In the recently released State of the Courts Report 2023 from the Thomson Reuters Institute, 76 percent of U.S. judges and court professionals said that IT-empowered options such as virtual hearings, would increase access to justice. Despite the benefits of technology, many courts are not taking advantage; for example, the report showed that 75 percent of courts do not use digital evidence management systems. There is enormous potential for technology to transform the U.S. court system, but there is still more to be done in terms of implementation. As Kriti Sharma, Chief Product Officer for Legal Technology at Thomson Reuters concluded: “The U.S. justice system is over-burdened and under-resourced. Just as society has been transformed by digital technology, the court system needs to undergo a similar digital revolution to ensure it can effectively keep pace, serve citizens, and ensure access to justice.”
But where to start? The U.S. Federal Courts Connectivity Symposium is scheduled for later this month and experts at the event will explore some of the connectivity solutions currently in place, or that will come to market soon.
The Federal Courts Connectivity Symposium will take place on June 22 from 2-3pm Eastern Standard Time. This virtual event aims to explore crucial topics surrounding U.S. court connectivity solutions, shaping the future of the judicial system. The symposium will provide an invaluable platform for key stakeholders, including judges, court administrators, legal professionals, and technology experts, to come together and delve into various aspects of connectivity. Attendees can expect an insightful hour of discussions and presentations from experts in the field, shedding light on the latest advancements in connectivity and how they can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. federal courts.
This year’s symposium represents a unique opportunity for professionals involved in the judicial system to engage with technology experts and exchange ideas that will shape the future of court connectivity. Among the key topics to be explored during the symposium are copper line replacement, network enhancements, first responder solutions, and wireless safety products. By embracing advancements in IT and leveraging expert insights, the U.S. Federal Courts aim to address current technology gaps and embrace digital transformation initiatives, ultimately leading to improved access to justice and streamlined court operations.
This virtual symposium promises to be an informative and collaborative event, fostering fruitful discussions and inspiring attendees to explore new avenues for connectivity within the nation’s federal courts. To register for the Federal Courts Connectivity Symposium, click here.