Friday, April 10, 2015
Luis' Little Lies
It's true that the Civil Division is currently testing an online view of dockets with a few lawyers. That was prepared in house. The title searchers and others who actually use these systems have been ignored, which guarantees that whatever is rolled out will be a disaster. I know this because I have experienced it several times.
But what Campos failed to tell Council is that the Administration has every intention of buying new software, too. According to Controller Steve Barron, the company being used in Propertyinfo.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court already plans to impose its own software on the counties in an effort to achieve uniformity. From one of the judges, I understand that this state-imposed solution is just one or two years away in the Orphans Court. So it makes no fiscal sense to update software that will be replaced soon by the state.
A state solution in the Civil Division might be a few more years off, but Brown plans to replace the software there, too. Naturally, this is being considered without consulting the end users. And it is just as foolish.