The Legal Technology Institute provides independent technology consulting services to the legal profession, including private law firms, corporate and government legal departments, government agencies, courts and administrators, law schools, legal services organizations, and legal verticals. Our mission is to assist our clients with technology issues, long-range goals and implementation to help improve their delivery of legal services to their clients. The following is a representative list of clients and the work performed on their behalf.
Case Study - Office of the State Court Administrator Florida Supreme Court
The State of Florida Office of the State Court Administrator and the Florida Supreme Court retained the services of the Legal Technology Institute to assess the Year 2000 readiness of the State of Florida State Trial Courts. There are 67 County Courts and 20 Circuit Courts in Florida.
Andrew Z. Adkins III, director of the Legal Technology Institute prepared a Four Phase Strategic Approach:
- Phase 1 - Education & Awareness: Mr. Adkins prepared a "Y2K Resource
Handbook for State Trial Courts" to provide the individual
courts with educational information and resources to assess
their Y2K readiness. Mr. Adkins also published a "Y2K Initiative
for State Trial Courts Newsletter", to help Trial
Courts keep abreast of Y2K developments.
- Phase 2 - Inventory & Assessment: Mr. Adkins prepared two extensive
survey questionnaires - one for Court Case Management
Systems and Hardware and one for Court Desktop Systems
and Hardware. The surveys were distributed to all County
and Circuit Courts with detailed instructions. Mr. Adkins collected
all questionnaires and entered the data into a custom
designed database for evaluation and analysis. A comprehensive
written report was prepared and presented to the State
of Florida Court Technology Commission, Florida Supreme
Court, and the Office of the State Court Administrator.
- Phase 3 - Planning & Testing: Mr. Adkins developed a comprehensive
Internet Web site for Trial Courts to assist their testing
and compliance. The Web site includes the Y2K Trial Court
Handbook, Y2K Trial Court Questionnaires, and hyperlinks
to common Court Computer System Hardware and Software.
- Phase 4 - Compliance & Follow-Through: Mr. Adkins prepared additional information and checklists for Trial Courts to determine their compliance and provided sample letters to send to manufacturers and developers for their Y2K Compliance Statements.
Contact Person at Time
Ken Palmer, State Court Administrator