Orange County Superior Court Receives National Technology Awards

The Orange County Superior Court was honored by the National Association for Court Management (NACM) and Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC) with three 2020 NACM/CITOC Technology Awards.

“This is a great honor bestowed on our court in recognition of the accomplishments this year,” said Presiding Judge Erick Larsh. “I am very proud of everything we accomplished. This was a five-year effort that paid off for us during the pandemic and will be shared with all other Courts in our state.”

Normally NACM/CITOC Technology Award recipients are recognized during the NACM Annual Conference or the CITOC Annual Meeting. Unfortunately, the pandemic made in-person celebrations impossible this year.

“This is such a fantastic way to close out a year that has been filled with obstacles and challenges. It is a testament to the amazing people we are blessed to work with.  Congratulations for the committed work and making us so very proud,” Maria Hernandez, Assistant Presiding Judge said.

“This recognition of our success is a product of our collective hard work and dedication and a result of our amazing collective effort over the past five years. Congratulations go to us all in the Court for the amazing efforts that have been recognized by your colleagues at NACM,” said Court Executive Officer David Yamasaki.

The Court is recognized for promoting innovative technology solutions in the following categories:

Court Management:

Data Management, Analytics, and Visualization: Court Analytics Virtual Environment (CAVE)

Projects recognized in this category highlight the transformational capabilities of leveraging data for decision making, understanding, and insights.

Digital Courts - Courts to Citizens: Orange County Superior Court User Portal (CUP).

Projects recognized in this category foster improved interaction between courts and citizens, encourage citizen engagement, and/or provide innovative access to data and information for citizens’ use.

Court Technology:

Disaster Recovery: Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

“It has been a memorable year for courts across the country, and we are pleased to congratulate you on your use of technology during this challenging time,” wrote Kevin Iwersen, CITOC Secretary, in a recent email, announcing the awards.

The National Association for Court Management (NACM) and Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC) have a long history of promoting, recognizing and celebrating innovative court technology solutions which were implemented by NACM and CITOC members.

The awards program focused primarily on technology innovation and resulted in the sharing of many national and international technology solutions among NACM and CITOC members. Immense value to our courts often comes directly through the alignment of efforts between court management professionals and court technology professionals.

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