What the “Third Wave” Means for Court Technology

By Dave Hawkins, CEO, ImageSoft I attended the Inc. magazine GrowCo Conference in New Orleans last month. Somewhere between the seafood gumbo, the crawfish étouffée, and the jumbalaya, Steve Case of AOL fame served up a prophetic message based on his newly revised book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future. The title … Continue reading What the “Third Wave” Means for Court Technology

Childhood’s End

By Jeff Barlow, Justice Consultant, ImageSoft Notice anything different about this post? The difference is probably hard to spot. The difference is ––I'm dictating directly into my word processor. Now, that may not seem very different to you; but I guarantee you, it's really different for me. Sure, I used to dictate all the time … Continue reading Childhood’s End

e-Courts 2016 Quick Review

e-Courts 2016 is "in the books", as they say. My understanding is that video of the sessions is or will soon be available online. Check the e-Courts 2016 website for information. I strongly suggest viewing those sessions in which you have an interest when they become available. Starting with Gary Marchant's Keynote, attendees confronted the … Continue reading e-Courts 2016 Quick Review

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

Black Belt: Learning to Learn

The term "Martial Arts" may seem strange to those who have never pursued them. To those who have, however, the term makes perfect sense. Karate, judo, tai-chi, kung-fu, and myriad others, are indeed arts, requiring years of dedicated study and practice to master. That's not to say that there is no benefit at the front … Continue reading Black Belt: Learning to Learn

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

Funding eFiling: Calculating the Cost

This is the conclusion of Part 3 of 10 in the eFiling Blog Series. Check out the first half of Part 3 here. Handling of indigents in an eFiling system will be profoundly affected by the chosen funding model. In a fully court-funded model with no user-based fees, it's simple: indigents can be handled the same … Continue reading Funding eFiling: Calculating the Cost

Living with “The Law”

Courts have an interesting relationship with the law. On one hand, they have little or no control over what laws are put in place, yet they must deal with those that are enacted, whether they like them or not. So it is with Moore's Law which states that the number of transistors on an integrated … Continue reading Living with “The Law”

Courts and the Network of Everything

This month’s NACM Annual Conference had excellent presentations and conversations regarding where courts are heading given current and emerging technological, demographic, political, financial and social trends. Big players among the trends discussed included both networking and social media. One result for me was a couple of either epiphanies or mild mental episodes (hard to tell … Continue reading Courts and the Network of Everything

A Brief Memo from the Future

Like Billy Pilgrim, in Kurt Vonnegutt's Slaughterhouse Five, I sometimes become "unstuck in time.” So it was that I recently came across an article I wrote in early 2019. Oops, that's five years from now. I really need to clean up my filing system... Still, it did catch my attention, and since it deals with … Continue reading A Brief Memo from the Future