Arizona Selects aiSmartBench to Transform its Courtrooms – Statewide
Following a nationwide competitive bid process, the Arizona Supreme Court has selected aiSmartBench as its judicial decision support system. This electronic bench solution is positioned to serve judges across the state in all courts from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Superior Courts, Justices of the Peace and Municipal Courts. This solution will provide a single judicial interface over several different CMS and DMS systems.
Dave Byers, Administrative Director of the Courts for the Arizona Supreme Court, says, “This industry- leading, paperless solution will help our judges and support staff to work more efficiently with the digital record. It will transform our traditional courtroom workflow with efficiencies that exceed the current paper processes and serve the judges as a highly effective decision support system.”
aiSmartBench specializes in effectively serving up vital case documents for quick decision making. It accurately captures the rulings and adjudications from the judge’s bench without slowing down the proceedings of the day’s docket.
“Unlike a case management system, aiSmartBench was designed with the judge in mind.” says Karl Heckart, Chief Information Officer of the Arizona Administrative Office of Courts. “This unique perspective ensures the solution will address the needs of the different types of courts and provide the flexibility required to meet the unique way each judge runs his or her particular courtroom.”
Rather than offering yet another case management system focused on case docketing activities, Mentis developed a system that is judge-centric focused on ease-of-use and efficient courtroom processes.
“aiSmartBench is built on the powerful Mentis technology platform,” says Leo LaCascia, Founder and President of Mentis Technology Solutions. “It is designed to scale to the complex needs of a statewide solution like Arizona’s. It is able to connect into multiple case management and document management systems and provide the judge a single, consistent interface serving a variety of needs from the Supreme Court Justice to the Justice of the Peace.”