Courthouses are dynamic and often intense environments. New challenges come up every day. Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti recently wrote in the Clark County Bar Association’s Communiqué magazine on the Eighth JD Court’s focus on improving access to justice and building public trust and confidence. She noted that a lot of progress has been made in the areas of technology, efficiency and security, with more on the way including:
- The court is implementing upgrades to e-filing.
- Upgrades will be made to restitution court in the juvenile area.
- Internal computer systems are being upgraded to expedite business throughout the court.
- Electronic dispositions to the state are being automated.
- Criminal fine and fee collections are being automated.
- Jury Services will see improvements as we make more functions available online and look to add self-service kiosks.
- Case management is being fine-tuned to give judges a clear and efficient view of the status of their caseloads to improve time to disposition.
- A new program will be rolled-out to provide touch screen capability to improve the functionality of viewing cases.
- Significant steps have been made to improve courthouse safety and security including: improving marshal training, creating a dedicated internal affairs bureau, enhancing procedures and increasing our hiring qualifications.
- Policies, procedures and training are being refined and updated to meet the needs in the important and ever-evolving area of security.
Progress takes continuous evaluation and work. The court is open to new ideas to make operations better and more efficient. If you have ideas we want to hear what they are.