The court management software is a crucial part of our courts and courts systems are often underused, but a new system may help.
A new technology developed by the University of Melbourne is designed to help manage court systems.
The university’s Court Management System has been designed to work alongside traditional court management methods, such as the court’s judge, and is designed for a range of courts in Australia.
“It is a simple, yet elegant and sophisticated court management framework that integrates the best practices from traditional court systems,” says senior lecturer and court management expert David Eppes.
“It helps the court keep track of its assets and finances, manages court assets, provides transparency for court staff, and keeps track of other court systems, such a probation service and other criminal justice services.”
A court’s court staff will be able to manage the court system by logging in and out, changing the calendar of court times and dates, and reporting court activities to the court.
Court staff can also use the system to report on the court or the court itself.
The system can be accessed from within any court office or by using a mobile phone.
As the system is used by all courts, the system can also be easily used by local and regional courts, which would otherwise be reluctant to hire court staff.
It is not yet clear how many courts the system will be used in, but the university’s research suggests that the number could be in the hundreds of thousands.
While court staff might not need to spend a lot of time in the system, the technology could help court staff maintain their independence and ensure they are able to focus on their work.
Eppes says court staff are already working to create a new court management solution.
“The Court Management Service has been developed to help courts to manage their own courts and the courts staff and staff to work together in a more collaborative way,” he says.
“We hope this new system will help courts improve their efficiency and the effectiveness of their court management process.”