Trial Court Technology Strategic Plan
The Florida Trial Court Technology Strategic Plan: 2015 - 2019 was developed by the Trial Court Budget Commission’s Trial Court Technology Funding Strategies Workgroup, in consultation with the National Center for State Courts. The Florida Supreme Court approved the Plan in January 2015.
Electronic Filing Court Records Portal (ePortal)
The Supreme Court approved statewide portal for the electronic filing of court records. On May27, 2009, Senate Bill 1718, Chapter 2009-61 was signed into law and it requests that the
e-filing standards by July 1, 2009 to be used by the clerks of court to implement electronic filing. This legislation requests that the standards specify the information that the clerks of court need to perform their duties and that the judiciary needs for case management, and directs the clerks of court to begin implementation no later than October 1, 2009. As part of this effort, work is underway to facilitate electronic filings with the Florida Supreme Court and the five Florida District Courts of Appeal. Please visit the FCTC E-Filing Committee webpage for additional information.
Florida Appellate Courts Technology Solution (eFACTS) project
The Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Second District Court of Appeal are participating in the pilot FACTS Project to accommodate electronic documents and replace the existing appellate courts case management systems. eFACTS will offer new and enhanced user efficiencies, including: electronic document management, electronic workflows, electronic voting, remote access via a secured web application, tracking of administrative matters, assignment and working document tracking, calendaring, on-line docket and secured access to case information. eFACTS will also accommodate electronic filing via the ePortal.
Judicial Inquiry System
(This page [link] is being updated and access to further JIS information will be available soon): This solution streamlines the Florida judicial process, enabling cross-agency information sharing quickly and efficiently, while dramatically reducing court case backlogs and court case costs.
Trial Court Integrated Management Solution (TIMS) project
The purpose of the Trial Court Integrated Management Solution (TIMS) project is to develop an automated solution to address certain major needs of the trial court system and to advance the goals and strategies of the Long-Range Strategic Plan of the Florida Judicial Branch 2009-2015. Please visit the TIMS project webpage for additional information.
Court Application Processing System
Electronic Filing is making its way into all courts statewide. Once e-filing is fully implemented, judges will need to have the ability to view and process electronic court records effectively and efficiently. In order to provide judges with this capability, the Florida Courts Technology Commission (FCTC) approved the functional requirements for a court application processing system (CAPS) developed by the Trial Court Integrated Management Solution (TIMS) subcommittee. Any system implemented must adhere to the standards and vendors must be certified to sell their product to any county in Florida.
- Full Certification – a vendor has fully complied with all of the standards set forth in the
functional requirements document for court application processing system and the current version of the Florida Supreme Court
Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts.
- Mentis Technologies (received full certification on April 30, 2013)
- Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (received full certification on April 30, 2013)
- Eighth Judicial Circuit (received full certification on March 6, 2014)
- Pioneer Technology Group (received full certification on March 6, 2014)
- Provisional Certification – a vendor's system meet only a part of the standards set forth in the functional requirements document for court application processing system and the current version of the Florida Supreme Court Standards for Electronic Access to the Courts. Provisional certification is for six months and may be renewed at the discretion of the Florida Courts Technology Commission (FCTC).
Judicial Education project
This project is to replace the existing Court Education application. The resulting, re-engineered application will be in a more cost effective and supportable software platform. Additionally, new user features will be offered. These include: A secured web application that allows training participants to register for programs, submit automated evaluations and claim credits.
Florida Drug Court Case Management System (FDCCMS):
For information on the new statewide case management system for drug court, please visit the FDCCMS link.