Judge Schmalenberger, Chair
Members Present via conference call
Alan Carlson, Justice Management Institute
Electronic Access sub-Committee members
Jim Loomis, Credit Bureau of Fargo
Pam Crawford, Dept. of Human Services
David Boeck, Protection & Advocacy Project
Jack McDonald, Wheeler Wolf Law Firm
Kurt T. Schmidt
The Chair called the meeting to order.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as distributed.
Kurt discussed statistics related to the anti spam server. There is an increasing percentage of email coming into the court's email system being caught as spam. The trend is likely to continue.
Justice Sandstrom commented positively about not being burdened by as much spam.
Judge Medd asked if it would stop pop-up ads also. Kurt stated it will not.
No action was required.
Kurt discussed attachments 3, 4 and 5 related to IT consolidation efforts. Judge Medd asked what is to happen next. Ted stated that the Legislative IT Committee has the final report from the consultant and it is up to that committee to decide what they would like to do next.
No action was required.
Kurt informed the committee that he is preparing to move forward with the enhanced records management project, based on the NCSC report. The next steps would be to develop detailed integration plans with UCIS and within the clerk's offices.
It was moved and seconded to authorize and support Kurt to move forward with the proposal for a pilot project.
For the good of the order:
Kurt explained that ITD is discontinuing their dial-up service in all cities except Bismarck and the 800 #. This is due to complaints about slow connection speeds in the other cities and significant costs to upgrade the connection equipment. Kurt will be reviewing usage and will present a proposal for how to provide service.
Judge Leclerc asked about the language on the restraining orders and about adding provisions to the form. Kurt stated that the language is approved by the Presiding Judges and that the forms do allow for conditional provisions to be included in several formats.
Judge Medd expressed the need to allow for multiple respondents and petitioners on restraining and protection orders. Kurt stated the request for that change has been received and plans are being made to address it.
Kurt mentioned that in the first 10 weeks of electronic citation processing, there were over 10,000 citations electronically added to UCIS from the Highway Patrol. There are no major complaints with the operation of the system that Kurt is aware of.
The group was joined by Jim Loomis of the Credit Bureau of Fargo, Pam Crawford of the Department of Human Services, David Boeck of the Protection and Advocacy Project and Jack McDonald of Wheeler Wolf Law Firm for a teleconference presentation by, and discussion with, Mr. Alan Carlson of the Justice Management Institute regarding public access to electronic court records. After which, it was decided that Kurt would work with Mike Hagburg to develop a draft rule on electronic access.
The meeting adjourned.