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

MTG Consultant Jerry Ward Earns Doctorate

We are proud to announce that MTG Senior IT Consultant Jerry Ward has received approval for his doctoral dissertation, thus completing the requirements for his doctorate.  Jerry has earned his Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science, with a specialization in Information Systems Management, from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Jerry completed the dissertation, titled Electronic Warrant Systems: The Effect of Advanced Technologies on Arrest Performance, as part of the requirements for the degree.  Congratulations, Dr. Ward!

MTG at e-Courts 2016

MTG staff will becourts-2016-logoe taking an active role in and around the e-Courts 2016 conference, presented by the National Center for State Courts. MTG partner Joe Wheeler, who is the chair of the IJIS Court Advisory Committee, will be teaming with CITOC (Court Information Technology Officers Consortium) to present “Coping with the Accelerating Pace of Technological Change.” That panel discussion is scheduled on the first day of the conference.

Joe will also be assisting CITOC as they conduct their annual meeting prior to the conference, and MTG partner Jim Cabral will be leading the OASIS Electronic Court Filing Standard committee meeting just after the conference.

The e-Courts 2016 conference is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from December 12 through 14, 2016. Registration information is available at the e-Courts website.