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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 25, 2011

Municipal Court plans ceremony for “Go Live” event on Monday, Aug. 29

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Municipal Court will officially “switch on” its new highly advanced case management system on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 and become the first limited jurisdiction court in the United States to go entirely “paperless.” To mark this event, a ceremony will be held on the first floor of Municipal Court, 1101 Locust St., at 10 a.m.

Following brief remarks by City Manager Troy Schulte and Sixth District Councilman John Sharp, yellow “DO NOT CROSS” police tape will be draped over a poster depicting the court’s millions of paper tickets to signify the paper ticket’s demise. Presiding Judge Katherine Bromfield Emke and Acting Court Administrator John Franklin will also attend.

The court has been preparing for this event – known as “Go Live” day – for approximately one year in partnership with the Kansas City Police Department and the Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS), a quasi-governmental agency based in St. Louis that developed the new system.

More than two million paper tickets have been migrated to the new system and the Kansas City Police Department began using handheld devices to issue “e-tickets” this week. As of the “Go Live” date, all data from the new e-tickets will flow directly into the court’s computers, thus creating unprecedented efficiencies.

“We are excited about the efficiencies and accuracy that will be afforded us when our new system ‘goes live’ on Aug. 29,” Presiding Judge Emke said.

For questions about the “Go Live” ceremony, contact Ellen Belzer, communications manager at Municipal Court at 816-513-3958.

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