In a previous article, I discussed why Jury Yield is so Important and how increasing your jury yield can lead to efficiency and cost-savings. It is one of the two most important statistics that determine how well you are running your jury operation. The other? Jury Utilization.
Courthouse Technologies is please to announce Orange County Circuit Court in Orlando will begin using Courthouse JMS in connection with Infax’s Jury Call Solution to display panel information in their jury assembly rooms, starting in 2017.
In our continuing effort to offer the best possible jury solution, Courthouse Technologies is pleased to announce the release of Courthouse JMS, version 7.0!
Getting people to show up for one of the most important civic duties is requires a lot of coordination and effort. The fast-paced schedule of one’s normal, everyday life is lot to work around. Technology has helped in this regard but it also seems to have made busy lives even busier. Getting information to potential jurors in a timely way is the most important facet of operating an efficient jury operation. The quicker you can get info to the juror, the more transparency there is and the more likely people will work jury duty into their busy lives.
When Courthouse eResponse was first released, we allowed jurors to respond to their summons online, fill out their questionnaire, make requests, and determine their service requirements. Later, when Courthouse SMS was developed, we enabled JMS users to send jurors automated and manual text messages related to their jury service. In our continuing effort to offer the most comprehensive jury platform available, we have developed functionality to combine the benefits of Courthouse eResponse and SMS together. Courthouse SMS Response allows jurors to correspond with Courthouse JMS directly through a text message conversation. This latest functionality is designed to provide even more convenience for your jurors by offering another method to communicate with the court. They are able to:
We are excited to announce that the Carson City District Court will be having jurors show up under Courthouse JMS for the first time on May 2, 2016. If you recall, the court located in the Capital of Nevada purchased a perpetual license for Courthouse JMS, eResponse, IVR, and IDS with a subscription to Courthouse SummonsDirect back in May of 2015 (story HERE).
Courthouse Technologies is pleased to announce that the Ingham County Circuit Court has begun implementation of a new jury system! The court in Lansing, Michigan has entered into a subscription agreement with CHT to implement Courthouse JMS along with Courthouse eResponse, our browser-facing self-service application; Courthouse IVR, our telephony self-service application; Courthouse IDS, our summons/questionnaire imaging peripheral, and; Courthouse SMS, our text-messaging service for jury management. The project will replace the Court’s current implementation of Juror for Windows, Xerox’s jury management system.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Under this law, people with disabilities are entitled to all of the rights, privileges, advantages, and opportunities that others have when participating in civic activities, including jury duty. This can apply to the physical access required to be a juror like courthouse or courtroom access as well as self-service functions available to the public, like online services, communications, and software. The question, then, is how can your jury management system accommodate someone with a disability with the same access as everyone else? How can we achieve this? Where are the areas to focus on?
Courthouse Technologies is pleased to announce that the Circuit Court of St. Johns County, Florida has begun implementation of a new jury system! The Court has entered into a 5-year subscription for Courthouse JMS along with Courthouse eResponse, our public facing self-service application for jurors and; SummonsDirect, our automated data cleansing, summons printing and mailing service. The project will replace the County's existing jury management system.
A Jury Manager’s source list (or master list) is one of, if not the most important parts of their operation. It is the list they use to randomly select constituents and subsequently summons. Although every jury operation uses a source list, its composition is different from state to state and even county to county. Some use their state’s voter’s registration information. Some use the state’s driver’s license database or tax records. Some use a combined list consisting of several sets of information to include as many potential jurors as possible.