Case management system for courts lags

first_imgImplementation is also being delayed to give the staff time to make sure the system would work at all the county’s courts, officials said. The county has already invested heavily in the system and intends to have it in place eventually, Clarke said. Between 2002 and 2006, county officials spent $1 million on staffers to work on the project and another $1 million on equipment, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County courts are lagging behind other jurisdictions in rolling out a new statewide case management system they helped design. San Diego, Orange and Ventura County courts, which also participated in the system’s creation, intend to have the technology in place to handle all cases by the end of the year, officials from those counties said. But Los Angeles officials said they will have only small-claims cases on the system by March 2008, and only in one court, Alhambra. The county would need 12 more full-time information technology staff members – with salaries of $100,000 each – to begin to implement the system, which it cannot afford, said John A. Clarke, the executive officer and clerk of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. last_img read more