Extract from Cassandre Coyer’s article “4 Reasons Why a Broader Court Tech Revolution Isn’t Happening Anytime Soon”
Two years ago, the pandemic forced courts to use technology to keep dockets moving—whether it be videoconferencing, text messaging or accommodating digital evidence.
Since then, the relationship between courts and technology is still one plagued with challenges. While some judges and court technologists are pushing for more widespread adoption, there are still many hurdles hindering a broader tech revolution.
Read more to look at four dynamics that are impeding a broader court tech revolution.
Funding Can Make or Break Courts’ Relationship with Tech: While some court technologists have been working to create more organized systems for tech adoption within their jurisdictions, in most cases, funding ends up not only determining the ability and the smoothness of selecting and buying court technology but also the capacity to properly train staff and judges.