Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts Demonstrates Conformance to Standards in Transmission of Legal Documents among Court System Participants
The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce the accomplishment of the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts in obtaining Springboard certification on an information sharing initiative aimed at the transmission of legal documents among court system participants.
Springboard is an evaluation and certification program designed to help advance information sharing in the justice, public safety, and homeland security communities. Springboard provides independent services to industry and government for the evaluation and certification of implementations of standards-based information sharing solutions. The program is funded in part by the Program Manager of the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
The Springboard program works with sponsor organizations and an initiative team of industry and government representatives to provide a venue for the evaluation of implementations of interoperability standards. The Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is the second entity to conduct such conformance testing under the Springboard program. The testing was done to ensure that two of Georgia AOC's systems implemented relevant portions of the OASIS LegalXML Electronic Court Filing (ECF) Version 4.01 Standard. (OASIS is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of open standards for the global information society.) These products and systems enable the safe and effective sharing of legal documents between court system participants. The successful certification of these products will reduce interoperability barriers that often arise when partners seek to exchange data without the benefit of prior third-party certification.
Jorge Basto of the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) said, "The Georgia AOC has been leading the charge in the implementation of court standards since 2005. Being the first in the justice domain to acquire this certification shows our continued commitment to endorsing the Electronic Court Filing Standard that promotes interoperability amongst systems. We intend to certify all Major Design Elements in this specification and validate the concept of integration through coordinated business processes and technology."
To learn more about the Springboard Program or the initiatives please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.ijis.org/_programs/springboard.html.