Redaction: Center of Comprehensive Court Records Management

Redaction: Center of Comprehensive Court Records Management

Daniel Kruger, Ottawa County, Michigan Clerk and Register of Deeds, shares how their court records management system was created out of a need to get things done on time, provide better service to constituents and reduce the stress on court staff. They had asked for several additional employees over the years and had been refused. 

Top 3 Benefits of Automated Redaction Software

Top 3 Benefits of Automated Redaction Software

Automated redaction software is used to automatically locate and redact sensitive data fields (also known as “restricted identifiers”) in electronic documents received for filing in public record systems. It can integrate with most modern case and records management systems. It can be used with electronic documents as they are received for filing or on previously scanned or e-filed electronic images stored in a database.  

Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits this powerful tool can provide...

e-Recording and Advanced OCR

e-Recording and Advanced OCR

With more than two decades in the field, Val has public and private sector experience in recording, records management and information technology. She is the Chief Deputy Recorder/Clerk for the San Diego County Assessor Recorder County Clerk (ARCC). Here's what she had to say about e-Recording and automated redaction and indexing workflows.

Defining Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Defining Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

If you receive a request under your state or local government’s Sunshine Law, do you know how to identify what personally identifiable information (aka, PII), information must be protected?

Why does this matter?

Every State government addresses individual privacy in some way, and this is generally reflected on State webpages, so that the public can see what protections are provided for their personal information. Most States agree on basic protections that should be provided. For example, Social Security numbers and patient health information are always protected. However, beyond that point

5 Considerations: Tyler Technologies Odyssey

5 Considerations: Tyler Technologies Odyssey

Choosing the right solution for your case management system needs is an important decision for your court. The investment you make when purchasing the Odyssey Case Management System is the start of an exciting long term relationship with this powerful and flexible case management tool.

How you leverage this system to enhance your business and grow with your court organization is equally as important. Here are some considerations to be mindful of before you get started:

Sunshine Act Compliance Day

Sunshine Act Compliance Day

The federal program is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which has mandated the disclosure of federal government records for more than 45 years. Over time, the successful implementation of FOIA has contributed to every state in the USA having its own equivalent Sunshine Law. You may call it a disclosure law, transparency, or open government. But when the FOIA results in national and international conferences, proclamations, and Congressional hearings, the expectations of the citizens whom we serve will rise at all levels.

Texas Prosecutors Conference: Transformation from Good to Great

Texas Prosecutors Conference: Transformation from Good to Great

At one of the first sessions the panel of presenters espoused ideas for new and longtime prosecutors to help navigate this difficult time. “What does an effective office look like? How do we take our office from good to great?” The question from one of the panelists struck a chord with me because my company’s leadership team recently read Jim Collins’ book Good to Great as part of our strategic planning process.

Midland DA Bolsters Case Indexing with Automated Document Indexing

Midland DA Bolsters Case Indexing with Automated Document Indexing

When Midland County went live with a new case management system, TechShare.Prosecutor, the time was right for further automating document indexing workflows. The County sought a solution for the intelligent classification of documents in the Arrest Packet and the automated document indexing wtih 28 data elements from the booking sheet.

Online Land Records Management and Web Harvesting

Online Land Records Management and Web Harvesting

Several months ago, I briefly summarized Fidlar Technologies v. LPS Real Estate Data Solutions, 2015 WL 1059007 (N.D.Ill. 2015), a Federal court case in Illinois pitting Fidlar, a software firm against LPS, a real estate data analytics company who allegedly reverse- engineered Fidlar’s Laredo program, which made paper real estate records available on-line to various counties across the country. In late 2013, the court denied LPS’ motion to dismiss Fidlar’s claims. Today’s article is the sequel to the earlier one. [web-scraper-1]