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Civil Automated Systems

ACMS is an integrated case tracking and case management system that is designed to support the Civil Law, Special Civil Part, Foreclosure, general Equity, Appellate Court, Supreme Court and the Superior Court Civil Judgment and Order Docket.

ACMS was developed to enhance case processing in the trial courts and to give County and judicial personnel the ability to record case information. the ACMs system furnishes the tools for Case Managers to manage and schedule cases with an on-line system that is linked into a central mainframe at the AOC in Trenton.

ACMS supports local direct filing of documents in the County courts and automatically assigns a docket number when a new case is entered. ACMS provides statewide judgment inquiries on parties, attorneys, judgements, service and executions, and judges. ACMS tracks and schedules cases, generates management reports, court calendars, notices, cash receipt journals and disbursement reports. ACMS now generates the required state statistical reports for the Law Division as well as Chancery General Equity and Foreclosure.

ACMS also provides for managing disposed cases through the ACMS archiving subsystem. Features of the archive subsystem include provision for automatic case restoration of case data from the archive database to the ACMS active database, recording physical location of case files or imaged information, provides for online public inquiry access of archived case

Current State of Operation:

ACMS is being used in all 21 counties.

Contribution to Overall goal of Judiciary Service or

The recap of savings realized is reported by case processing

  • Intake function includes but not limitted to mail processing, case docketing and case indexing, document screening, transfers process and attorney association.
  • Case management function includes but not limitted to motion process, motion calendaring, trial calendaring, rescheduling, noticing, dismissals, court, pretrial disposition, case tracking and order processing.
  • Reporting includes but not limtitted to case management reporting, exception reporting and statistical reporting
  • General inquiry includes service to general public in person and over telephone.
  • Arbitration includes but not limitted to calendar preparation, adjournments/rescheduling, case dispositions, and noticing.
  • Automation allows county staff to become more efficient in case management. It is estimated that personnel effiency is increased by 20%
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