aiSmartBench™ – A Judicial eSolution that Closes the Loop

e-everything-banner_smallaiSmartBench from Mentis Technology Solutions, LLC. is the first eBench designed for judges, that connects to ANY case or document management system. It’s easy to use, easy to learn and faster than traditional paper. It delivers:
  • Flexibility: Configurable by judge
  • Speed: Ultra-fast retrieval of all case documents
  • Mobility: Real-time access from anywhere
  • Accessibility: One-touch access to critical sources like related cases, legal research, local rules and Jail status

aiSmartBench provides a fast path to eEverything: an efficient means for routing eSigned documents and key filing information without requiring manual intervention. eSigned orders are eRouted by way of the eFiling Portal and then eDocketed into the Case Management System. This paperless pathway from the court system to the case system reduces docketing time and eliminates the staff cost of handling, storing, and securing of paper orders. This is all possible with aiSmartBench – the most efficient means for eEverything.

The eDocument Challenge

As counties across the U.S. transition to paperless courtrooms, jurisdictions are struggling to provide their judges with a tool that can handle the high volume / high-speed demands of a court docket. aiSmartBench is built on a proven document platform that has been managing high volumes of scanned documents for more than 15 years. This platform is critical to executing split-second, full-text searches of even scanned documents, which makes aiSmartBench the tool judges are embracing.


The savings potential of a “paper-free” solution such as aiSmartBench is significant. An internal audit in Manatee County found that by being fully electronic (all court customers filing and accessing court documents electronically) the Manatee Clerk would realize cost savings approaching 1 million dollars a year. aiSmartBench eliminates the barrier for judges to adopt the “paper-free” technology in the fast-paced court room and outperforms the traditional courtroom incumbent, hand-delivered paper files.

Unlike other court solutions, aiSmartBench was built from the perspective of the judge. Only after intensive listening to the needs of the judge as well as other key courtroom stakeholders did Mentis begin developing aiSmartBench.Uniquely designed with the judge in mind, aiSmartBench delivers:

  • Real-time access to all docket images, all court rulings and events, key case data, and provides at-a-glance views into such supporting systems as the jail system, financial case data and the driver’s license database
  • A mechanism for the court clerk and judicial assistant to work in tandem with the judge – automating the capture of in-courtroom data, the generation of court orders and the automatic filing and routing of electronically signed orders
  • High-speed, full text searches within a document and across all documents for a particular case giving the document reviewer the capability to add notes and pushpins (bookmarks) to the text as needed.
  • A one-click, related-cases research tool
  • The ability to capture critical information from the image and then store that “snippet” with the case for quick access.