Countdown to e-Courts 2016

I'm looking forward to e-Courts 2016 in a couple of weeks; and not just because it's in Las Vegas and likely to be sunnier and warmer than the December cold and gray at home. e-Courts and CTC conferences stand well on their own in that they are rich in information, networking and exposure to the … Continue reading Countdown to e-Courts 2016

Happy Halloween

One of the great motifs of the "Men in Black" movies is the human disguises used by aliens. A perfectly normal looking human turns out to be a sort of robot or exo-skin for some alien inside who is driving the apparatus. The allure of being able to wear a young, buff, fully-coifed humanoid exterior … Continue reading Happy Halloween

Paperless Office Progress Actually Observed

As a kid at the beach, I became aware, at some point, that although the rising tide can and will come in and soak previously dry ground, it's usually pretty hard to tell exactly when the tide changes and starts receding. In fact, it seemed to me that the tide level just sort of stayed … Continue reading Paperless Office Progress Actually Observed

Thinking Digitally

It takes all types to make a world, so perhaps there are people who actually appreciate and/or read the popups that read something like "By checking this box I acknowledge I have read and agree to the User Agreement..." [consisting of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of virtual pages of indecipherable gobbeldy-gook]. Of course, in order … Continue reading Thinking Digitally

eFiling: Audit Trail and Confidentiality

This is Part 10 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series, check out Part 9 here. To conclude this eFiling series, let's look back at a few pieces posted in the past that dealt with the enhancement of both the audit trail and the control over confidentiality offered by eFiling. Audit Trail One of the … Continue reading eFiling: Audit Trail and Confidentiality

Electronic Filing: Law Firm Considerations

This is Part 9 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series, check out Part 8 here.  Ten to fifteen years ago, some of the strongest advocacy for the rather radical idea of eFiling came from large law firms. While smaller firms had some serious doubts as to "what was in it for them", larger firms … Continue reading Electronic Filing: Law Firm Considerations

eFiling Bind-Overs and Appeals: Harvesting Some Low-Hanging Fruit

This is Part 8 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series, check out Part 7 here. In the standard model of eFiling, a litigant (whether private or public) initiates a case by eFiling with the court. Another, sometimes overlooked, opportunity to harvest some low-hanging fruit involves court-to-court eFiling. Using eFiling to transfer matters from a … Continue reading eFiling Bind-Overs and Appeals: Harvesting Some Low-Hanging Fruit

eFiling in Criminal Cases

This is Part 7 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series, check out Part 6 here. As eFiling has taken root and come of age over the past several years, my sense has been that the majority of deployments start in, and sometimes never go beyond, the  non-criminal case types (civil, family law, probate, juvenile, … Continue reading eFiling in Criminal Cases

Data-Centric eFiling

This is Part 6 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series, check out Part 5 here. It's easy to think of the key differentiating feature between traditional, paper document filing and eFiling as relating primarily to the method whereby the document is transported and received. That is, physically in traditional filing, and electronically in eFiling. … Continue reading Data-Centric eFiling