judge Dawn Kilda, 74th District Court in Bay County, Michigan.on how technology implementation benefits her court.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
This month we have news and notes about a crowdsourcing funding project, advances in artificial intelligence powered speech recognition, criminal case E-filing in Illinois, some comments about the new Apple's iPad Pro and Pencil, a new tiny cheap computer, IBM pitches Watson to trial lawyers, solar windows, and cleaning your gadgets.
Friday, September 4, 2015
|Morgan County, WV Courthouse Power|
I suppose that the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has me thinking about strategies for keeping the courthouse open. In other words…”Plan B”. And since, as you know, computers don’t work very well without some kind of “juice”, we will discuss aspects of electrical power.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Our NCSC Justice Reform and Government Accountability (JRGA) project funded by USAID in Serbia reported great success using SMS text and mail reminders in the Misdemeanor Courts.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Joint Technology Committee (JTC) of COSCA and NACM recently conducted a webinar on "Developing an Electronic Court Records Disposition and Preservation Plan." Huge demand and technical difficulties encountered the first time around prevented many from connecting to the webinar. So the JTC is presenting this webinar again this Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00pm EDT.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
CTC-2015 sessions that you might consider when attending the upcoming conference. But this article is mainly to show a sample of the outstanding conference content coming this fall in Minneapolis.
Monday, July 13, 2015
CTC’s keynote speaker will be Mark Britton, Founder and CEO of Avvo, the world's largest community for legal guidance and services. Britton's keynote, which will open CTC 2015 on Tuesday morning, September 22, 2015 will address "The Innovation Imperative." Britton will argue how the justice system can more effectively embrace innovation. Britton will explore how innovation has transformed services in many other industries—medical, transportation, food, and travel—and says it's time for the justice system step up its pace and develop systems that foster innovation. You won't want to miss this inspiring and motivating opening session that will set the tone for three great days of learning and networking.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Via press release, Macomb County, MI (June 30, 2015)
"In Macomb County, a jury summons now comes with a driver, providing on-demand transportation to and from the Courthouse. Macomb County Jurors will receive an Uber code good for a $20 ride each way or $40 round trip to and from the courthouse. In most cases, the code will cover the full cost of a ride. The ride must start or end at the Macomb County Circuit Court Building in Mount Clemens, and the cost will depend on the distance from a juror’s home.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
|Photo courtesy of Stephen Hansen|
We were very happy to learn that NCSC/W&M Law School Courtroom 21 project co-founder, Professor Fred Lederer was honored by the Judge Advocates Foundation on May 26 with the Chief Justice John Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award, the Foundation's highest honor. Lederer received the award at a dinner in Arlington, Va., sponsored by the Foundation and the Judge Advocates Association. The Judge Advocates General of all of the armed forces and numerous other present and retired senior officers attended the event.
"We are fortunate that Fred's love of the law and interest in technology have combined to drive the development and implementation of legal technology worldwide," Dunn said. In addition to transforming the law school's McGlothlin Courtroom into "a laboratory courtroom of the future," she said he "anticipated and helped create many of the innovations in legal technology."
Dunn shared Lederer's wide-ranging endeavors with the audience. In addition to being a "go-to speaker," he has participated in more than 300 international forums. He also has written dozens of articles on legal technology, military law, criminal procedure and evidence. He has trained "generations of law students and practitioners in the use of courtroom technology." Judges, business executives, and courtroom professionals from around the globe seek out his expertise. "Because of him, Williamsburg is a world legal technology mecca," she said."
The full press release is available here. Congratulations Fred!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
|2,500 year old Babylonian clay tablet|
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Recently there was a discussion among CITOC members regarding the increasing use of video from a variety of sources in courtrooms (including law enforcement patrol cars and body cameras). One solution suggested was to have this evidence delivered by USB Flash Drive for replay in the courtroom because the “Stick” could be left with the court for evidence. This may or may not be a good solution; we discuss below…
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
In this part of our ongoing CCMS series we will discuss dashboard functionality. To do this we will split the discussion into two parts. In the first part we will discuss court administration/ management dashboards. And in the second part we will talk about dashboards that may be able to facilitate judicial caseload management.
(Information and Dashboard Design – Second Edition - http://www.perceptualedge.com/library.php )
Friday, May 22, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Government employees can attend Days 1 & 2 of the Summit for free! Days 1 & 2 plus an all-day Workshop on Day 3 is only $495. Register using your .gov or other government-based to receive the special rate.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
for an independent statewide review and design recommendation for a single sign-on E-filing portal.
The project is scheduled to start in June, 2015 and be completed prior to August, 2015.
Click here for the full PDF proposal.
Proposals are due by 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, June 1, 2015