Monday, February 23, 2015

Standards for Jury Management System Requirements

The Joint Technology Committee has developed a national standard for jury management.functional requirements that serve as a great starting point for courts developing or acquiring a new Jury Management System.


The Joint Technology Committee (JTC) of the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) and the National Association for Court Management (NACM) recently published new standards for Jury Management System RequirementsWork on the requirements started with a State Justice Institute (SJI) grant awarded to the Minnesota State Court Administrator's Office.  The 4th Judicial District of Minnesota commissioned the NCSC to develop requirements to be incorporated into a RFP for a new jury management system.  Following successful conclusion of the Minnesota project, the JTC established a Jury Standards Working Group, engaging jury management experts from around the country to build on the Minnesota work for the purposes of establishing a national standard.

Work on the requirements also leveraged the Court Technology Framework (CTF) with a business-driven approach that focused first on business capabilities.  The methodology is explained in the requirements document and is also being considered for the next generation of case management functional requirements.  A mind map of jury management business capabilities was developed and is available for download from the JTC Court Technology Standards page.  A Word version of the requirements document is also available from that same page.  Courts embarking on their own jury management system project will surely find these requirements useful.

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