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Reminders Work!

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Irving Texas work “in recent years to improve its municipal court’s Failure to Appear (FTA) rate shows what is possible when cities invest in foundational data practices and use data-driven evaluations to test and fine-tune new approaches.”

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West Virginia Issues RFP for CMS/EDMS/E-Filing

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The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to acquire an electronic court case management solution comprised of case management, document management, and e-file management systems for the new Intermediate Court of Appeals created in 2021 by the West Virginia Legislature.

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A 50 State Court Covid-19 Operations List

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The Justia legal information company has posted a compendium of state court Covid-19 operations in all 50 states. They write that “State court systems across the country have significantly altered their operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Text Analytics, Court Stats, and Privacy

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A couple of weeks ago I shared some of “ my problems with pending case statistics ”. Before that, I posted another note regarding an alternative for analyzing criminal justice data. I generally try not to complain about things without having a solution in mind.

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Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

CTC2021 Keynote Speaker - Peter Warren Singer Announced

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We’re happy to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Peter Warren Singer. Named one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators by Smithsonian Magazine, Singer is a notable influencer, global thinker, and “ mad scientist ” by organizations including Defense News, Foreign Policy, and the U.S.

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Some Great NCSC Tiny Chat Sessions

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My friends in the NCSC Tiny Chat Division, have been doing some terrific work lately. Here is a selection of some interesting and fun sessions. Read more ». Court Technology (General) Technology (General) Web conferencing

Education is Core to CTC

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The National Center for State Courts is excited to deliver the ideas, information, and strategies to put technology to work in our courts. Education is the reason we host the Court Technology Conference.

A New NCSC ODR Evaluation Measures Report

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This and That in Court Technology - February 2021

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Winter 2021 There is a massive amount of court technology news this month.

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

Why I Hate "Pending Case" Statistics?

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One of my more strongly held observations from working with court data is the statistical perceptions of case backlogs, or “pending cases” as they are generally used are simply wrong. I think that this is because they often do not really describe the court’s caseload situation. I explain.

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Transparent Displays - The New Public 'Window'

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image provided by LG.COM We just learned of the new transparent OLED (flat panel) displays that are being introduced by the LG corporation at the 2021 ConsumerElectronics Show.

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50th Anniversary of the NCSC

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Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the National Center for State Courts. The " founding moment happened on March 11, 1971.

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A Plan for the Federal Courts CM/ECF

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Alpine Texas Federal Courthouse The US Government General Services Administration’s 18F Team performed an “11-week Path Analysis on the federal judiciary’s Case Management and Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

Dynamic Fees for Courts

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Mural in the Ariel Rios Federal Building We can clearly foresee that the upcoming years will be difficult for governments and courts as tax revenue will take some time to recover following the Pandemic.

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Nevada Appellate Courts CIO Position Announced

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Full details and application are available through NeoGov The posting closes on June 25, 2021. The Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) role is to provide vision and leadership for identifying, acquiring and implementing information technologies for the Nevada Appellate Courts.

15 Months

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Abraham Lincoln as a young lawyer Stating the obvious, since March 2020 we have seen massive changes in court and work/office organization and communications. The pandemic forced changes to process, office, and data design that embrace the new virtual environment.

This and That in Court Tech – May 2021

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We have been saving a lot (and I mean “a lot) of interesting items to share in recent weeks.

Florida E-Filing Portal Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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We learned from our friends earlier this week that the Florida courts are celebrating the 10 th Anniversary of their E-filing Portal program.

The Economics of Court Technology

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In June 2020 Los Angeles Superior Court announced the “LACourtConnect” program to facilitate web/video/audio appearance. It is among many efforts to enable remote court access. But there is more about this that is important that I will discuss below. Read more ».

Actionable Cybersecurity for Courts

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[link] A new NCSC report written by Sajed Naseem, Court Information Security Officer, New Jersey Courts, Jannet A. Okazaki, Principal Court Management Consultant, NCSC, and Barbara Holmes, Principal Court Management Consultant, NCSC was released last month. Read more ».

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“Fixing” Criminal Justice Data and My Alternative Approach

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Last month, the Arnold Ventures group released a report titled “ We Need Criminal Justice Data That Doesn’t Exist. Here’s How the Biden Administration Can FixIt.” This is a subject near and dear to me as I have been working on much of this for a long time. I agree with many parts of the report.

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CTC 2021 First Announcements

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For CTC 2021, we're taking a hybrid approach to the Center's premier court technology conference. You can attend online or join us in Columbus, Ohio, from September 28–29, 2021.

Announcement: IJIS eXCHANGE - Virtual Summit Series: Data is the Key

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The IJIS Institute has scheduled two virtual Zoom seminars for Tuesday, June 15, 2021. They write: "From incident to final resolution and beyond, every action our courts take relies on accurate, complete, and timely data to best-inform decisions about people, cases, process, and policy.

A Domestic Violence Hand Signal for Video Calls

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Just a short note today that shows how tech can really help. In an article on Medium.com , we learned a hand signal has been created that can be used by web/video conferencing users to signal domestic violence.

This and That in Court Technology, October 2020

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Lots of news this time on court tech.

April 2021 Court Tech Notes

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We share some news and notes in this week’s CTB post.

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Mobile Device Tools for Courts

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Many courts and judicial systems have configured their websites for mobile/cell phone screen size. But many other courts have not.

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New AI Enhanced Scanning Tech Speeds Security

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Earlier this month I was reading the opening day story about my Chicago Cubs baseball club and stumbled on the news that they have installed new AI-enhanced person scanning devices (pictured).

Are Current Courthouses Wrong for the Post Pandemic World?

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The Covid-19 Pandemic has been an opportunity to re-examine how courts and legal business is done. We have written many articles about new ideas and experiments in recent months.

Three Court Tech Events of Note

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My inbox received notices about three upcoming events that could be of interest to the court technology community. They are by Microsoft partner, Pythagoras in the UK; the Online Courtroom Project; and the latest in the World Justice Challenge 2021 competition. Additional details are listed below.

A List Web Conferencing Transcription Systems

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Microsoft announced an AI-powered live transcription service (AI we can use BTW) in Microsoft Teams, answering Zoom’s new feature. That got me thinking that they are not alone, as we share below. -- Read more ». AI Announcements Transcription Web conferencing

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Looks Like a Court Record to Me?

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I read with interest announcements regarding a new MicrosoftTeams “Meeting Recap” feature (along with a couple of other interesting functions) that begins roll out soon.

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National Institute of Justice AI Articles Series

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Via press release, March 16, 2021. NIJ has released a four-part series on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Criminal Justice System.

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Courts on the Go

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Legal technology writer Molly McDonough posted an article about the Utah Outreach Court ( [link] ). That court takes a courtroom to the litigants, in some instances to the homeless person's campsite, using a repurposed mobile command center vehicle and tents. Read more ».