Judicial Innovations In the News
Online dispute resolution offers traffic courts
APRIL 9, 2021 - GCN
Even though the COVID-19 vaccine has been rolling out across the country, and the administration’s goal of 200 million vaccines by the end of April is on track, cases are still trending upward. A minimum of 70-85% of the population needs to be immunized to stave off the virus, and projections show that should happen around the fall of 2021. Plus, a vaccine may only last a few months before it no longer offers maximum protection. That means it will still be a while before things return to a pre-COVID “normal,” if they ever do.
For traffic courts, that means new decisions must be made about how to proceed for the long term.
Atlanta Tech Company Named Among the State's Most Innovative
MARCH 25, 2021 - Metro Atlanta CEO
Judicial Innovations, an Atlanta-based technology company, has been named one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the organization announced today.
“Having served in local law enforcement for 25 years, I have seen firsthand the need for a solution like online dispute resolution,” said Judicial Innovations CEO and founder Jarrett Gorlin. “We are proud to offer courts in Georgia and around the country the ability to adjudicate traffic tickets online – and it is truly an honor to be recognized by TAG for our innovative technology.”
How Online Dispute Resolution Can Increase
Access to Justice
March 24, 2021 - Legaltech News
During these COVID times, technology offerings have allowed us all to accommodate our myriad personal and professional needs, all while limiting potential exposure. In the last year, we have taken advantage of digital methods to hold meetings, have virtual school, get food delivered, visit the doctor and more.
That extends to courts across the country, which are integrating new platforms and applications to ensure they can continue their work. Specifically, many are finding that online dispute resolution tools enable them to offer justice that’s more accessible, more affordable and COVID-safer for the poor and disadvantaged.
New Platform Offers a Court-Free Solution to Traffic Tickets
March 23, 2021 - Government Technology
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on court systems, changing everything from cybersecurity concerns to court proceedings. In the future, handling a speeding ticket may no longer require someone to take off work and go on a half-day adventure to a traffic court.
That’s the idea behind Online Traffic Resolution, a new portal from Atlanta-based company Judicial Innovations. The portal, which can be used by jurisdictions for free, is in response to a standstill of sorts with traffic courts. Across the country, many traffic courts aren’t open for business. In some cases, one may have to wait months, rather than weeks as in the past, to have a court date for settling a ticket.
Jarrett Gorlin, CEO of Judicial Innovations, said the pandemic has exacerbated a system that was already ripe for innovation.
Metro Atlanta Police Officer-Turned-Entrepreneur Makes Paying Traffic Tickets Easier
March 22, 2021 - hypepotamus
With a 19-year career in law enforcement, Jarrett Gorlin has built technology-based solutions to improve how the public interacts with courts and probation offices.
“When you spend that much time in law enforcement, you see and learn how things can be done better. Government sometimes isn’t the most innovative of organizations in the world. It does take those technology-spirited people to bring things to the forefront.”
His first entrepreneurial venture was with Judicial Correction Services, which privatized misdemeanor probation services through an online probation Case Management System. He ultimately grew the company to be in 270 cities in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi with over 600 employees.
Technology Association names Judicial Innovations to its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia list
March 12, 2021 - Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today unveiled the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia, which included Judicial Innovations.
TAG’S Top 40 Awards, sponsored by Comcast Business and Cherry Bekaert, recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact and efforts to spread awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.
Clark Howard In Favor of Online Traffic Resolutions
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 - Clark Howard Podcast
"If you have ever had to go to traffic court you know it’s really a long, long slog – the time you have spend away from work – time you wait until your case is heard. A lot of people just pay their tickets because they just don’t want to deal with it. Well, let me tell you something. The city of Acworth is the test place for something known as online traffic resolutions. I read about it in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, where you’re able to use free software, a web-based platform, to contest and win-or-lose before the judge and then pay your fine. This is great! If it works well for Acworth, I hope other governments across Metro Atlanta will adopt a platform like this as well."
Acworth to pilot traffic court software created by Atlanta startup Judicial Innovations
FEBRUARY 2, 2021 - Atlanta Inno
City of Acworth clerk of court Misty Day spent 2020 adjusting and readjusting the court schedule because of the pandemic.
Court dates had to be pushed back. Zoom hearings replaced some in-person hearings. A 25-person courtroom capacity meant more sessions throughout the day.
And throughout all those changes, the court still struggled with a backlog of cases from its three-month closure. So when Jarrett Gorlin came to Acworth with a way to move traffic offenses onto an online platform, Day jumped on the opportunity.
Atlanta Tech Company Launches Online Platform for Traffic Court Adjudication and Payments
FEBRUARY 2, 2021 - Dig South
Judicial Innovations, a technology company based in Atlanta, announced today the launch of its new Online Traffic Resolution platform. The platform allows courts to deliver fast, COVID-safe justice for drivers charged with a traffic violation. Defendants can contest and pay their traffic tickets online without having to enter a courtroom, making justice accessible for everyone.