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Monday, December 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - Judicial Technology Oversight Committee to meet Tuesday for the second time

Tomorrow is the second meeting of the Judicial Technology Oversight Committee - JTOC [not to be confused with the Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC), part of the Division of State Court Administration]. For background, see this Sept. 13th post on the first meeting.

For some reason, these meetings are not announced. No agenda is available, at least yet, for tomorrow's meeting.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room A of the Government Center South.

The ILB has learned that the focus of this meeting will be on the operation and interfacing capabilities of the various court case management systems being used in Indiana’s Circuit and Superior Courts.

As readers who have followed this topic are aware, there has been a constant tension over the years between the Judicial Technology and Automation Committee (JTAC), part of the Division of State Court Administration, and the private vendors who provide case management systems to many of Indiana's counties. This tension publicly evidences itself every two years when the automated record keeping fee used by the Court to fund JTAC project is considered by the General Assembly. See, eg, this Feb. 25, 2013 ILB post, as well as this one from May 2, 2011. (Here is a list of all ILB entries referencing JTAC.)

An announcement sent to JTOC members last month includes this information about tomorrow's meeting:

Attached, please find a list of 20 questions generated by Chairman Justice Massa. We have mailed these questions to the three case management systems (JTAC/Odyssey, CSI, and Court View) operating in our county courts. Organizations that wish to make a presentation to the Committee on December 10 will be required to return their written responses ahead of time so that each of you may review those responses and develop follow-up questions in addition to any other inquiries you have been thinking about.
As the ILB's Sept. 13th post reported, the committee's charge includes electronic filing and allowing public court records to be available on the Internet, topics of much importance in the 21st century. As the ILB has noted in its last two posts about the group, "when the Committee does meet, hopefully its meetings will be live-streamed around the state." At this point, however, no even its agendas are available.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 9, 2013 12:52 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts