One centralized, state-recognized web site to provide an inexpensive, easy and contemporary way of posting legally sufficient notices. GlobalNotice.com
Strategic Partnership: GlobalNotice and Mitratch GlobalNotice has partnered with Mitratech, a giant in the legal services/internet technology field, in order to provide international notice capability. The two companies have worked closely together in technological aspects of the public notice project. One of the founders of GlobalNotice, and the current C.E.O. is Ladan Behnia, the founder and director of Mitratech, Inc. Prior to positioning Mitratech as a leader in the in- house corporate legal counsel software industry, Dr. Behnia served in a number of important I.T. executive positions with other companies. She holds E.E. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science, a graduate degree in Information Systems from the University of Grenoble, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Paris. GlobalNotice also has as its founder Crispin Culbertson, a litigation attorney of 16 years experience and C.E.O. of Winterweiss, an investment company with holdings in North Carolina and Virginia. He currently serves as President of GlobalNotice. Crispin was educated at Wake Forrest University and at Oxford University (Queen’s College) in England. He holds a Juris Doctorate and an honors undergraduate degree.
Strategic Partnership: GlobalNotice and Mitratch GlobalNotice’s personnel and tech department will continue to work closely with Mitratech, Inc. in developing the necessary software and technology for public notice service to the public and Governmental Agencies as needs evolve in the future.
Mitratech Solutions 1.Case and Matter Management for Government, Corporations, and Law Firms. 2.Compliance and Governance Management. 3.Security, Counterfeiting, and Incident Management.
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1.Courts face enormous challenges posed by the necessity of dealing with the public, which must access the courthouses for posting and viewing most types of public notice. This entails not just increasing foot traffic through the courthouses – and the security issues that entails – but also a drain on the time of clerks’ offices staff. Enormous amounts of paper are generated in clerks offices under the current requirements, and these volumes will grow along with foot traffic as population increases. 2.The integrity of a given public notice is often compromised under the current system. There is no means of efficiently and easily accessing public notices that are no longer ‘posted.’ Also, bulletin boards at courthouses are often compromised by unscrupulous bidders who tear notices down. Los Angeles County is considering buying surveillance cameras to prevent theft of all types of posted notice. Courts and Clerks Dilemmas
3.Under the current system, there is no central repository state- wide for public notice, much less a repository that can be accessed easily from anywhere in the world, and which contains archive-searching ability, as well as the ability to post a notice away from the courthouse. The lack of these attributes causes a tremendous lack of dissemination of notice. Courts and Clerks Dilemmas
1.Security, foot traffic, personnel drain and paperwork dramatically decreased, along with the accompanying costs and at no cost to the state. 2.No need for the creation of an additional layer of bureaucracy or a new state department. No need for the hiring of additional personnel. Indeed, existing personnel may be reassigned and the need for future hires will be reduced as the work moves on- line. 3.Efficient, central repository of public notice information in all categories state wide, and accessible 24-hours per day, 7 days per week and on holidays and bad weather days. 4.MOST OF ALL: A much more informed and happy public. Courts and Clerks Benefits
1.Accessing courthouses - and newspapers - is difficult for senior citizens, handicapped, and busy people (in short, almost 100% of the population). 2.Accessing courthouses - and newspapers - is dificult if a person is outside the immediate jurisdiction of the posted or print notice. 3.The public in the case of newspapers pay 900% more, on average, for a newspaper posting than it would pay for a website posting. 4.Lawyers understandably often use low-cost – and therefore low circulation – newspapers. Public Dilemmas
Public Benefits 1.Newspapers and website notice can work together to combine traditional forms of public notice with modern convenience and necessity. 2.MOST IMPORTANT: notices can be posted by lawyers, developers, bankers and the public from the convenience of their own offices and homes, AND all can access important notices affecting their property, neighborhoods and businesses from anywhere in the world at any time. All persons can even be especially notified by the website if there is a notice that might affect these interests. 3.Access and searching is free, 24 hours per day.
Public Benefits There have been an increasing number of cases regarding the violation of open meetings and Sunshine laws throughout the nation. This had led to some of the state supreme courts, for example Wisconsin’s, to strengthen the open meetings law ordering governmental bodies to be more specific in notifying the public about the subject matter of upcoming meetings.
Website Access For Everyone 1.Estimate for the year ending in 2007 indicate that more than 85% of US citizens will have internet access at home or work. 2.For that remaining 15%, internet may be accessed (with librarian help) at the nearest public library. Also, this website will be accessible in most county courthouses. Website is much more user-friendly than the difficult procedures at courthouse for posting and reading notice. 3.Paypal option for those that do not have credit card. 4.900% average saving to public as compared to newspaper notice cost.
Legal System Dilemmas 1.The lack of a centralized information repository not only at the state level, but also at the national level, creates inefficiencies and information gaps. The lack of such a system is a major obstacle in the proper handling of both criminal and civil cases, including class-action matters. 2.The current court posting system does not accomplish the public policy underlying the notice requirements, which is to make the posted information widely available to the general public. 3.The current system of posting notices in newspapers does not accomplish the public policy underlying the notice requirements, which is to make the posted information widely available to the general public. The public and attorneys try to economize in posting fees by selecting the cheapest publications, which normally have the smallest circulation, which in turn defeats the purpose of the notice requirement.
Legal System Benefits 1.Ability to save money and time by posting notices from the office. 2.Ability to save time and personnel cost by utilizing the “auto- notification” feature on GN websites, which provides attorneys and the public e-mail updates on notice status when requested by poster/user. Also, site can auto-notify attorneys when a posted notice is about to expire, giving an option to renew, thereby eliminating missed deadlines. 3.Ability to save time and personnel cost by utilizing the “auto- notification” feature on GN websites, which provides attorneys and the public email updates on status of notices posted on the system time by requesting notification when any pre-selected keywords are posted to the site by any party. Also, site can auto- notify attorneys when a posted notice is about to expire, given an option to renew.
Legal System Benefits 4.Central, searchable repository state-wide with ability to search non-active notices via archives. 5.24 x 7 x 365 free accessibility. 6.Happier clients and fewer missed notice deadlines / requirements.
Posting Notice on Court Bulletin Board Public LawyerCourt Clerk Court AOC Sys. Court Bulletin Court Acc. Sys. Current Process
Posting Notice on Court Bulletin Board Additional Possibilities through the GlobalNotice Website Public LawyerCourt Clerk Court AOC Sys. Court Bulletin Court Acc. Sys.
Posting Notice in Newspaper Current Process Newspaper Public LawyerCourt Clerk Court AOC Sys. Court Acc. Sys.
Posting Notice in Newspaper Additional Possibilities through the GlobalNotice Website Newspaper Public LawyerCourt Clerk Court AOC Sys. Court Acc. Sys.
Newspaper Dilemmas 1.Newspapers are getting smaller and smaller (New York Times is 40% smaller than 5 years ago). 2.Newspaper market is shrinking (LA Times lost 25% of its readers since 1996, 77% of people under age 30 do not read a newspaper according to 2006 report of Pew Research Center). 3.Only 10 out of approximately 40 traditional forms of notice are published in newspapers. Facts 1.How many more years will newspapers be viable for purposes of public notice, given lack of use and an increasingly mobile and global business community? 2.Should government and our court systems wait until it’s too late? Questions
Newspaper Benefits 1.GlobalNotice and newspapers, a WIN / WIN cooperation. 2.A co-branded website free for newspapers. (Free uploading and access using the newspaper’s name as link so that customers understand the newspaper is providing this service.) 3.No charge to newspapers. They may keep the revenue charged for the added value and preserve “base subscribers” by providing the excellent additional service of offering a global database for ALL forms of notice. 4.No charge to newspapers. They may keep the revenue charged for the added value and preserve “base subscribers” by providing the excellent additional service of offering a global database for all forms of notice.
Newspaper Benefits 5.Availability of state-wide and national GlobalNotice website and its search capabilities to newspaper customers. 6.A comprehensive archive without maintenance cost or security issues for all types of notice, not just newspaper-related notices, allowing public to access 75% more notice information and therefore increasing the “news value of the newspaper.
Service & Security To ensure the highest level of service and security, GlobalNotice will utilize a network architecture consisting of a minimum of 2 redundant load balanced web servers located behind a pair of Cisco adaptive security firewall appliances. Each server will utilize a mirrored RAID hard drive configuration to ensure zero down time in the event of failure. Data will be backed up nightly utilizing a four-week tape rotation with two weeks on- site and two weeks off-site storage. All servers, firewalls and backup devices are located within a secure data center with 24/7 monitored security, 24/7 environmental monitoring, 24/7 power systems monitoring, redundant generator systems, and state of the art fire suppression systems.
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