MTG Briefing on the U.S. State and Local Court E Filing Market, Potentially Worth $3 Billion


       ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** 

Contact:
Mr. James E. Cabral Jr. or Mr. Paul M. Wieser
MTG Management Consultants, LLC
jcabral@mtgmc.com, pwieser@mtgmc.com
206-442-5010

 

MTG Management Consultants, LLC, Announces E-Filing Market Briefing Update

     Seattle, Washington, May 17, 2019 – MTG Management Consultants, LLC, a management consulting firm focused on state and local governments, has updated its briefing on the emerging U.S. state and local court e-filing market, potentially worth $3 billion.

Initially released in 2018 and the first of its kind in the industry, the briefing has been well received in the marketplace.  The latest version includes developments in the market through the first quarter of 2019.

The briefing is of interest to organizations that are concerned with or that operate in the legal market in the U.S.  The E-Filing Market Briefing includes information about:

  • Service providers and their footprints in this market, including by state, court tier, court type, and type of filing.
  • Current prices and fees charged across the U.S.
  • Currently realized and potential volumes of e-filing and electronic services by court tier, court type, and type of filing.
  • The various e-filing business models in the market.
  • Trends and emerging developments.

The E-Filing Market Briefing is available as a yearly subscription.  Please contact Mr. James E. Cabral Jr. (jcabral@mtgmc.com) or Mr. Paul M. Wieser (pwieser@mtgmc.com) to initiate a subscription or to learn more about this offering.

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About MTG Management Consultants, LLC

MTG is a limited liability consulting firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington.  MTG has been providing management and technology consulting services to public sector clients since 1973 and has completed more than 800 projects in 44 states and 3 Canadian provinces, involving over 300 state and local agencies.  Based on MTG’s recognized success, MTG consultants are frequently called upon as experts to advance the industry, serve in industry organizations, and share their knowledge through speaking opportunities and published articles.  MTG offers advanced services that address information systems and management issues critical to the success of our clients and the constituents they serve.  For more information, visit MTG’s website at www.mtgmc.com.

MTG Is Advancing Development of Litigant Portals

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This June, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System announced the Court Compass Project to Benefit Self-Represented Litigants. This project seeks to develop a compendium and analysis of court-offered solutions for self-represented litigants, along with maturity models to guide the development of integrated solutions in courts nationwide. The goal is to provide insight and guidance to court systems as they develop online portals designed for litigants who choose to represent themselves in legal proceedings. As part of the effort, the project has compiled research on the portal services currently available and in development, so that courts can learn from one another to develop solutions for these litigants. A wide range of services is available, including like self-help content, video libraries, mobile apps, e-filing and smart forms, live chat and text messaging, online dispute resolution and online legal advice, and scheduling tools.

Courts are often challenged to make the most effective use of these tools, because it is difficult to integrate tools developed by a variety of sources. MTG is a participant on the OASIS Litigant Portal Technical Committee, which is currently working to develop technical standards that would assist with interoperability of solutions created by different sources. Within the next 9 to 12 months, the committee should have standards developed that will aid the courts as they seek to create effective, flexible, and cost-efficient litigant portals.

MTG Conducts Court Component Model Research

The Joint Technology Committee (JTC) has recently drafted an application component model for courts. This was drafted in Phase 2 of its NextGen Court Technology Standards initiative. MTG is leveraging and validating this work through industry research on court applications in the context of the Next-Generation Court Technology Standards Application Component Model.

The research will produce a first-of-its-kind catalog of court technology solutions, categorized by this component model. This analysis will provide insights to the JTC on the effectiveness of the current draft of the component model. It will also be used to inform and scope integration standard development efforts for emerging technologies such as litigant portals, on-line dispute resolution, and case triage. Initial survey work began in December 2016. Results will be presented at the Court Industry Summit in Princeton New Jersey on April 19, 2017.

NextGen Court Technology Standards is a strategic initiative of the JTC which represents the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), the National Association for court Management (NACM), and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The initiative was funded through a grant from the State Justice Institute (SJI). The products produced in Phase 1 of the project – the Court Business Capability Model and the Court Business Process Model – were approved by the JTC and can be accessed at JTC Court Technology Standards