Court Administration is responsible for providing information technology services to the judicial branch. These services are provided through the judicial branch Information Technology Division. Funding for these services is derived from a $10 surcharge imposed under section 3-1-317, MCA, on certain court filings and upon conviction for any conduct made criminal by state statute or upon forfeiture of bond or bail.
In addition to supporting the many standard off-the-shelf office productivity tools in use within the judicial branch, the Information Technology Division is responsible for development and support of the judicial case management system (JCMS) for the district court, the FullCourt case management system in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, support of the juvenile risk assessment system, support of jury management systems, as well as development and support of the other various custom software systems in use within the judiciary.
The Division, in cooperation with the Montana Department of Administration, provides e-mail services and anti-spam filter services to all judicial employees and contract employees and server operations and maintenance for the information system. The State Law Library provides web site hosting for the state court web site.
Through the judicial branch help desk, judicial employees can receive support, ask questions, and get problems resolved related to the information systems, software, and hardware they use.