March 12, 2012
Dear Members and Others:
We have attached hereto our detailed Executive Summary in response to the annual CCMS report recently submitted to the Legislature by the Judicial Council/AOC. We will forward this summary to the Legislature in advance of its March 14, 2012 CCMS hearing. Representatives of the ACJ will be in attendance at that hearing. We hope you find our report informative.
We also include an article in today’s Courthouse News Service dealing with CCMS warranty problems titled “Court IT Project In Bind”.
Lastly, we inform you that the Chief Justice has turned down the invitation of the Assembly Majority Leader Charles Calderon to meet with him, representatives of the Alliance of California Judges, and others for a discussion of the terms of AB 1208. We have also included an article by Cheryl Miller from the Recorder’s “Legal Pad” Blog dealing with the matter. The Chief’s letter to the Majority Leader turning down his invitation can be accessed through a link in the article.
Thank you for your continued support.
Alliance of California Judges
- Executive Summary for Legislature (.pdf attachment)
- California Court IT Project in a bind (Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News)
- Chief Justice won’t meet with Calderon (LegalPad)
A few notes from JCW:
While others seem to contend that there is a fully functional CCMS V4 product we would strongly disagree as without duplicating or enhancing current justice partner interfaces you don’t have a fully functional CCMS product. Additionally, when a product takes more man hours to operate than it saves, you don’t have a functional CCMS product.
CCMS Hearing Date, Time & Location:
Joint Hearing Budget Subcommittee No. 4 On State Administration And Budget
Subcommittee No. 5 Public Safety
BUCHANAN, CEDILLO, Chairs
1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437 ( Listen to this hearing )
1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437
SUBJECT: Court Computer System
Item No. Description
0250 Judicial Branch
0502 California Technology Agency
8855 Bureau of State Audits