02.17.17 - Changes to iCourt Project Schedule
Idaho Supreme Court Adjusts iCourt Launch Dates
Project Still on Track to be Complete by 2018
The Idaho Supreme Court is adjusting when it will transition certain counties to iCourt, the state’s new modernized electronic court case management system, after a series of discussions with court staff across the state. All Idaho courthouses will still transition over to iCourt by the end of 2018 as scheduled.
“The counties were at the heart of this decision,” said Sara Thomas, administrative director of Idaho courts. “Before bringing new counties onto iCourt, we want to intensify our efforts in Twin Falls County and Ada County to improve the efficiencies of the court case management system. This will help these two counties fully recognize the benefits of the new system and make the transition process smoother for the counties moving forward.”
iCourt brought new efficiencies to Twin Falls County and Ada County, such as giving judges access to documents and making it possible for lawyers to electronically file with the court. However, it has become clear to the Idaho Supreme Court that it needs to spend more time with these counties in order to provide additional training, improve business processes and enhance features of the technology. Twin Falls County was the first to transition to the new system in the summer of 2015; Ada County went live this past summer.
Under the new launch schedule, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee and Valley Counties will transition to iCourt in October 2017. Adams, Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Gem, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Payette, Shoshone, Washington Counties will migrate to the new court case management system in April 2018. The remaining 16 counties, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton, will go live in October 2018.
“We value the partnerships we have with each of the counties and appreciate all of their dedication and hard work,” said Thomas. “We are listening to our judges, clerks and court staff and doing our best to address everyone’s needs. We know transitioning to a new court case management system is not easy but the Idaho Supreme Court is committed to making it as smooth as possible.”
If you have any questions regarding the new iCourt launch schedule, please visit https://icourt.idaho.gov/ or call 208.334.3868.