Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This and That in Court Technology – June, 2015

Time for another “This and That” roundup of court technology news.


St. Louis County, Missouri Seeks Court IT Manager

The full job announcement is available online here.

"This position is responsible for managing and coordinating the Information Technology activities for the Department of Judicial Administration.  The deadline for applying is Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM Central Time (USA)."

More Kentucky Counties Implement E-Filing

According to this article in the Bowling Green Daily News, “Warren and 10 surrounding counties this week will be brought on to the state’s electronic case filing system, allowing attorneys and others with access to the system to file court case documents electronically.

Already in use in 61 other counties, eFiling is being touted by Kentucky judiciary officials as an important step toward modernizing the state’s judicial system and transitioning from a filing process that Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton said has been ‘tethered to paper.’”

The courts have published an implementation map (click here to view the PDF document) that reports full statewide implementation by the end of 2015.

Congratulations to the Courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky for this good work.

Innovating Justice Award Winner “LawForMe” Has Launched

Via the HiiL Innovating Justice LinkedIn page we hear that:

“LawForMe, an innovative idea that won our Innovating Justice Award in 2014, has become a reality! Take a look at their new website ( to see how LawForMe simplifies complex Indian laws by using cartoons and illustrations.”

It is a terrific looking resource.  Congratulations!

Konica Minolta Teams with “The Amicus Group”

A press release on May 27, 2015 announced “to our Ohio Court System contacts”:

“After an extended period of due diligence and testing, Konica Minolta is pleased to announce The Amicus Group (TAG) as our strategic partner for jointly pursuing Court Case and Process Management opportunities.

We sought out the most innovative Case and Process Management solution that would complement our existing CourtBase solution so we could offer the most advanced, relevant, end‐to‐end solution to our friends in the Justice market.  Courts and Justice are a very important and growing market for Konica Minolta and we have solutions in over 1,000 courts worldwide.

We will now be joint marketing our solution at tradeshows and bidding with each other on future Court Case and Process Management opportunities.

It is of important note that we have added TAG to our existing Ohio State Term Schedule and are in the process of adding TAG to contracts all over the country.”

For more contact Peder Malchow at:

New York Times: “E-Notary Public Is Slow to Catch On”

In an article published on May 22, 2015, it was observed that “even as mortgage lending moves online, enabling borrowers to shop and apply for loans via the Internet, as well as upload documents and apply their signatures, the signing of the final documents requiring notarization still makes it necessary for the borrower to be in the same room as the notary”… except in Virginia that is the first state to allow for video appearance notarization.

Another example of the problem of electronic document authentication (that courts can help to address).  The full article is available here.

PDF Technical Conference 2015

The conference will be held in San Jose, California on October 19-20, 2015.  The conference website says that it is “Oriented towards developers and technical product managers tasked with incorporating or developing PDF technologies, this conference offers a unique collection of developer-oriented resources to foster and extend PDF-specific knowledge.

This conference is intended for application developers who are encountering PDF technology, however tangentially, as part of their work.

PDF Technical Conference attendees want to better understand their options in PDF-related SDKs, APIs as well as CLI and other business user applications, learn best-practice in creating or processing PDF documents from experts, and get answers to specific technical questions.”

For more see the conference web page at:

Microsoft Solitaire Celebrates 25th Birthday

And noting one of the most used program in computing history, Microsoft recognized the 25th Anniversary of the release of Solitaire on Windows at:

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