Courts are consistently trying to keep pace with rapidly changing technology. As important as keeping pace with technology is to the future of the courts, it is also critical for courts to a have a vision, holistic plan and buy-in from key stakeholders before jumping into the deep end of the pool. Implementing technology without a well thought out plan is a recipe for disaster.
As discussed in our last blog post, courts must consider a variety of scenarios when devising a strategy that balances access to court documents and protection of personal identification data when making court documents available online. There are tools available to courts to help strategically manage the complexities involved. For example, case and document security levels in your case management system (CMS) can be used to protect data in those cases and documents that by law are restricted, sealed or otherwise confidential.