Irony

Recent headlines concerning inmates who escaped jail using forged documents caused me to look back to my first blog entitled A Judge's Secret Fear of Electronic Signatures. In it I quoted a senior, highly respected judge expressing his concern about the security of eSignature.  He said, in part,  “My concern then and now is with … Continue reading Irony

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

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball

I recently responded to a survey that asked, among other things, what drivers might affect Paper On Demand becoming close to universal in courts by the year 2025. Given the difficulty of predicting what is likely to happen next week, attempting to make predictions over ten years out seems to be hypothetical in the extreme. … Continue reading Gazing Into the Crystal Ball

The First Law (and How To Overcome It)

With the advent of summer, I look at my garage and contemplate the inexorable truth of Newton's First Law of Motion, holding that An Object At Rest Tends to Remain At Rest (until and unless acted upon by an external force).  Ah, yes... that certainly explains the clutter.  Why won't someone just put all that … Continue reading The First Law (and How To Overcome It)

Last But Not Least: Defects – the Seventh Waste

Note:  This blog – the last installment in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda” as they relate to court document management – deals with the “D” in TIM WOOD: Defects. Calling "Defects" a waste seems sort of like calling "trash" garbage: Of course Defects are a waste.  Nevertheless, in calling out Defects as … Continue reading Last But Not Least: Defects – the Seventh Waste

Remembering Norma

I continue to be amazed that a substantial amount of court resistance to migration to Enterprise Content Management (ECM) boils down to the sense that electronic files and documents just cannot be as safe as paper documents.  Security should be a primary concern, yet as I have consistently stressed (see my white paper, "Legal Considerations … Continue reading Remembering Norma