Last month, I attended the National Association for Court Management’s (NACM) conference in Louisville, Kentucky, along with Steve Ambrosini, IJIS Institute’s executive director, and Joe Wheeler, the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Courts Advisory Committee and the senior partner for MTG Management Consultants.
The IJIS Institute continues to broaden its focus to the larger community of interest, and the inroads we have made with the courts, thanks in large part to Joe and the Courts Advisory Committee, are really an incredible advancement for information sharing and for our Members.
The IJIS Institute is now the official industry partner for NACM as well as the Court Information Technology Officers Consortium (CITOC), a joint effort of NACM, the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The IJIS Courts Advisory Committee will be the primary liaison between NACM and CITOC.
Plans are also being made for a Courts Industry Forum to be held November 11-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The model for this event will be similar to the IJIS Corrections Technology Forum, where industry and practitioners can share information and experience. NCSC will also be holding Hackathon event on November 14-15 at the same venue as the Industry Forum in Salt Lake, Utah.
I would like to express my thanks to Joe and the Courts Advisory Committee for their continued work in advancing the IJIS information sharing and safeguarding mission in the courts community.