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Hawaii Judiciary Selects Statewide Integrated Justice Information System

Agency to share data, provide online services.

by / October 20, 2003
HONOLULU -- The Hawaii Judiciary needed a way to streamline its communication. "The Hawaii Judiciary needs a statewide solution to help improve and streamline court processes and provide greater convenience to the public and the legal community through electronic filing, online citation payment and enhanced Internet access to court records," said Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon of the Hawaii Supreme Court. "

Currently, the Hawaii state court system utilizes 11 major disparate systems, serving different courts and functions. These systems are antiquated, limited in their applications, unable to share data with each other, and not tied to a fiscal accounting system.

The Judiciary has chosen software and services to implement an integrated, statewide justice information management solution for all state courts. ACS will provide a suite of case management systems, software modifications, training and installation, data conversion, and project management services, as well as imaging solutions from the company's partner, FileNET.

The case management system will integrate all the state's appellate, circuit, family and district courts through a single, unified database, and provide courts and judges with the current and accurate information they need to make appropriate and timely decisions. The software will also enable the Judiciary to collect and generate court statistics needed for improving case management and court operations. Additionally, the system will give the public and the legal community increased access to non-confidential court information online, and allow citations to be paid over the Web and documents filed with the court electronically.

Implementation will begin before the end of this year, with the first module of the project (traffic) scheduled to be completed in approximately 15 months. The remaining phases (criminal, civil, family, appellate) will be implemented over a seven-year period.

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