In an effort to streamline services and increase efficiency, select courts in Maryland are piloting an electronic filing system to replace the current paper systems. As reported on WBAL:
Anne Arundel County courts are conducting a pilot program of the $46.7 million Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) system.
“It’s pretty simple technology. It’s the same as sending an email with an attachment from your laptop. Same thing happens in the MDEC world,” Maryland District Court Chief Judge John Morrissey said.
Attorneys use the system to file cases, and the courts keep track of case information. According to the court system, the technology replaces 11 different outdated case management systems across the state. Ray Samnani, a managing consultant for Texas-based Tyler Technologies, demonstrated the system Monday.
The article notes courts on the Eastern Shore will be next to pilot the system before it is expanded statewide.
For more information read the full article on WBAL.