The State Judicial Council is looking at potentially using grant money from a foundation to streamline outdated data management systems in California’s courts, with Ventura County set to be one of first to implement the technology.
The Council has signed a deal with the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation to see if they can jointly deploy the California Court Management System. The Foundation has been working on developing a similar management system for health care, and its believed the technology will improve things like electronic filing of documents, case management, and inquiries. The state currently doesn’t have the estimated $340 million plus dollars needed for upgrading local court systems.
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge James Herman, who’s on the State Judicial Council, says the foundation’s offer to help is an open door which needs to be pursued.