It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – eCourts 2018!

The cold temperatures have arrived and they’ve brought the stress of the holiday season with them. Sounds like a good time to hop a plane to sunny and simple Las Vegas, right? We think so too, which is why we do so every other year for the bi-annual eCourts Conference. 2018 eCourts Conference Presented by … Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – eCourts 2018!

See You in Salt Lake City

We’re looking forward to the Court Technology Conference in Salt Lake City September 12-14. Events such as this give us an opportunity to meet and greet customers and potential customers. We’re always happy to talk about JusticeTech and the ways its solutions can make courtrooms run more efficiently. Stop by our booth #410 for a … Continue reading See You in Salt Lake City

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?

Change and Continuity

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Given the eclectic mix of disciplines and emphases involved, including  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), sociology, history, psychology, ergonomics, and art, to name a few, architects quite naturally have an almost unique perspective on the subject of Change and Continuity. And that perspective turns … Continue reading Change and Continuity

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball Part 2: Some Longer Range Implications of Universal Implementation of Paper-On-Demand Courts

Survey questions from a group looking past the next few years, beyond when Paper On Demand becomes ubiquitous in courts and the justice community have prompted me to embark on a fearless foray into mid-term prognostication (twelve years out, to 2025).  Here are a few of the survey questions, along with my answers: Question: In … Continue reading Gazing Into the Crystal Ball Part 2: Some Longer Range Implications of Universal Implementation of Paper-On-Demand Courts

“You Can Sit Here in the Waiting Room; or You Can Wait in the Sitting Room.”

From Nick Danger, Third Eye, by Firesign Theater Note:  This blog – the fifth installment in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda” as they relate to court document management – deals with the “W” in Tim Wood: Waiting. Calling out the Waste of Waiting in courts seems like shooting fish in a barrel: … Continue reading “You Can Sit Here in the Waiting Room; or You Can Wait in the Sitting Room.”

Going Through the Motions

Note:  This blog, the fourth installment  in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda” as they related to court document management, deals with the “M” in Tim Wood: Motion.  "The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get" Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland In the manufacturing context, Motion refers to human bodily movement—turning, lifting, reaching, … Continue reading Going Through the Motions

Finished Inventory and Why You Don’t Want It

Note:  This blog is the third in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda”. In the previous post, The Costco Conundrum - Supply Inventory, we considered the impact of front-end inventory (things waiting to be processed); and we examined how Enterprise Content Management (ECM) with configurable workflow can eliminate what the Toyota production System … Continue reading Finished Inventory and Why You Don’t Want It

TIM WOOD: T is for Transportation

Note:  This blog is the first in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda”.  A favorite exercise to test your memory is to recite the names of Snow White's Seven Dwarves: You know, Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, ... ah; well; you know them, right?  (I can usually get five or six of them.)  How about … Continue reading TIM WOOD: T is for Transportation

When Reasonably Accessible is Practically Inaccessible: Digital Stores of Public Records

Many records, including a vast proportion of court records, are "public" records, and must be maintained and made available for reasonable public inspection.  As we see in many aspects of society today, the definition of "reasonable" continues to shift. Recently the Encyclopedia Britannica announced it will no longer produce a printed edition.  Though I well … Continue reading When Reasonably Accessible is Practically Inaccessible: Digital Stores of Public Records