"NH e-Court Project" provides greater accessibility for public with paperless option
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today reported that the New Hampshire Judicial Branch has selected Tyler's OdysseyÂ® integrated courts and justice solution to supply its e-filing software that will allow attorneys, parties to cases and members of the public to electronically file and retrieve court documents as part of the NH e-court initiative.
Established in 2011, the NH e-Court Project's goal is to automate aspects of court case management to eliminate paper processes, decrease case processing time, implement uniform workflow processes and increase public accessibility. By eliminating the court's paper-bound filing systems across the judiciary, the state will eventually make office space available that had been reserved for storage of court files.
"The NH e-Court Project is the top administrative priority of the judicial branch and our new contract with Tyler is a huge step toward a paperless court system that will be more efficient, more economical and more accessible to our citizens," said Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis.
Tyler was awarded the e-filing contract after a competitive bidding process involving five software vendors and a review of proposals by a seven-member committee. The New Hampshire Trial Court system has been using Tyler's Odyssey court case management software since 2004.
Tyler's Odyssey File & Serve software supports electronic filing via a secure Web portal, which streamlines the case filing process and provides benefits to both the filer and the court, including processing credit card transactions online and access to the system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The branch also selected Odyssey SessionWorksÂ® Judge edition to present data digitally to judges on the bench via touch-screen technology.
"Through the state's competitive review process, Tyler was able to prove that Odyssey will help improve business practices and provide increased access to court information using the latest technology," said Bruce Graham, president of Tyler's Courts & Justice Division. "Implementing Odyssey File & Serve statewide in New Hampshire will create significant value for the entire judicial branch and the public it serves. We're proud to partner with New Hampshire on its e-court initiative."
New Hampshire has 78 courts and a population of approximately 1.3 million. Concord and Plymouth circuit courts are currently piloting the first phase of the NH e-Court Project.
Odyssey File & Serve has been implemented by a growing number of justice agencies nationwide, including counties in Illinois, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania; statewide File & Serve rollouts have already occurred in New Mexico and North Dakota with implementations currently under way in Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Texas.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector - cities, counties, schools and other government entities - to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. Tyler's client base includes more than 11,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. Forbes has named Tyler one of "America's Best Small Companies" seven times and the company has been included four times on the Barron's 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Plano-based Tyler Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com.
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