April 24, 2014

Illinois Supreme Court, Appellate Courts to Implement Thomson Reuters C-Track Case Management Solution

EAGAN, Minn. – Thomson Reuters announced that its C-TrackTM Appellate Case Management System (AppellateCMS) will serve as the official case management solution for the Illinois Supreme Court and the five Illinois appellate courts. The project also includes C-Track Document Management, E-Filing and Public Access — tools that will improve the courts’ ability to perform their duties as well as improve service to patrons.

C-Track AppellateCMS, designed specifically for courts to capture, track, process and report on cases moving through the appeals process, provides the ability to better manage information, improve visibility and court performance, and maximize efficiencies. The appellate courts in the state of Illinois handle more than 10,000 case filings annually. In 2012 alone, the five Illinois appellate courts, not including the Illinois Supreme Court, received filings for more than 8,000 cases and disposed of nearly as many.

The Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois appellate courts currently utilize several legacy systems that were designed and built in-house. “C-Track is core to our strategy of improving the functions of courts and legal systems around the world, and will consolidate the different standalone systems currently operating within the Illinois appellate courts into one comprehensive, accurate and accessible system,” said Manoj Jain, vice president, Court Management Solutions at Thomson Reuters. “We are excited to be involved in such a transformative project, which will bring substantive value to both the court’s staff and other users of the system, including justices, judges and staff, as well as the general public, while improving operational efficiencies and streamlining case processing in Illinois appellate courts.”  

Illinois released a request for information (RFI) in 2011 engaging vendors to develop technical requirements for a new court management software system. In its review, Illinois chose to partner exclusively with Thomson Reuters and its Court Management Solutions team to implement C-Track.

“This project signifies a large milestone for Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions group,” said Jamison Sarno, chief technology officer, Court Management Solutions at Thomson Reuters. “This will be our largest appellate court installation to date and it’s happening in one of the most respected judiciaries in the United States. Our C-Track product utilizes innovative and adaptable technologies which are the hallmark of a long-lasting solution. We are looking forward to supporting the goals of the Illinois appellate courts and building upon this relationship.”

C-Track’s web-based software provides a flexible solution that operates in multiple platforms with open technology and integrates with multiple products to ensure a total and seamless workflow solution. Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions eliminates redundancies, increases transparency and automates tasks associated with intricate court processes, while providing interfaces to other justice agencies to offer a complete and fully streamlined court management solution. Through its market-leading customer service, courts receive system enhancements, statutory/legislation rule changes and unlimited free upgrades to the core C-Track software.

To learn more, visit Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions.

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