Our client, the Los Angeles Superior Court, had created a problem for themselves when they began allowing electronic filing of documents. The judges had no way to read the digital version of the documents being submitted, so the court had to print a copy of every document filed. This increased paper and ink costs. When they brought us in for a consultation, we recommended an application be created that would manage the docket in the courtroom and allow the judges to read digital versions of the documents filed.
Judicial BenchView took the place of the paper documents. This saved the entire court system hundreds of thousands of dollars in paper and ink costs. Judges were able to quickly access notes from their research attorneys and add their own comments. The entire team from clerks to judges gained time back in their day by using this new application. Even hearings moved along faster as judges were able to access any and all documents with ease.
We architected the entire application including the workflow. This is an Angular.js solution aimed at allowing the judges to go paperless in the courtroom. Our team used Bootstrap, Web API and Angular.js 1.5 to create the entire application. A third-party tool was used for documents called Accusoft Prizm.