Latest Updates (Archive)
|July 18, 2014||MDEC Video: Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Walk-through Sessions|
|July 11, 2014||MDEC Milestones: E-filing Educational Sessions Happening Now|
|June 27, 2014||MDEC Article: MDEC Milestones: Walk-through Sessions Begin|
|June 20, 2014||MDEC Article: Testing the System|
|June 6, 2014||MDEC Q&A: Greg Hilton, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals|
|May 30, 2014||The Role for Retired Judges in MDEC|
|May 23, 2014||New MDEC Video: Growing with MDEC|
|May 16, 2014||New MDEC Article: A Judge's Perspective: Judge Paul A. Hackner|
|May 9, 2014||New Video: Anne Arundel County Gets Ready to Launch Video (Teaser)|
|May 2, 2014||MDEC Podcast "An Historical Perspective"|
|April 25, 2014||What is an MDEC sprint?|
|April 18, 2014||An interview with District Court Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn about MDEC and Court Technologies|
MDEC Video: Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Walk-through Sessions
MDEC business process walk-through sessions have begun. These walk-through sessions allow clerks from Anne Arundel County Circuit and District courts to enter real cases into MDEC.
In the following video, we hear from Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk Lisa Preston, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Trust Clerk Debbie Green and business analyst for JIS, Mahender Bhandari, as they explain why these walk-through sessions are critical for the upcoming implementation of the MDEC pilot launch.
View the video here: www.mdcourts.gov/mdec/updates/20140718mdecwalkthroughhd.mp4
Read the transcript here: www.mdcourts.gov/mdec/updates/20140718mdecvideotranscript.pdf
MDEC Milestones: E-filing Educational Sessions Happening Now
Attorneys and law professionals can now sign up for educational sessions to help them get ready for e-filing, the electronic filing of court cases, papers and documents. E-filing will be available in Anne Arundel County when the county becomes the first jurisdiction to launch MDEC.
“This is a great time for attorneys to become more familiar with MDEC and e-filing because, starting in mid-September, they will be able to register to e-file and thus be ready for Anne Arundel County’s launch of MDEC this fall,” said Tara Glover, MDEC e-filing project manager for the Judiciary. Tara is responsible for the scheduling of presentations to law firms and bar associations.
MDEC Article: MDEC Milestones: Walk-through Sessions Begin
The Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) initiative reached another significant milestone with the introduction of the MDEC system business process walk-through sessions.These new sessions mark the end of business process sprints and begin the hands on walk-through and validation activities. Learn more about the sessions.
(L to R) Karuna Biswas, Carolyn Fleary,
Marquita Spriggs, and Anoh Brou
MDEC Article: Testing the System
Before MDEC goes live in Anne Arundel County, testing of MDEC system components will be done by quality assurance teams at JIS in conjunction with end users. The teams will verify that all MDEC system components meet the functional and performance expectations of the Judiciary. Learn more about the testing.
MDEC Q&A: Greg Hilton, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals
Like many of the people featured in prior weeks of MDEC News, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals Greg Hilton has been involved with the MDEC project for years. Recently he sat down to answer some questions about how MDEC and the pilot implementation process will affect the Court of Special Appeals.Greg Hilton explains more here.
The Role for Retired Judges in MDEC
Judges recalled to the bench are uniquely positioned to take an active role in addressing some of the challenges courts will face as the Judiciary makes the transition from a paper to an electronic environment. Retired Judge Nancy B. Shuger explains more here.
New MDEC Video: Growing with MDEC
Anne Arundel County District Court Administrative Clerk Tami Chester has been deeply involved in the MDEC preparation and implementation process. In the following video, we hear from Tami Chester as she reflects on the changes MDEC will bring and how Anne Arundel County District Court is getting ready for these changes. Click on the image to watch the latest video. A transcript of the video is also available.
New MDEC Article: A Judge's Perspective: Judge Paul A. Hackner
Judge Hackner offers his unique perspective on the process. Click on the image to read the latest article.
New Video: Anne Arundel County Gets Ready to Launch Video (Teaser)
MDEC Video "Anne Arundel County Gets Ready to Launch Video (Teaser)" (mp4) 0:30
Judiciary employees and Maryland attorneys have been hearing about an integrated statewide case management system project for years. In the following podcast, we feature information from the MDEC Advisory Committee meeting on Monday April 14, and talk about the real history of the project, starting from the beginning, in 2009. Click on the image to listen to the following podcast.
- MDEC Podcast "An Historical Perspective" (mp4) duration 6:15
- Implementation Timeline (pdf)
- An Historical Perspective Podcast Transcript (pdf)
- An Historical Perspective Podcast Transcript (docx)
What is an MDEC sprint? Get a behind-the-scenes look as 20 MDEC pioneers from the front lines of Anne Arundel County District and Circuit Courts, District Court Headquarters and court-related agencies participated in an MDEC business process sprint, which focused on how cases transfer from the District Court to the Circuit Court using the new electronic case management system. Click on the image to watch the latest video.
MDEC will be rolled out county-by-county starting in the fall of 2014. It will take approximately five years to complete. See more frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Anne Arundel County is first in line and is getting ready for the pilot roll-out.
An interview with District Court Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn about MDEC and Court Technologies
Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn of the District Court of Maryland has been a leader in developing and preparing to launch Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC). He has served as the chair of the MDEC Advisory Committee since it was created in 2009, and has been a dynamic advocate for the new system. He and Joan Nairn, MDEC Project Manager, have made more than 85 presentations to law enforcement agencies, bar associations, legislators, and other stakeholders to prepare them for MDEC and how it will change the way they interact with the courts. As he prepares to retire May 31, 2014, Chief Judge Clyburn shares his unique insights on MDEC and the future of the courts.
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