Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Technology Survey of Ohio Courts

The Ohio Supreme Court released its 2006 Technology and the Courts survey. The survey found, among other things, the following:
  • Nearly half of the state's courts are utilizing document imaging technology.
  • Courts are moving away from VHS and analog recording and toward digital recording methods.
  • 100 percent of Ohio trial courts are now automated, and only one appellate court remains to be automated at this time.
  • Video arraignment technology continues to grow with 127 courts reporting they conducted video conferencing for various purposes.
  • Fifty courts also reported using multimedia presentation equipment in their courtrooms for slide presentations, digital photography and video reenactments.
  • 250 courts have Web sites as of 2006, which is more than twice the number with Web sites in 2000
Read the Supreme Court press release. The complete survey report can be downloaded here.