Courts Prepare For E-Filing
Posted: February 4, 2013 at 1:48 a.m.
Circuit courts in Northwest Arkansas are probably a year or two away from changing to state mandated electronic filing of legal documents, according to state officials.
At A Glance
Implementing electronic filing is a partnership between the Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts and local judicial districts.
These services will be provided by the administrative office to the circuit courts at no cost:
• The Contexte case management system will be available through servers in Little Rock
• Annual maintenance, backup, and recovery services for the system
• Professional services, including project management, business analysis, training, configuration, go-live support, and ongoing remote support
• A conversion of legacy data
• Travel for administrative employees for agreed services
• Access, training, and configuration for electronic filing and electronic citation when they are available.
The courts are responsible for:
• Acquiring and maintaining all hardware that meets the minimum technology requirements, including networking hardware, personal computers, printers and scanners.
• Providing high-speed Internet access to use the system
• The travel expense of sending staff to Little Rock for training
• Providing a suitable training facility if a staff member is unable to travel to Little Rock for training
• Supplemental data conversions.
• Converting image links through Contexte to an approved document management system.
Source: Arkansas Administrative Office Of The Courts
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