Be prepared to leverage the fully electronic file!
At Mentis Technology Solutions, LLC. and Law Bulletin Publishing Company, we understand the challenges faced by the judiciary when mandatory eFiling is introduced. Often the current technology in place is not suited for judges and their staff. That’s because the systems currently in place, including the eFiling application, are built with the clerk’s office in mind. The Case Maintenance System (CMS), Document Management System (DMS) and eFiling application are designed for data entry and storage not for rendering a decision from the bench.
What judges need is a solution that provides FAST access to that electronic file, presented with a user interface that is easy to use and weeds out the noise, leaving the judge with what they need to know ASAP. Further, the judiciary needs an application that enables them to build on the existing file with notes, documents, and other work that is critical to the case management, yet not part of the “official record” kept by the Clerk.
No one wins if judges still require paper files be brought to court because they don’t have the right tools for the job. We invite you to use this site as a resource and guide to help take control of the changes coming and ensure the judges are ready to leverage the electronic files and the clerk can retire those carts!
This site is meant to be a resource for both judges and clerks to assist you with how best to transition the judiciary to a fully electronic case file. We will keep you up-to-date on the latest rule changes and movements within the state to implement eFiling. We will provide access to technology tools that can assist you with managing your bench.
For over a decade, Mentis Technology Solutions, LLC. has set the bar for what is possible in document indexing and redaction. Now Mentis has reset the bar unleashing its game-changing technology with a paper-free software solution for judges to use in the courtroom and in chambers with its aiSmartBench product. Founded in 2000 by patent-holding software designers, its solutions are now in over 200 county court, land records,and secretary of state offices nationwide including ten of the largest counties in the country. Mentis corporate headquarters is located in Colorado with sales and marketing offices in Florida, California and Ohio.
Since 1854 Law Bulletin Publishing Company, a family-owned business located in Chicago, has been serving the bench and bar with their flagship newspaper, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin®. Law Bulletin has been providing research and case management tools to judges and law firms since 1984. Over 1,000 Illinois judges currently subscribe to products from Law Bulletin Publishing Company. The Law Bulletin serves the bench in a variety of capacities including, but not limited, to publishing their court announcements, standing orders and court calls daily.