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Tyler Technologies Acquires Courthouse Technologies

Posted by Scott Kerr on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 @ 11:42 AM

PLANO, Texas – Oct. 30, 2019Tyler Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced it has acquired Courthouse Technologies (CHT), an industry leading provider of jury management systems. CHT will complement and elevate Tyler’s software offerings for domestic and international court clients.

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Tags: Savings in jury management, Jury Technology, Customer Service, Jury Expertise, Jury Management, Tyler Technologies, Courthouse Technologies

Please Welcome our Newest Team Member: Genafer Brewer!

Posted by Scott Kerr on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 @ 02:00 PM

We are pleased to announce that Genafer Brewer has joined the Courthouse Technologies team as a Product Specialist, effective January 18, 2018. Gena joins CHT with extensive knowledge and experience in jury operations. For the last decade, she held the position of Supervisor of Records and the Jury Office for the Macomb County Circuit Court in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

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Tags: Customer Support, Efficiency, Jury Management, Jury System

John Arntsen Becomes Vice President, Client Services

Posted by Scott Kerr on Mon, May 19, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

I am delighted to announce the promotion of John Arntsen to VP, Client Services. John joined Courthouse Technologies eight years ago and has developed into one of the world’s foremost experts in jury management. He has held positions in Customer Support, in Sales, and has participated in managing countless jury projects. John has been instrumental in working with more than fifty governments in two countries to help them realize more effective jury management. He has also spearheaded many efforts inside Courthouse Technologies to ensure that we continue to offer the best jury management solutions available.

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Tags: Jury Technology, Customer Service, Jury Expertise

7 Tips to Reference-Checking Jury Management Vendors Before You Buy!

Posted by Scott Kerr on Wed, May 14, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

You’re considering a replacement for your worn-out jury management system. You’ve identified the off-the-shelf solutions, seen the demos, and you’ve decided on a shortlist of vendors. Now for more hard work - reference checking. Here are 7 reference-checking tips straight from the horse’s mouth:

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Tags: Continuing Education, Evaluating jury management vendors

Courthouse Cloud - Private Hosting for Courthouse JMS

Posted by Scott Kerr on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 02:39 PM

With Courthouse Cloud, we provide you with off-premises hosting in a Class "A" facility with the underlying infrastructure that can be scaled to any demand. So, regardless if you are a court that sends out half a million summonses a year or 5 summonses a year, you still receive the best quality of resources in maintaining your jury system.

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Tags: Implementing a jury management system, JMS in the Cloud

Important Changes to Jury Summons Self-Mailers

Posted by Scott Kerr on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 02:25 PM

The U.S. Postal Service recently announced changes to un-enveloped, Folded Self-Mailer (FSM) standards. These standards take effect January 5, 2013 and must be met in order to receive applicable postage discounts.

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Tags: SummonsDirect

What We Did On Summer Vacation at Courthouse Technologies

Posted by Scott Kerr on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 @ 04:16 PM

While school was out for summer the hard work of making jury management more efficient continued at Courthouse Technologies. Here's a few things we got up to during the sweet, long days of summer:

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Tags: Evaluating jury management vendors

Three Ridiculous Reasons Not to Improve Your JMS As Fast as Humanly Possible

Posted by Scott Kerr on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Tags: Savings in jury management

The (Not So Little) White Lies Vendors Tell

Posted by Scott Kerr on Wed, May 25, 2011 @ 03:08 PM

One of the realities about being in business is you don't get to choose your competitors. As the world is diverse, so also is the competition. They come in all shapes and sizes. That means that some rivals are fierce, but fair, some even friendly, and some are dirty, cheating, liars prepared to tell you, the prospective customer, pretty much anything to get you to buy what they're selling.

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Tags: Evaluating jury management vendors

4 Ways Courthouse JMS Saves You Green!

Posted by Scott Kerr on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 @ 02:37 PM

A modern jury management system should not only save you money, but also cut Mother Nature some slack. Here are 4 simple ways your jury management system should keep you and the planet in green:

  1. Electronic copies: In Courthouse JMS, nearly every working or statistical report can be produced in PDF, Word, or Excel format.

    $$ Savings to you: paper, paper, paper; toner; ink; printer maintenance; IT support; the 900 times a year you refill the printer tray.

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Tags: Jury management and the environment, Savings in jury management