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How To Choose the Right CMS

How do you choose the right CMS for your court? In this post we explore how to prepare for your CMS search, what questions you should ask vendors, and how to determine what solution is the right fit for your court.  

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Increase Court Appearance Rates with Your CMS

Technology is putting courts in a position to meet community members where they are at and advance justice across the nation. If you’re interested in reducing FTAs and improving court accessibility within your community, read more.

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Preparing Your Court for a CMS Migration

For many court systems, a case management system (CMS) is a critical part of keeping cases and processes moving efficiently. But as technology evolves, so do the needs of courts, which means upgrading to a new system is sometimes necessary. When an upgrade or move from a legacy CMS to a new CMS happens, migration, or data conversion must happen. You can avoid some major headaches and set your court up for a successful migration by taking some time to prepare and plan before migration begins.  

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Improve Data Integrity through National Standards

The National Center for State Courts’ National Open Data Standards initiative can help set national data standards by creating rules around how data are defined and recorded. Anyone adopting the national standards would share a set of common definitions and technical standards around data collection and sharing.

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Could Your Court Go Entirely Virtual?

For many, virtual court has become synonymous with remote hearings, but from where we’re sitting, virtual court is so much more. Learn what courts are doing to go fully online and increase access for their communities.

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Are You Ready for a Clean Slate?

Clean Slate laws have been a literal lifesaver for many people with a criminal record. Several states have already adopted Clean Slate laws, and more are on the way. What is your state doing, and are you going to be ready?

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All Workflows Are Not Created Equal

It’s not enough to simply have workflow functionality; your team needs a robust tool that’s specifically designed to move cases through their caseflow efficiently. How can you tell the difference?

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Mental Illness in the Justice System… What’s Working?

Mental illness among justice-involved individuals continues to be top-of-mind for justice professionals across the country. Regardless of where your jurisdiction is in your journey toward prioritizing mental health care, there’s a lot to be learned from others.

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Hey Michigan, Implementation Just Got Easier

…And that’s just the beginning. One of equivant’s latest innovations is state-level collaboration, where we’ve developed a baseline court case management solution that’s already customized to your state’s specific regulations, processes, practices, and needs.

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