The Content Below – Connecting with the Buried Business Information

By Jeffrey N. Barlow "The ocean is a desert with its life underground And a perfect disguise above..." A Horse With No Name America, 1971 The classic line from America's forty-five year old classic would be just as true (though nowhere near as hauntingly beautiful and descriptive) if you substituted "file system" or "document repository" … Continue reading The Content Below – Connecting with the Buried Business Information

eFiling is Coming Soon to your State – The Advantages of Mandatory vs. Permissive eFiling

By Brad Smith, Senior Justice Consultant, ImageSoft When I started working on my first state and local court electronic filing project in 1998, I truly felt that it would be adopted much like computer assisted legal research offered by LexisNexis and Westlaw. Here we are, nearly 20 years later, and state and local courts are … Continue reading eFiling is Coming Soon to your State – The Advantages of Mandatory vs. Permissive eFiling

To Wade In Or Jump?

"Big Bang" Or "Staged" Change and the "Open" Versus "Closed" Technology Ecosystem Everyone who has ever approached a cool lake, stream, surf, or pool knows the conundrum: Enter the water slowly to get acclimated; or take the plunge and endure the shock. Is there a "correct" answer? Maybe; but the truth is, there are disadvantages … Continue reading To Wade In Or Jump?

Hacking Outside the Box

I think it was Arnold Palmer who remarked that beginners often find golf easy because they haven't had time to learn how hard it is. That's essentially the sentiment that drives the "Hackathon" mentality. At e-Courts 2016 last month, the Court Hackathon sessions were among the most interesting and the most eye-opening. I didn't know, … Continue reading Hacking Outside the Box

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

Bippity Boppity Boo – ECM, Workflow, and Magic

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable for magic." Arthur C. Clarke Walt Disney was a man way ahead of his time. Yes, long before anyone coined the term, ole' Walt managed to embed a major plug for advanced Electronic Content Management with configurable workflow into his 1959 classic, Sleeping Beauty. This feat was remarkable, even … Continue reading Bippity Boppity Boo – ECM, Workflow, and Magic

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

Going Beyond your CMS with ECM

Many CMS systems come with some form of a “bucket” that holds documents that can be attached to a case file. These folders of attached case file documents are a great resource when looking at a specific case. However, they leave a lot of the real value contained within and about the documents themselves. An … Continue reading Going Beyond your CMS with ECM

Integrating eFiling with the Case Management System

This is Part 4 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series, check out Part 3 here. Courts understand the critical importance of and need for integrating the eFiling system (EFS) with the court's Case Management System (CMS).[1] OK; but what should that integration look like? Just like saying you need transportation to get from home … Continue reading Integrating eFiling with the Case Management System