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Tyler Technologies discovers a data breach

Tyler Technologies, a major provider of software to state and local courts, reported last week that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems. Tyler Odyssey Courts & Justice Solutions™ provides web-based, configurable software serving courts in more than 24 states, including 14 statewide implementations in the United States. According to Tyler marketing information, Odyssey software not only focuses on court case and scheduling management concerning such applications as party information, events, warrants, and fees/fines processing but also facilitates e-filing, online dispute resolution, jury selection and access to self-represented litigant processes.

WEBINAR: Meaningful Strategies to Combat Systemic Racism in Trial Courts – Part III

This is the third in a series of webinars on combating systemic racism in trial courts. It was held on September 24, 2020. It centers on action plans and lessons learned by two court systems – Massachusetts and Oregon – in their efforts to tackle racism in their justice systems. Both states are at different points in their work and each brings a distinctive perspective to the challenge.

U.S. Postal Service reorg could spark delays and service problems for courts

Most of the news about the postal service today is related to voting, but the reorganization of the postal service by the federal administration presents potential problems for trial courts, too. Recently, the National Center for State Courts’ Tiny Chat series, an array of bite-sized annotated videos touching on specific access to justice topics and overall court operations, presented a chat on how post office changes can negatively affect trial courts.

WEBINAR: Addressing Systemic Racism in Trial Courts – Part Two

Research indicates that most U.S. organizations, including trial courts, have imbedded policies and procedures that produce inequities and disparities for people of color. This insight is not an accusation that all those in a system are racist. It means that regardless of the intentions of those who work within them, organization norms discriminate and cause racially unfair outcomes. This webinar focuses on how to identify, tackle, and remove those problems.

WEBINAR: Confronting Systemic Racism in Trial Courts

Our nation is hurting. Outcries for racial equality are heard and seen around the globe. Institutional racism and discrimination exist throughout our society, including in justice systems and trial courts. Systemic inequalities and injustices can be manifested either directly or indirectly. All are harmful and unfair. Understanding and identifying systemic racism is an essential first step in eliminating these persistent inequalities and injustices.

WEBINAR: Addressing Court Workplace Mental Health and Well-being in Tense Times

On June 25, 2020, the National Association for Presiding Judges and Court Executive Officers presented a webinar about the anxiety and stress in returning to the workplace in the midst of COVID-19 and budget challenges loom large in the minds of judges and court staff. Added to this dynamic is the national focus on racism and its rightful demands on the justice community, including trial courts. How can court leaders address these challenges and promote a mentally healthy workplace and environment? Trial courts need constructive, empathetic, and effective leaders.