Judicial Committee on Information Technology

Committees 

All subcommittees are charged to:

  • Independently convene and conduct meetings to fulfill the committee charge and distribute appropriate assignments among committee members.
  • Each committee may rely on previous, relevant work of others to efficiently carry out its mission.
  • Give an oral progress report to the full JCIT membership at each meeting of JCIT.
  • Provide a written report on committee activities to the full membership of JCIT once a year.

Standards Committee

Review and implement standards for technology related to the courts. This committee can add other JCIT members as resources as standards development dictates.

Bob Wessels, Chair
Miles Brissette
Honorable Blake Hawthorne
Tracy Hopper
Honorable Laura Hinojosa
Dennis Van Metre
Honorable Sherri Woodfin

Access to Court Records

Research and review processes and procedures for making electronic court records available to the public. Analyze current public access and future access of court records under Texas law. Review access in other states for recommendations for Texas.

Dean Stanzione, Chair
Honorable John Warren, Chair
Randy Chapman
Honorable Blake Hawthorne
Roland Johnson
Mark Unger


eFiling

Review implementation of e-filing with new vendor. Monitor bills and legislation relating to e-filing. Assist vendor locally with contacts to stakeholders such as the county commissioners and district and county clerks.

Honorable Blake Hawthorne, Chair
Honorable Jeff Boyd
Honorable Judy Crawford
Honorable Sarah Davis
Doug Gowin
Roland K. Johnson
Honorable Sasha Kelton
Sian Schilhab
Mark Unger
Honorable Sheri Woodfin

Rules

Develop statewide rules for e-Filing for JP, County and District Courts. Develop public access to court record rules that protects sensitive data but allows method for the public to access records remotely.

Rebecca Simmons, Chair
Ed Wells
Honorable David Escamilla
Roland Johnson
Gary Hutton
Miles Brissette
Doug Gowin
Honorable Blake Hawthorne
Cynthia Orr
Sian Schilhab
Honorable Sheri Woodfin