Maryland Courts

Judiciary Hosts Vendor Fair for Maryland Electronic Courts Initiative

The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts held a Vendor Fair on January 12 - 15, 2010 at the Judicial Education and Conference Center, as part of the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) initiative. This multi-year initiative will modernize the ways in which justice information is delivered, accessed, processed.

MDEC will allow courts to electronically accept, maintain and share documents, as well as offer a number of exciting new services to members of the bar, justice partners and the public. Similar to the federal system, MDEC will include electronic filing, electronic notification and paper on demand. MDEC will bring the clerk’s office to your desktop.

To provide these kinds of services, the Judiciary must acquire new technologies and technological infrastructure to provide these capabilities and to allow for the integration of multiple commercial e-filing service providers to offer users a variety of upgraded services.

Fifteen (15) vendors participated in the fair and gave their presentations to 157 Judiciary employees. Below is the list of participating vendors:

  1. ACS - Highland, Md.
  2. Amcad - Herndon, Va.
  3. CaseFileXpress - Irving, Tx.
  4. Hyland Software, Inc. - Westlake, Oh.
  5. Lexis Nexis - Bellevue, Wa.
  6. LPS Aptitude Solutions, Inc. - Maitland, Fl.
  7. New Dawn Technologies, Inc. - Logan, Ut.
  8. Oracle - Glendale, Md. and Reston, Va.
  9. Perceptive Software - Shawnee, Ks.
  10. Sharp Business Systems - Arlington, Va.
  11. Tybera Development Group, Inc, - Orem, Ut.
  12. Tyler Technologies - Plano, Tx.
  13. Unisys Corp. - Blue Bell, Pa.
  14. Wiznet, Inc. - Delray Beach, Fl.
  15. WTVIII, Inc. - Lexington, Ky.

Vendors demonstrated electronic content management systems for both trial and appellate courts, which included a number of court management and e-filing solutions.

All Judiciary participants were given the opportunity to evaluate the value of the services provided by each vendor and the feasibility of their system capabilities using a post-event survey. The results of this survey were compiled and summarized to refine the scope and content of request for proposals for the technology the Judiciary will require.

Audio recordings of the vendor presentations are available upon request from the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.