Tuesday, March 1, 2022

E-Filing Pioneer Judge, James Mehaffy, Jr. Passes


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A couple of weeks back we learned that retired Texas District Court Judge James Mehaffy, Jr. had passed away.

I had the honor of knowing and working with the Judge and visiting his court in Beaumont, Texas.  In the early 1990’s the NCSC had both the Court Technology Laboratory and Courtroom 21 projects running in Williamsburg.  Judge Mehaffy brought a team from his court that was planning on how to deal with a very large and complex series of civil trials.  At the time the plan was to convert the jury assembly room of the courthouse into a courtroom to handle the large number of lawyers who would be present.