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Administrative Office Divisions - Judicial Management Information Services

(217) 785-3272 (Springfield Office)

Skip Robertson, Assistant Director

is one of seven divisions in the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC). At the direction of the Supreme Court and Administrative Director, JMIS provides technology to the offices and staff of the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts, Supreme Court supporting units and all divisions within the AOIC. JMIS also facilitates the Court’s digital recording initiative which provides digital audio recording systems in the circuit courts used for the preparation of paper transcripts.

JMIS is staffed by 22 professionals consisting of five groups experienced in specific technologies and able to support various court initiatives. JMIS’ IT Security group manages the Courts’ data center, including numerous firewalls, security systems, local and wide area networks, and network servers installed in more than 30 offices throughout the state. The Hardware / Software group manages server applications, desktop and laptop computers, peripherals, and productivity software. The Hardware / Software group is also responsible for the installation and support of the digital recording systems in the Supreme Court (2 courtrooms), Appellate Court (6 courtrooms) and Trial Courts (more than 350 courtrooms). JMIS’ Internet Services group is responsible for the design and upkeep of the Court’s website (www.illinoiscourts.gov), where approximately 45,000 visitors access the website each month. In conjunction with the Supreme Court Communication Office, the Court’s Twitter account (@illinoiscourts), broadcasts events and information to more than 6,900 followers. The User Services group staffs JMIS’ Help Desk, supports telecommunication services and phones (land line and mobile), and coordinates asset tracking of the Court’s technology equipment. The Application Group is responsible for the design and enhancements to approximately fourteen enterprise database applications written in the Oracle or Progress database and programming languages.